Follow your heart...
Work at home!
By Lori Redfield
are so many ways that women can make a living while staying
home with their children. The number one rule of thumb of
course is -- Do what you LOVE! If you love what you do, not
only will you be good at it, but your enthusiasm will be
'catchy' and you will undoubtedly be successful.
Women are often surprised to find out how many supporters they
have out there in the world. People truly resonate with the
ideal of children having their Mothers home with them - and I
have found that they often times are more than willing to
compromise and work with you to make it possible.
We will be adding links and articles to this page to inspire
you and give you ideas - but the most important message I want
to give you is to look in your heart. What do you WANT to do?
What are you GOOD at? OR - What do you know you COULD be good
at if given the chance? That is where you will find your
genuine niche and your genuine happiness.
If you have an educational background - don't be afraid to
branch out on your own and use it. One close friend of mine
makes well over $100,000 a year running a Public Relations
business out of her home office. She is a confident, loving
and courageous women who dared to step forward and live her
dream. Her husband has told me that you wouldn't be able to
get Amy to stop what she is doing, it IS what she adores.
Meanwhile, both she and her daughter benefit from the
closeness of her BEING THERE.
We can substitute Mom - but there is no replacement for Mom.
You love your children more than anyone is capable of doing.
If you have computer skills, there are all sorts of 'jobs' you
can do from home. More and more companies are launching
websites these days -- many business are strictly web based
and have no brick-and-mortar establishment. So who do they
hire to work for them? Virtual Assistants (VA's)! We will be
giving you a lot of information on pursuing becoming a VA in
different articles on the site. But briefly, a VA executes the
same types of functions that an administrative assistant
executes - only from her home office.
Are you creative? Artistic? Do you have a flair for Marketing?
Could you open a Home Day Care or a local Errand Business? Can
you offer massage therapy? How about a Kennel?
What I am trying to touch on here is that there really is no
end to what you can come up with to do from your home. You
simply have to embrace your desires and your dreams - do some
planning and implement!
Lori Redfield is a work at home mother of three boys and the
founder of newly launched,
- an eSource for the Professional Mom