Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The joys of becoming a work from home mum

Author: Working Mum

It really is a breeze to be a work from home mum. Because I have my own online business I can work when I want to work not when someone else tells me to. This means that I will often work when my son is at school so that I can spend quality time with him and watch him grow up.

I first started working from home when I went to university as I soon realised that I had no choice if I wanted to leave university debt free which I soon did!

I started off playing the eBay game, starting by selling unwanted goods on eBay and this soon turned into a real business venture that was earning me money every day of the week.

Though after a while I realised that with what I had to pay in eBay fees it was no longer worth the cost that I was shelling out to the biggest online auction site!

So before long it had gone from being a bit of fun to starting a proper website business. At first I realised that if I wanted the amount of websites that I craved there would be a lot of hours of hard work involved in it. So it went from a bit of fun to a lot of work and I built my business up very quickly.

The hours though weren't always fun to begin with because I was establishing myself I would often start at 9.30am in a morning after dropping my son off at school and I would work until school finished just after three in the afternoon. Then I would spend time with my son, cook dinner with him and then once he was in bed it was back to work. I would then  work right through to 4am and then collapse in bed.

If I was working for an employer there is no way on this earth that I would have worked this many hours as a work from home mum but I was creating a future for our family which is what counted most of all. Plus I find when you work very hard on your business you appreciate the income that it brings you and you don't take for granted what you have earned and achieved from it.

I probably worked two years like this building my business up from scratch after spending about $20 on the original set up for it. But now I can work part time and enjoy as much family time as I like and if I hadn't put in the effort in the early days I wouldn't be in this position now.

There are plenty of joys to becoming a work from home mum and I would never give it up for anything now as I love my work and family set up.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/parenting-articles/the-joys-of-becoming-a-work-from-home-mum-2990387.html

About the Author

Samantha Milner is a full time mum and loves blogging about the pressures of being a   work at home mom. Follow my own experiences and discover that you are not alone. Most importantly let's have fun discussing each other's work at home mom stories.