There was a time in my life that I worked full time at a bar while putting myself through college as a single mother of two children. If you told me back then that not only would I find the man of my dreams, but I'd also find a way to work from home so that my boys could attend a private school AND stay home with our baby girls, I would have told you that you were crazy or doing drugs. But here I am, earning the extra money my family needs to make it until pay day and to pay those pesky extra expenses that have a way of popping up at the most inopportune times!
So how am I doing it?
Okay, so let me be honest - my income comes from a variety of sources each month. Let me break it down for you with our monthly averages for right now!
Commission from my husband's Beachbody Business (I help!): $120
Commission from Poofy Organics: $100
OBM/VA work: $470
Writing Articles: $120
Total Average Monthly Income: $810
So what's the point?
The point is that I wanted to stay home with our kids, and I got creative in a way so that we could make it happen. Our Beachbody and Poofy Organics businesses will continue to grow, and I will continue to pick up hours and maybe even new clients as a Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant, and I will also continue to place articles here and there as I see fit.
I know there are tons of parents out there that would love to stay home with their children and have no idea where to start, and I just want to give you an idea of what you can creatively make when you're just starting out trying new things. I know that realistically, that this is just a drop in the bucket, and that a lot of people wouldn't even consider this a big deal. But for our family, I'm making more now than I was working on base! Plus, I don't have to go anywhere, I don't have to pay anyone to watch our children if I don't want to, and I don't have to deal with the people that are sometimes rude to others for no good reason.
If you're interested in working from home, I'd love to talk to you and help you consider your options!