The role of mom is changing from what it was years ago. The role of a mother used to be staying at home, taking care of the kids, husband, house work, cleaning, mending, paying bills, etc. Now as a mom you still do all those things but there has been a shift in roles. Mom’s now want or need to work to help support their husband’s in this crazy expensive world yet still want to be home with their children so the work a home mommy was born. Moms now can have the best of both worlds. They can stay at home, take care of their children, take them to soccer practice, get dinner on the table and even fold a load of laundry while maintaining a successful business. There are many forms of the work at home mom. Some moms decide to work for call centers that let you work from home, some start their own blog network, and others start their own networking business through multi-level marketing like Scentsy, Mary Kay, or Avon.
There was a study done that asked work at home moms about what got them started and what was their motivation for making this transition from mom to work at home mom. The majority of moms – 64% in fact – said that they started their business to help other people. Whether it be a blog about losing weight, sharing products to help others lives better, or helping people learn skills, these work at home moms wanted to be the ones to share their great ideas and products with others. So when does this need to help others start? Of the work at home moms interviewed 38% of them came up with their idea to work at home after their child was a toddler. This makes sense because moms are usually in baby mode and are taking care of the needs of a new life. Only 11% came up with their idea when their baby was less than 6 months old.
It costs money to start up any new business. The good news for moms that want to become an entrepreneur is it doesn’t have to cost much. If you were to buy a franchise of a company it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Moms that start their own businesses spend just a fraction of that. Starting a blog or joining a multi-level marketing business can cost as little as $99. Most people make that back in their first month. When asked, 76% of these work at home moms used their personal savings to start up their business or market their big idea. Only 2% used credit cards or loans to get started.
How do these moms do it? Being a mom is a full time job in and of itself. Over two-thirds of these work at home moms say that they have a better work and family life balance than they did working for someone else. They have to plan and schedule their day, but that makes them more productive to get things done. An astounding 80% of these work at home moms say they do their “jobs” not only for the monetary benefit but because it is emotionally fulfilling as well. So if you are thinking about becoming a work at home mom, look at your options and try one out.