Returning to work after being a Stay at Home Mom can be a daunting prospect…it’s all too easy to lose a bit of confidence or feel out of touch. Alternatively you may be looking for a change of direction from your pre-Mom incarnation. An online degree can greatly increase your earning potential and boost your self esteem. No money to spare for personal investment? I hear you…check out www.scholarships4moms.net a leading provider of educational scholarships for mothers. A little bit of assistance may be all you need to fast track a post-baby career or try something completely new! And studying online means you can change your life whilst still staying home with the kids or pursuing other work commitments…
So if you have been thinking about furthering your education, what are you waiting for? Take action today and contact www.scholarships4moms.net for more information.
Well I’ve been MIA on this blog for a few weeks…a lot of change going on in our household…new job for my husband, new country for the family…back to Australia after five great years in Hong Kong. School hols and some beautiful weather has also led to a lot more visits to the beach and a lot less time on the computer…the result…a sudden drop in web traffic and a quick slide down the search engine rankings…all a bit disconcerting after watching a steady build since my blog’s inception back in January.
The moral…don’t let anyone fool you that making money on the internet is easy…if you’re looking to make some extra bucks from home, you can do it..but it does take commitment. And if you are planning on becoming an internet guru, then get ready to put in some serious time building traffic or money paying some-one else to do it for you.
The crucial thing about the internet is that there are very few barriers to entry…anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can get in the mix…but very few would be entrepreneurs have the perseverance to get to the crucial tipping point where your income outweighs your costs…
And the search engines know this…and apparently are prone to “weeding the wheat from the chaff” by periodically sandboxing your site (ie. downgrading your site on the search engines). Only way to get round this…keep on posting…and keep it original…so if you are not passionate about what you are doing, it’s unlikely you will get too far down the track.
Luckily I am passionate about empowering women’s choices and exploring flexible employment and education options…so take that Google…I’m coming at ya!!!
The party plan business model works in a similar way to an MLM. However, whereas a standard MLM business can be run through online advertising or websites, party plan is usually run through face to face sales.
In a nutshell, a party plan representative will sell products to people in their own homes at organised parties such as coffee mornings. The host will often receive an incentive such as discounted or free goods and at each party, the representative will also try and secure hosts for future events. Eventually, a party plan representative may be able to persuade other friends and acquaintances to become sales reps as well and may then receive commission from their sales as well as their own as an ‘area manager”.
To be successful as a Party Plan representative, you need to feel very comfortable selling to your friends as most people begin with their own networks. You also need to be confident enough to approach people about hosting their own parties otherwise you will soon run out of prospects.
It helps if you really believe in the product you are representing so that selling is less of a hardship and more of a genuine recommendation. For natural saleswomen, it can also be a great way to earn extra income for a few hours of work in a social, fun setting. Continue reading →
This article has a ring of truth to it…online stores are not a magic solution and there is a lot of competition but with dedication it can be a low cost way to start a home business. The tips below about starting an online T-shirt store are applicable to all products but if you want a low cost way to create your own T-shirts and keepsakes for sale, check out http://www.cafepress.com/ – the products are created only when ordered by a customer so it is a low risk way to start an online store with no set up fees. So if you are feeling creative, you have very little to lose…
So You Want To Start An Online T-Shirt Store?
By P. B. Scott
So you’re sick of your day job, and after searching the Internet for cheap startup ideas, you found multiple guides for selling t-shirts online containing the writer’s wonderful success stories, and it is sounding like a pretty darn good idea? Continue reading →
There are no easy answers to earning income from home. It takes hard work, passion and some good ideas. These ideas do not necessarily need to be ground-breaking but they do need to be executed effectively. Check out this informative article by Lynn VanDyke. Looking for ways to earn money online? Build credibility by building an informative website or blog on a subject that you know or are passionate about. Once you have built traffic and trust, monetize the website with e-books, related products or even affiliate advertisements for products (you don’t even have to source the products yourself but can earn great commissions from sites like Clickbank). Just make sure you have a clear call to action and an easy cart or shop. Set up is quite labor intensive but low cost. However you can also choose to pay some-one to set up your website, build traffic and even make posts on your behalf. Check out freelance labor sourcing sites such Freelancer.
Earn Money From Home Through Life Coaching
By Andrew Watt
Some people spend years and years looking for a home based business idea that earns money and is something they enjoy. The vast majority who search, never find the home based working dream.
In their search many will spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds trying out opportunities and ideas that don’t have a hope of earning any money.
I will not be the first person to have invited you to consider something that you could earn money from, based in your own home, and doing something enjoyable. However, I am probably the first to have suggested that the business you should consider is life coaching. Continue reading →
In my quest to make money from home, I have been exploring self publishing with Amazon Kindle and recently published my first book “Human Superpowers – A Guide to Supercharging Your Life”. It is really very easy to do although attracting buyers is a whole different challenge. But if you fancy yourself a novelist or have some expertise in an area, read these tips and give it a try. There is no cost to publishing with Amazon Kindle so the risk to this business idea is simply the investment of your time.
I’m a Stay at Home Mom and I’m broke. I’m pinching pennies left and right and we still aren’t making ends meet. I need to bring in some money, but I really don’t want to go back to work. I have a computer at home. What can I do to make money?
Signed – Broke in Baltimore
Dear Broke in Baltimore,
Oh, how I love to help Moms make money from home. It sounds like you’re open to working on your computer. Let’s get you some ideas on doing just that.
First of all, be careful of scams. Anything that sounds too good to be true, is. Stay away from any job that requires money down (the exception to that is Direct Sales, as most kits are bought).
I admit I find the “internet guru” sites frustrating…long sales letters about how they have discovered the secrets to making millions…but won’t tell you until you are a signed up member or buy their latest products. Some of the pitches are very compelling but the mystery and secrecy leaves me cold…I can’t help but feel I am being played. Can any one of these people really change my life and show me how to make lots of easy cash from home? Somehow I doubt it. I think the truth is that they are peddling well known ways of making money on the internet – info which I am sure you can access for free if you do enough research. But some are expert marketers! And learning to do that is the key to making money on the internet. Make no mistake I don’t think anyone can promise you an easy ride Continue reading →
I was taken this week with the story of Erika Mitchell (pen name E.L.James) mother of two and author of the erotic fiction the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy. I must admit I’ve read the first book and it’s an intriguing page-turner and lots of fun! But Booker Prize winning material it is not and I think no-one is more surprised at its extraordinary success than the author herself! Yet despite being a fairly novice writer (she self published through an Australian “Print on Demand”) company, she has walked away with a bestseller and a six figure Hollywood film deal. So could you do the same? It’s an intriguing thought and the internet opens up a whole new world of possibility for the would be author – no more soulless rejection letters from publishers – you can e-publish and be damned. Check out the following article on publishing your novel on Amazon to get you started: