Tag Archives: This Little Parent Stayed Home

Can You Afford To Quit Your Job?

Can You Afford to Quit Your Job? One of the biggest misconceptions that parents who want to quit their job make is in the financial preparations. If it takes at least a year to build a business from home, then … Continue reading

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The Hour of Power

We all know how important that first hour is when we wake up in the morning, and how it sets the tone for the rest of our day, but how often are we utilizing that first 60 minutes to our … Continue reading

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How to Flex Your Hustle Muscle

As parents and entrepreneurs we are dedicated to our family first and our business second. Once we have set aside time that belongs to our business, we often spend a great deal of time demystifying marketing and sales. No matter … Continue reading

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The Hottest New Business Trend is Modesty

In case you haven’t noticed, “Less is more” is not only economical, it’s the latest trend.  With good reason.  With the unsteadiness of the economy people are beginning to feel more comfortable with those who are also behaving with frugality.  … Continue reading

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A Thankful Message to You.

I recently experienced a terrific revelation that I’d like to share with you, just in time for Thanksgiving. Last week I was able to witness first hand the power that we have to positively affect one another and how that … Continue reading

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Hypocritical Much?

I admit that sometimes I am a hypocrite. Along with that mea culpa is the acknowledgment that I am far from perfect…and while I strive every day to improve myself a little more, perfection is simply not the goal. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Parents Unite!

Face it, you are not the person that you used to be. Ever since you became a parent, you have a hard time recognizing yourself. Perhaps there is a bit of sadness because you’ve lost your own childishness, but there … Continue reading

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Tip #1: Stop looking online for the perfect work-at-home job

It doesn’t exist. There are a million companies that will tell you otherwise because they want you to buy into one of their programs, take their courses, or purchase a franchise. They promise all sorts of things, and make their … Continue reading

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Tip #2: Multi-level marketing opportunities are not scams, but recognize them for what they are before investing in one.

There are millions of people who have found success in Direct Sales and MLMs, and if they help to provide an income for a family, terrific! We support them, and we do not judge. To learn more about whether or … Continue reading

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Tip #3 Realize that you already have what it takes to become self-employed.

You don’t need to invent a new product, or come up with a new concept that has never been tried before. You have skills and the ability to do exactly what it is you have already been doing. You don’t … Continue reading

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Tip #4: Take a look at your finances.

Don’t just ponder it for a moment and try to add up things in your head. Really, take out a piece of paper and write out what you are currently spending on things, paying special attention to the categories that … Continue reading

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Tip #5 Make some cuts.

This is one of the hardest first steps to becoming a self-employed parent, because it means you are going to let some things go. First, realize that just because you have to cut down on some indulgences does not mean … Continue reading

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Tip #6: Start with the basics.

Make a list of the things you need in order to offer your service- even just on a limited basis. Hold off on hiring that webdesigner for just a bit, and ordering those businesses cards. Start with the basic tools … Continue reading

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Tip #10 You are not in this alone.

There are currently more than 5 million work-at-home parents and that number grows every single day. These are not your competitors, this is a large support network of people, who are just like you. They need you just as much … Continue reading

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Tip #7: Start Slow

Start slow. Offer your services for free to family and friends- just in the beginning. This will help you build up a client base, as well as give you a chance to get the hang of things without the added … Continue reading

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Tip #8: Barter your services.

This is a great way to minimize those start-up costs that you were worried about. It’s also a great way to network, and get testimonials, not to mention gain experience in your chosen field. Make up the Difference with Barter … Continue reading

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Tip #9: Use the internet and become a master of online research.

You can get just about anything you need to start your business for free. Basic websites, templates, voicemail boxes, advertising opportunities, legal advice, newsletter services, even business cards. Some services are free for only a certain amount of time, so … Continue reading

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Make Art!!

I am back from my wonderful, much needed family vacation!! It’s been years since we did something like this. I started organizing and packing up the family at least 4 weeks before our excursion to the other side of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Your Life. Warning: You’ll Get No Warning!

by Ally Loprete It doesn’t matter how many times we are warned. We don’t get it until we are actually experiencing it. And maybe that is the point after all. Maybe we were meant to experience our own journeys. Why … Continue reading

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Is A Direct Sales Business Your Answer to Working from Home?

by Mona Colwell These past few months we have worked to discover whether a direct sales business is your answer to working from home. If you have followed along this far, you probably ordered your starter set and maybe even … Continue reading

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