3 earning tips for Work-at-Home Moms

If you're a mom, the pressure to bring in an income, raise the kids, and take care of the house can be heavy. Luckily, there is a way to tackle all 3 at once - by becoming a work-at-home mom!

Why work from home?

Maybe you simply miss having a career now that your main job title is "mom". Or, maybe you need some extra money. Or, maybe you want to be around in the afternoons with your kids - instead of fighting traffic and an overbearing boss. Whatever the reason, there are 3 job opportunities that are perfect for work-at-home moms:

1. Start your own business.

You may not be Bill Gates or Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean you don't have the entrepreneurial spirit! In fact, you can start up a small business and run it right from your house.

Let's say you love to sew. You could make a bunch of extra money by starting up a seamstress business or even sewing kids' Halloween costumes. That way, you get to do what you love and make some valuable money in the process.

Or, if you miss your old days as an English teacher, why not offer tutoring services? You could work with neighborhood kids right at the comfort of your own kitchen table!

2. Start selling.

Companies like Avon, Mary Kay, and Scentsy are always looking for new salespeople. With companies like these, all of your profits are based on commission, so you can work as much - or as little - as you want.

In fact, you can even turn your new job into a social event. Spending a Thursday night entertaining friends and showing off your latest products can be fun and profitable!

When you're in direct sales, there may be times when you have to leave the house to make sales, but you're still your own boss - so you can schedule things while the kids are in school if you need to.

3. Affiliate marketing.

If you have a computer and an internet connection, you can turn the world wide web into your "storefront".

When you're an affiliate marketer, you don't have to create and manufacture your own products. Instead, you pick products that you want to promote. Then, when your efforts lead to a sale, you get a commission. It's similar to direct sales - only you never have to leave your house (or even get out of your PJ's) to do it!

Different products pay different commission rates, so if you want to get the most bang for your buck, research a bunch of different products before you start.

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