Moms Home Business Guide

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re fed up with working outside the home or you’re just ready to make some extra money, the opportunities available for work-at-home mothers can prove incredible.

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re fed up with working outside the home or you’re just ready to make some extra money, the opportunities available for work-at-home mothers can prove incredible.

If you’re holding back out of fear that your skills aren’t honed enough to turn dreams into reality, relax! Even women who lack degrees or high-priced “career skills” will find there are plenty of options for launching lucrative home-based businesses. It’s also possible to land actual on-staff jobs working for others out of a home office. Telecommuting is becoming more common than you might realize. You might even be able to sign on as a contract worker or freelancer with companies all over the world.

The truth is you don’t necessarily have to have a specific skill set in place to work at home. There are workarounds to overcome almost any stumbling blocks that may stand in your way. There is no reason to get discouraged!

Diving into the prospect of working at home can be an incredible decision to make for you and your entire family. It does, however, require careful consideration. Working at home can be a wonderful experience, but it’s just not for everyone.

In this book, we’ll discuss the things you’ll need to consider to have a successful go at it. There are some ways to tell if working at home really suits your style and some benefits and pitfalls that are smart to explore before moving full steam ahead to start an at-home career.

Although obstacles will present themselves – especially for busy mothers with hectic schedules – there are ways to squash almost all of them. There are techniques, tips and ideas for facing adversity head on and winning that can help put you on the road to success.

One of the keys to success with an at-home venture is selecting the right field to work in. The opportunities out there can be a little staggering, however. Exploring all of the options carefully and how they might fit into personal lifestyle should be a top priority before selecting a path to take.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning to become an entrepreneur of some sort or you want to work on a freelance basis, there are a few nuts and bolts items you’ll also want to consider, as well. From obtaining any necessary training and finding jobs to how to set up a home office, we’ll discuss what you need to know to turn your work-at-home dreams into reality.

Part One Contents:

INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………….. 4
HOW TO TELL IF WORKING AT HOME IS RIGHT FOR YOU .. 5
FINANCIAL POSITIONING MATTERS ……………………………………………….. 5
FAMILY SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL ………………………………………………………… 6
SELF-DISCIPLINE GETS THE JOB DONE ……………………………………………. 7
HANDLING ISOLATION ………………………………………………………………….. 7
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT HOME ………………………… 9
THE POTENTIAL PITFALLS ……………………………………….. 11
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES ……………………………………….. 13
OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNSKILLED WORKERS ………………. 15
GAINING NECESSARY TRAINING QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLY ………………………………………………………….. 18
WHERE TO LOOK FOR JOBS ………………………………………. 20
USING EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ……………………………………………………. 20
FRANCHISES CAN BE A DREAM ……………………………………………………… 20
CONNECT WITH EMPLOYMENT WEB SITES ……………………………………… 22
THINGS TO AVOID ………………………………………………………………………. 23
TIPS FOR LANDING THE JOB …………………………………….. 24
GETTING A HANDLE ON FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEWING ……………………. 24
LANDING AN ONLINE JOB ……………………………………………………………. 25
SETTING UP THE HOME OFFICE RIGHT……………………….. 27
GETTING ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS …………………………. 29
WHY ADVERTISING MATTERS ………………………………………………………. 29
NETWORKING SERVES SEVERAL PURPOSES ……………………………………. 30
A GOOD REPUTATION IS GOLDEN …………………………………………………. 31
WHAT ABOUT BENEFITS? …………………………………………. 33
GETTING INSURANCE ………………………………………………………………….. 33
READYING FOR RETIREMENT ……………………………………………………….. 34
A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED ……………………………………………. 35
HOW TO JUGGLE IT ALL WITH EASE …………………………… 36
A FEW PARTING WORDS ………………………………………….. 37

Part Two Contents:

INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………. 4
IS WORKING AT HOME YOUR CUP OF TEA? …………. 5
Exploring The Financial Side Of Things ………………………………… 5
The Self Personality Test …………………………………………………… 6
Family First ……………………………………………………………………… 7
THE OBSTACLES AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM … 10
Financial Roadblocks ………………………………………………………. 10
Family Resistance …………………………………………………………… 11
Fears Of Isolation …………………………………………………………… 12
EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS ……………………………. 15
Telecommuting For Your Existing Employer ………………………… 15
Consulting In Your Field ………………………………………………….. 16
Writing Your Future ………………………………………………………… 17
Data Entry And Other Similar Options ………………………………… 17
Sales And Beyond …………………………………………………………… 18
THE LEARNING CURVE ……………………………………. 20
Going Back To College …………………………………………………….. 20
Technical Schools …………………………………………………………… 21
Certification Programs …………………………………………………….. 21
LANDING THE RIGHT JOBS ……………………………… 23
Advertising Pays …………………………………………………………….. 23
Employment Services Can Help …………………………………………. 24
Web Sites Can Be The Ticket …………………………………………….. 24
Franchises Open Doors ……………………………………………………. 25
Networking Matters ………………………………………………………… 26
ESTABLISHING A HOME OFFICE ………………………. 28
What You Need ………………………………………………………………. 28
Why You Need One …………………………………………………………. 29
TIPS FOR SUCCESS ………………………………………… 30
WHAT ABOUT BENEFITS? ……………………………….. 32
Covering Medical Needs …………………………………………………… 32
Retirement And Beyond …………………………………………………… 33
Other Savings ………………………………………………………………… 34
HOW TO JUGGLE HOME AND WORK LIFE SUCCESSFULLY …… 35
CLOSING ……………………………………………………… 37