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Home Based Businesses for Moms

Jan 4, 2008
At a time when families need two incomes to make ends meet, parents are often torn over whether to work or to stay home to raise the kids. There is an internal struggle over making money or staying true to family values. You can't do both well. There are a wide variety of home based businesses that are ideal for moms.

Ideal Home Businesses for Moms

*Freelance Writing. Content is huge when it comes to online marketing. The current advice for getting a high-ranking on search engines is to provide quality content and consistently provide new information for readers on your site. This is great news for moms who want to make some money working from home. Every website on the Internet needs content, yet not every website owner is a good writer. There are plenty of opportunities for freelance writers who are willing to expand their horizons and write on a variety of topics.

*Blogging. Blogging is a new concept and you don't have to be a professional writer to start a blog. Write about something interesting going on in your life and you'll attract readers. It's possible to make money writing a blog through a reputable site because they will share a portion of the websites revenue with each of its bloggers.

*Affiliate Marketing. Create a website to provide information or sell a product. Make extra money by allowing affiliates to post an ad on your webpage. Then advertise your website using article marketing. Simply write an article that is closely related to the theme of your site. Submit the article to an article distribution service, including a link to your site at the end of the article. The more buyers you send to your site, the better you chances of making a sale.

*Taking Surveys. Tons of survey companies exist on the Internet. Some of them claim you can make hundreds of dollars, though that is unlikely. The average survey on the Internet will pay somewhere between a dollar and $20. To make a home business out of taking surveys, sign up for dozens of survey companies, completely fill out the profile section on each site and take every survey the companies send you. Taking surveys won't make you rich, but it provides you a little extra cash while being able to stay at home with the kids.

*Multilevel Marketing. Multilevel marketing (MLM) is one of the oldest models for home businesses for moms. The idea behind these businesses, regardless of the product, is to enlist all of your friends and family and build a network of people underneath you in the business. At some point you also need to sell the product. You get the highest rate of return on the products you sell yourself and an additional percentage of the income the people in your network make. Many have tried and failed at multilevel marketing. It takes a certain type of person to make an MLM business plan work. If you are outgoing, personable, you know a lot of people and you are a good salesperson, then this could be a profitable home business for you.

Choosing a Home Based Business for Moms

Moms often have a hard time choosing whether or not to go back to work. It's a difficult decision to decide between financial gain and putting your child in someone else's care. Getting involved in a home business is an excellent way for moms to work without giving up the freedom of being home with her children.

Choosing a home based business to get involved in isn't easy either. Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. A shy mom who doesn't have a lot of family would not be an ideal fit for an MLM business. Alternately, an outgoing mom who thrives on being around people would not fare well as a freelance writer. Decide which opportunity best suits your personality and work ethics before delving into a home business.
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Tom McMullen writes articles about home business. You can find more of his articles at:

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