The Best Way to Get Financial Aid For Stay at Home Moms

Being a mom or becoming a mom is a tough job. I think it is the toughest job in my book. As a man I think a lot of things would be different for me if I was to have to worry about carrying a baby for nine months and then having to take care of it while still having to earn money.

I personally wish every woman who wants to have a family should receive financial independence. This way they will not have to be locked down by many aspects of life which involves money.

Money is a creation and the family is real. Being able to create something that is real should outweigh the many false creations out there. For some reason it seems the fake creations are more important these days. We learn from an early age we should get a job to support ourselves and the family.

Are we taught to get a job? Is it something we are naturally thinking about before we are taught that. I think many people naturally think about being married and having kids first. For some reason those dreams change or become pushed back due to financial reasons. The job has taken over our thinking instead of what is in the hearts of many of us.

Our thinking is developed through the people we meet, schools we attend, friends we make, what we read, what we watch on TV, etc. For some reason what is truly embedded in what we want in life gets brainwashed a little bit.

We get convinced into thinking we can get to becoming a dad or mom later on in life even though, at least in my mind, it should be ahead of everything else we want in life. Having that strong foundation kind of makes everything else better. You have that feeling something is missing without that strong foundation. We might replace that foundation with bad relationships, drugs, alcohol, working a lot, etc.

Obviously the way society is set up now we need money to survive with. Making money online has allowed people to spend more time with family and friends and live a much better lifestyle than a typical 9-5 work style where you end up hating to get out of bed in the morning.

If you enjoy taking surveys online, creating a home business for yourself is not as hard you may think. It will be slow in the beginning but over time you will reap in the rewards by learning the business, reading good articles, and being ethical throughout your work at home career.

Easy Virtual Assistant Jobs From Home For Moms

Easy Virtual Assistant Jobs From Home For Moms

If you had been searching to earn a living while at home with your kids, here are 3 easy virtual assistant jobs from home for you:

Amazon Virtual Assistant

Duties are wide-ranging requiring you to perform many types of tasks including, data entry, web research, customer service, order processing, sourcing and many other tasks.

By experience, most employers do not require previous experience as an Amazon virtual assistant. Training is provided and the tools you would need are provided as well by the employer. The tasks may feel daunting at first but once you have processed all the information, the tasks are pretty much easy to do as you go on.

Social Media Virtual Assistant

There are employers that are only needing an extra hand to post things that are created into various Facebook pages or groups, Instagram and other social media platform that we already know and use on a daily basis.

Often times, photos and contents are already provided and will only be needed to schedule for posting to that which is incredibly perfect for moms looking for very flexible working hours.

Additional tasks may be added from time to, like interacting and responding to people’s comments and queries. This job is the most ideal and very easy virtual assistant job from home for moms.

Research and Content Writer

If you are highly articulate in writing, then this is another easy and ideal job for you. Ideally, most employers would prefer someone with a decent knowledge of SEO or digital marketing. But as with other jobs, there are a lot of employers also willing to consider candidates who are willing to be trained and willing to put in the work and research relevant topics required for the job.

Having been a career woman before becoming a mother, it was a no-brainer choice to become a stay at home mom for our son. However, as it had been nearly 4 years, I could not shake off the feeling of needing to do something that would make me feel more fulfilled as a person. There was always this feeling of wanting to go back to having a career but at the same time, also wanting to be there for my child. After some thorough research, I delved into the world of being a virtual assistant or remote employee.

With nearly a year’s experience, I am seeing myself becoming successful in this career as I go along. The only secret is to get started and hone your skills along the way by either learning new skills, whether self-taught or via an extensive paid training. There is a future in this career and definitely, so much potential for earning a good and decent salary.

Building a Web Site for Your Home Based Business

Building a Web Site for Your Home Based Business

It is possible to make money online, running your business from home. But to be able to do this, you have to have a web site. Most people starting up a home based business will try and build their own, that’s fine if you know what you are doing but can reflect very badly if you don’t. Home based business web sites, need to be professional looking but not overly flashy!

Some work-from-home opportunities include a web site when you sign up but if starting up a business, consider either one of two options.

1) Pay someone to build your web site for you. Look around you, web sites can be purchased at low cost these days.

2) Use a Free template or paid for template. Web designers work from home too and are happy to work for low fees to get their own online/home-based business off the ground.

Make sure your web site is consistent.

Your customers will want to see a consistent web layout. Most users will make an impression of your site in seconds. The difference between a good looking site and a bad looking site is a potential lost sale.

If you run an e-commerce business from home, don’t try and build the shopping cart yourself. Use a third party product like PayPal, particularly good for selling a few products and well respected. Payment processors like PayPal take care of your Data Protection requirements and leave you to get on with promoting your internet business.

Third party software

With a small investment, you can purchase a complete shopping cart or if you are on a tight budget, you could use an open source e-commerce product. Either way if your home based business sells a lot of products, why try and re-invent the wheel!

