Becoming a Work at Home Mom (WAHM)

Many women would love the opportunity to work at home so they can give more time to their children. Yet, for many it may seem like a distant dream, impossible to achieve. There are many horror stories where women have lost a lot of money due to scams or who have returned to full time jobs only because their work-at-home ideas did not succeed. The thought of failure deters a lot of mothers from quitting their full-time jobs and starting out on their own. However, there are a large number of success stories too, women who have achieved their goal of being a successful work-at-home-mom.Quitting a full-time job to become a work-at-home mom can be risky. It could mean financial problems and increased stress levels for the women and the family which is dependent on her income. It is therefore advisable to take up working from home on a part-time basis. Select what type of work you want to do and then take it up part-time, at first. Later on when you get the experience and know exactly what is involved, you can take it up full time. In this way, you can build up a client base and earn a reputation in your area of work.Since you are a mother yourself, you can do work related to children. For instance, you can set up child care in your home or offer some type of entertainment for the parents. You can also host a parents’ night out for some family or friends, occasionally. You can arrange some games or activities for children depending on their ages, and charge on a per child basis. You can reflect on what went right or wrong during the evening and improve your performance accordingly in the future, when you decide to become a work-at-home mom.Another option for work-at-home moms is writing. If you have a flair for writing, there is a great demand for web content and article writers. A good way to start is to create a portfolio by writing some articles. Content writing is a source of steady income as there are numerous websites on the lookout for good writers. You can also visit message boards to connect with other writers and potential clients. You may find someone who needs a writer in a specific niche that you enjoy writing about. If they are happy with your work then chances are they will give you ongoing assignments. If you are dependable and good at your work, there is no limit of opportunities to earn an extra income.These are just a few ideas for working at home. Visit some work at home forums (just Google “wahm forum”) for some more ideas to build a home based business such as telecommuting, direct sales,virtual assistant and more.Thus, by working initially on a part-time basis, you can build up a good reputation that will help you build a client base that ensures a regular flow of work and an assured income. When you finally decide to pursue this career full time, the contacts and client base that you have built up will help you become a full-time work at home mom.


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