Ever since I was a little girl I wanted nothing more than to be a mom. That's it! A mom! Occasionally I wanted to pursue other careers but being a mom has always been my deepest desire. As life unfolded and I started on my mom career it obviously became apparent that no one was going to pay me to be a mom. Somehow, someway, I had to figure out other ways to make money (well, if I wanted a house, car, food on the table, etc.).
About 17 years ago, when my babies were actually babies I received a couple job offers for some rather nice positions. One of which was for a bank teller. After doing some quick calculations I figured after I put my children into daycare I would've received approximately $2.00 an hour and I would've lost all that "precious time with my children". That just didn't work for me.
This began my pursuit of finding a way to earn a living while enjoying the career I had always wanted in the first place. What started out as a means of survival has turned into a bit of a hobby. It's a little bit like playing the lottery. Sometimes I lose and sometimes I win. When I find a possible winner (even if it's slight), I want to share it with others...
Why? I don't think I'm the only mom wanting to spend every possible moment with her children. I'm not the only one wishing to make sure my children learn MY values instead of someone else's. I'm not the only one not wanting to miss out on first steps, first words, first sleepovers, and all those other firsts.
I've been fairly lucky/blessed in my pursuit for work at home opportunities. I have always been able to generate at least a nice part-time income at home. I'm not rich. I don't drive a brand new car or live in a hug house but I can pay some bills or get myself a little bit of spending money. The more I've learned about the working at home positions that are out there, the more money I've been able to generate. And periodically, I am able to help someone else make a little extra cash at home. And for this reason alone, I continue on my journey.
So, again, if you are one of those not interested in these "silly work at home ideas", I'm sorry. Just ignore my posts and scroll on by. If you want to earn a little extra here and there (or maybe even enough to replace your 'real' job), keep looking. I hope one day I'll share something that sparks your interest enough to join me.
Until next time...