Paid host or free host?

Don’t make me laugh! A years internet hosting with your own domain name costs less that taking someone out for dinner. If you don’t make this one investment, then why bother starting a business at home? Owning a domain adds professionalism to your business. How many www. web sites have you seen, that are successful online businesses?

How much does it all cost?

Hosting your new web site and fitting it out with e-commerce might cost you less than a $100 per year. This depends how many products you sell and how much of the work you are prepared to do your self. But be realistic know your limitations and know when to ask for help!

Good luck working from home.

Buying a Home – Tips for Buying During an Economic Recession

Buying a Home – Tips for Buying During an Economic Recession

With the national economy having problems, the housing market has come to a bit of a halt and homes are not being purchased as often as they were a few years ago. In some cases, this can be good news to you if you are buying a home. While often you can get some great deals on homes today, you’ll still find that there are some risk to purchasing during an economic recession. Before you purchasing your home, here are a few tips to remember as you decide to purchase while a recession is occurring.

Tip #1 – Get Your Finances in Order

The first tip to keep in mind when buying a home during an economic recession is to get your finances in order. The possibility of losing your job is a big risk that you take when buying at this point in time. This means that you should ensure you have job security before you decide to buy right now. Lending standards have also been raised by banks during this time, which means it’s tougher to get a loan. To get a great rate you’ll need a good down payment, income verification, and great credit. If you don’t think you can meet the credit requirements or you don’t think that your job is really secure, you may want to wait on purchasing a new home.

Tip #2 – Purchase a Home You Really Want

Those who lost a lot when the housing bust occurred lost because they had purchased homes as an investment. This is not the time to start flipping real estate fast. Avoid buying a home just because it is cheap. You’ll want to ensure you buy a home that you really want to live in if you are going to take this step right now. During an economic recession, it’s a good idea to only buy a home that you expect to live in for about 3-5 years, otherwise you may end up losing money.

Tip #3 – Be Conservative When Buying

It’s a good idea to be conservative if you’re buying a home during the economic recession. This is not a good time to start stretching out your finances. If you’re going to buy at this time, make sure you can easily afford it. At this point your housing payment shouldn’t be more than 35% of the income you bring into your home. With the lower interest rates available, a 30 year fixed rate mortgage is perfect. Just ensure that the payments can be easily afforded so you don’t end up struggling financially in the future.

Tip #4 – Consider Buying Foreclosures

Last, you may want to consider buying foreclosures. Foreclosures have been at an all time high in the last couple years. However, this has afforded some great deals on the market for those who want to buy a home. You can often find some great discounts on homes that have been foreclosed on and it’s a good idea to check out the local foreclosures in your area. While there are definitely benefits to purchasing a foreclosure, you’ll also find that there are some challenges as well. If you decide to go this route, ensure you have a professional that has experience with foreclosures helping you out.

The “Top” 4 Successful Work At Home Tips

The “Top” 4 Successful Work At Home Tips

The internet has made it possible for people all of the world to earn money and work at home. Regardless of your background, your education, your current income level, or anything else, if you are willing to work you can do it at home.

To be successful and work at home you need to do a few things. In this articles we will refer to working at home as having your own home business. Whether it is an actual business with a business name or just you working for yourself you really are in business for yourself and will have to learn to think that way.

Here are 4 successful work at home tips.

1. You are going to need a stick to it attitude. Most people quit before really giving themselves a chance to learn how to be successful online. If your attitude is one of determination and you are a self motivated person then you can earn money working at home. There is no getting around the fact that you will have failures and may even ponder quitting.

As long as you maintain an attitude of I will not quit eventually thoughts of quitting will leave you and will be replaced by thoughts of all of the successes you are enjoying.

2. You are going to have to become educated on how to work at home and earn money. There are skills that you will have to acquire. This will be ongoing, but as long as you posses reasonable intelligence you can do it.

Working at home will require you to choose the best products and businesses to represent and this is part of the self education process. Learning what works for you and what is not working will allow you to work at home and move your business forward.

3. You will need to make good decisions. Working at home means you have no one telling you what to do. You are responsible for what happens in your home business and you will decide how you spend your time, when to advertise and when to pull back, and everything from marketing to bookkeeping. 
This does not mean that you can not outsource some of your work, As you can afford to do that it is always a good idea to maximize your time and spend your efforts doing what you enjoy and farm out the rest.

4. One other thing that all successful people who work at home do is they copy other successful people. You will find there is a never ending supply of experts willing to take your money if you buy their guaranteed success systems. Forget about those and keep your eyes open for people who share what they are doing without an agenda. You can become successful by copying what they do and the way they do it.

There are many other things that go into having a successful work at home business or career. One big key is to work in an industry or a niche of products that you enjoy. If you have to do it everyday you might as well enjoy it and working at home doing something you enjoy is the best way of all to be successful.