I’ve been asked many times over the years how to make money from home. Truth be told I didn’t set out to work from home, I just happened to stumble into it. I began blogging in the summer of 2008, in an attempt to connect with other mothers and deal seekers. Being a SAHM had plenty of rewarding moments, but I longed to connect with adults and talk about politics, business, the latest fashion and anything else for that matter.
I needed an outlet and blogging provided that.
It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that I realized I could be a WAHM and provide a side income for my family, while remaining at home to raise my two girls. I found myself continually stumbling in the right direction and as I continued to write, our readership grew and the prospect of working from home became a reality.
I cannot speak for any other WAHM positions, other than blogging. But to get started is really quite simple. When one thinks of starting a “business”, I’m sure you have ideas of multiple computers set up in an in-home office, while a company that offers business ethernet services, maintains the flow of information to your future employees – and someday I hope that may just be the case. But it’s much more like one person, in front of a computer, spewing ideas that you hope someone may like. From there you just hope that through word of mouth others may find you and enjoy what you have to say, regardless of the topic.
The idea is just to start writing. Write about being a mom. Write about deals you’ve found. Write about your love for Star Wars, or stilettos, or wine! The more you share and open yourself up, the more you will find yourself succeeding. From there you can seek out possible money making prospects using your blog or website via advertising or simply sharing deals and coupons that you come across.
I can tell you that it will not be easy, and it will be very time consuming. Working from home is not for everyone, and although staying at home may sound like a great idea at the moment, there are many days that I long to be out in the world talking about paper clip brands and the latest letterhead!