Many women have been entering the work force in 2014… as a “stay at home” Mom. Or “work at home Mom.” (WAHM) Why not if you can.
The problem is, what do you do without that all necessary income to help supplement your spouse’s income? Especially, if you’re a Mom that values natural health and wellness.
There are many “work from home” jobs around: typing at home, fill out surveys and on and on it goes, but is there a really fun way that a “stay at home” Mom can make money and work, when it’s convenient for her?
Charlotte Latvala said in her blog, “In my pre-kid life, I never imagined that someday I’d be a stay-at-home mom—hey, I didn’t go to grad school to spend my days changing diapers. But when I held my first baby, Mathilda, I had a complete change of heart. As soon as we locked eyes, all those career and financial worries faded.”
There are 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, says the Center for Women’s Business Research. No firm statistics exist on how many are run by stay-at-home moms, but it stands to reason that the percentage is increasing in the Wi-Fi age.
“Over 90 percent of the moms we’ve interviewed said the desire for family flexibility is the number-one reason they work from home,” says Ellen Parlapiano, co-founder of mompreneursonline.com.
Any Mom that wants to stay at home, offer a product line promoting “health and well being,” and make a good commission, would no doubt choose to be a Simply Aroma consultant. It makes total sense.
Instead of selling the typical “make up and plastic ware” products, these Moms can see the value and benefits of promoting a high quality line that will allow them the flexibility and freedom they want.
In the past, moms have been reluctant to tell clients they work from home. Now it’s commonplace.
SAHM’s know the landscape has certainly changed; now, instead of “Work versus staying home?” the question for moms-to-be is often “What work can I do from home?”
“As a stay-at-home mom, I have a lot more leeway in my schedule when things go wrong,” says Hunter. “When one of my babies got sick, I didn’t have to call off work or find someone to watch him.”
You can also run errands during non peak hours—hitting the grocery store, the bank and the gym at 10 a.m. versus the 5:30 p.m. rush or scheduling doctor appointments and haircuts when it’s most convenient for you, not your supervisor.
Being an at-home mom allowed me to take advantage of opportunities that would have been difficult in the 9-to-5 world. If I wanted to have coffee with a nearby mom friend, for instance, we broke out the strollers and went.
If I decided to volunteer at a church luncheon, I strapped Mathilda into her BabyBjörn and pitched in. If I felt like taking the baby to the park for an afternoon and playing peekaboo in the grass, I didn’t have to clear it with anyone.
Working at home is still work, there’s just not someone else telling you what to do and when to do it. The key to success is being self-motivated to haul yourself out of bed at dawn and get cracking before the baby wakes up—or stay up past baby’s bedtime, when you’re likely tired too.
But being a Simply Aroma independent consultant, you have all the benefits of a WAHM and you can really feel good about the product line you’re selling and promoting… PLUS, you can use all the products to care for your own family, baby and friends.
Simply Aroma has essential oils for everything and it’s definitely the perfect product line for the Mom that values “natural living and a healthy lifestyle.”
Author: Steve Berchtold