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Work at Home Moms: Turning Hobbies Into Cash

Jun 20, 2008
There are over 10 million women owned home-based businesses in the United States. Many of them are small niche sites owned by work at home moms. Women are utilizing the internet to turn their small hobbies into big cash.

While being a mom working at home is not a new concept, using the internet is a relatively new method of seeking success. Before the only way a woman could work from home was to host cosmetic or Tupperware parties; today a woman can choose to set up a small niche website based around something she's already passionate about and good at.

Not only does the internet offer an array of options for work at home moms to monetize their websites, it also allows them to work as few hours as possible.

Many moms working at home have built extremely successful businesses working just three hours a day and they earn money even they don't physically work.

Here are some ways work at home moms are turning their hobbies into cash:

Infopreneur: You may know a lot of information about something that other women and men seek information for. Perhaps you are a health fanatic and can offer health tips to others. Or maybe you are an avid knitter and would like to share your work and patterns with others. You can publish an online magazine (ezine) for people to subscribe to and sell ad space in the ezine.

You can also add Google Adsense to the website. When someone clicks the ad you earn a commission. Or you can write an ebook for others to download. Majority of moms working at home are infopreneurs. It's not taxing to set up and once set up, the business runs itself.

Affiliate Marketer: Virtually every niche has a product or service attached to it. If you don't want to sell your own, you can be a work at home mom sells other people's products for them.

Perhaps you have an interest in traveling, you can set up a website offering people some travel advice, and sign up for affiliate programs where you are given your own code and then direct visitors to your affiliate programs. You would then earn a commission for every person that purchased a flight via your code.

Compliment an already established business: Numerous moms working at home already have small businesses that they would like to earn more money from. If you were a photographer, establishing a web presence would be the perfect way to advertise your service 24/7.

There are dozens of ways work at home moms are using the internet to turn their hobbies into cash. It takes initial work but they work fewer hours and have more time to devote to their families.
About the Author
Jeff Casmer is an internet marketing consultant and work at home owner. His "Top Ranked" Work at Home Moms Directory gives you all the information you need to Work From Home in the 21st century.
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