It’s financially challenging these days to live on one income. However, many moms have elected to stay home full time with their children. They can then spend as much time with them as possible to instill religious and ethical values, enjoy being with them, and not miss important milestones in their kids’ lives. So, how can families benefit from a full time stay at home mom and still have enough funds to pay all of a family’s living expenses?
Many moms have come up with creative ways to stretch the dollar by frequenting consignment stores and yard sales, using coupons at grocery stores, cooking from scratch, and watching for bargains. However, increasing income is another way to add to the family budget. A home-based business is the perfect option for a mom whose heart is to keep her family a priority and yet still help out in the financial realm.
A home-based business lets the mother be the boss of her time, lets her set her own schedule, and affords her the opportunity to include her children in the business. So children can not only benefit financially from a home based business, but also grow and learn with everyday contacts in the business realm. Many homeschooling families have seen the enormous benefit of using a business as a teaching tool.
There are a myriad of options for different businesses a mom can start. Some moms capitalize on their strengths and talents and teach foreign languages, tutor math, or hold music and art lessons. Others sew or make crafts. Still others become part of a direct selling organization and purchase a kit to start a business from a company that has already paved the way. These include such companies as Creative Memories, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Avon, and Tupperware.
If your family is feeling the financial pinch, consider the awesome responsibility God has given you to care for your children and take a closer look at starting your own home based business. You’ll be so thankful that you can still be home and in charge of your schedule!
This article was written by Paula Domermuth, a Creative Memories consultant. Paula has been with CM for 11 years. She started when her youngest was 3 just to earn enough money to pay for extra-curricular activities for her kids such as music and gymnastics. During that time, she has homeschooled her three children and involved them in the business. They have learned such valuable skills as: adding up orders, computing tax, budgeting, serving customers, making change, speaking on the telephone, computer data entry, keyboarding, cooking for large groups, managing inventory, and of course—how to take, organize, display, and document pictures. Don’t you wish you had learned that at an early age?
Creative Memories is part of the direct selling organization, and it’s very easy to get started with the company as a consultant. CM is not just about scrapbooking any more, it has expanded into custom framing, digital storybooks, and picfolio style slide-in albums. So interested persons can start up as a digital consultant, a traditional scrapbooking consultant, a framing consultant, or a combination of all three. For the month of March, CM is offering a very special, unprecedented bargain. The consultant kit is half price, and the new consultant can earn a rebate on the other half based on sales activity in the first 30 days of business. For more info, contact Paula at , or visit her website at www.mycmsite.com/pauladomermuth But hurry, this offer ends !