This is a guest post by Laurie Neumann
Consider a Home Business To Make Ends Meet
As homemakers, your first priority is taking care of your family and keeping your house up. You may also be homeschooling, and trying to find frugal ways to meet your family’s needs.
The washer breaks down, the kids need new clothes, you have to buy some new curriculum for their schooling, and the list goes on and on. It’s tough making ends meet when you are a one income family, but this is the place God has planted you and you wouldn’t trade it for the world.
But yet…wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra income to take some of the pressure off your husband? Family vacations make great memories, but sometimes they are not possible when you’re living on a tight budget. Just having a little extra to buy some nice things for your family seems like a dream, not a reality.
If you can relate, you may want to consider starting a home based business. You could be earning some extra income from the comfort of your own home. A home business offers flexibility that an outside job cannot. You can find a business that fits into your schedule and not the other way around.
Working from home allows you to have the best of both worlds. You can still be there to give first priority to your family’s needs while earning a little extra income. You will need to give some consistent time to make a business profitable, but it doesn’t need to take you away from your other responsibilities for hours on end. I believe when we keep our priorities right, we are blessed and will have the time we need.
You may even be able to involve your kids in parts of the business, which can teach them valuable lessons about responsibility and an alternative to the 9 to 5 lifestyle. Kids learn by example, and when they see you running a business, it may instill in them some entrepreneurial desires, which can one day offer them the same freedom and flexibility of running their own home based business.
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