Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Work At Home

Here is How You Can Be a Mom, Work at Home, and Have it All!

Being a mom is by far the most challenging, but most rewarding job you can ever do. Payment is made through the eyes of your children, watching them grow and become the kind of person you are proud to have helped develop into who they are. But, sometimes we need to have a way to make some extra money for the family, or maybe we want to be able to stay at home and raise our kids, but still feel that we have a career that defines who we are.

Well, it is possible to be a mom, work at home and have everything that you are hoping for. It may not be as easy as you think, but the rewards are worth it. You have the chance to build a business of your own, or work at a career you can be proud of - and still be able to stay home with your children.

The first thing you need to do is decide if you want a work at home job or if you think you have a good idea for a home business. There is a big difference, so you need to be sure of what you want. Try to think of your hobbies, things that you are good at and things that you enjoy doing. Or, think of special skills you may have developed in a previous job or schooling you had in the past.

Once you have some ideas, you need to start researching. But, you need to be careful of some of the information that you will come across in your search! Trust me - I have been there! There are many people out there, especially online, who will try taking advantage of you. Never pay into anything unless you do some good background checking or research to be sure that what you are paying for is legitimate.

There are absolutely thousands of places to find work at home jobs online - and it can get overwhelming. If you can remain focused and decide early on what area you are interested in pursuing, you will be less likely to be taken off on different paths that may appear in your search.

The best advice I can offer is to have a plan. Write it down and stick to it. If you decide you want to find work as a customer service agent - then make your plan. Find the companies that are hiring, and research to see what others who have worked there have to say about them. Apply to as many as you can, and keep applying until you find something that you enjoy.

There are many ways to be a mom, work at home - and do it all. But, you need to have a plan, and you need to be ready to juggle your time because there will be challenges along the way. Being able to spend more time with your kids, and have the freedom to do what you enjoy will make the challenges seem insignificant to the rewards.

Marie is a work at home mom who has been through the challenges that you are facing now. She has compiled a very comprehensive listing of work at home companies in many fields that are hiring, home business ideas that anyone can try, and a list of scams you need to watch out for online - all into one guide to help you find your own work at home success at