Working at home can be a mom’s dream come true. But finding a way to work at home, and actually get paid, can be one of the toughest challenges a woman may face.
Janice and I have worked at home for years, but we have done so always by running our own businesses and not having a work at home ‘job’ that paid hourly. (And we’ve been very fortunate to have our husbands’ incomes to support our families while we build our online businesses.)
There is a huge difference between starting a business that you can build from home and finding a job where you can work from home and be paid an hourly wage.
While starting a business can be a fantastic option for many moms, it often takes a long time to turn a substantial profit. Working for an hourly wage can help balance the family budget, but a work at home job can be harder to find than a diamond in your backyard.
So tell us…
Where do you stand on the “work at home” discussion?
- Do you work from home or have you ever worked from home?
- Is working from home something that you’ve wanted to do but not had the opportunity?
- Or do you prefer to work outside the home?
- Or heck, are you busy enough working as a full-time mother, and you do not need or want to work for anyone else.
We’d love to hear all about your experiences — good and bad — about working at home or trying to find a work at home job.