There are so many companies on the internet that offer to help Moms start their own businesses that it is difficult to know which ones to trust or which ones are just trying to get some money out of you.
I know because I spent months looking for myself. I did find someone who who could help me and I am very grateful to them indeed. My article today though is not about selling you the virtues of yet another internet company, but to get you to look at your own skills and experience as it stands today. Why?
The internet is a wonderful thing. It opens up so many opportunities that were once denied us. Just think for a moment of the many young talented artists that have made their names on YouTube or other internet sites. No longer are they at the mercy of record labels and what they think sells, but can get their product straight to the people and let them decide.
Authors are no different. You no longer have to send drafts of your manuscript off to hundreds of publishing houses in the hope that someone will say yes. Today you can publish it yourself on the internet. I have recently read a series of books by a self published author AG Riddle. I have now discovered that the rights to his books have been bought by a large studio in the USA to make into a motion picture. That would not have been possible a few years ago would it.
Just this morning I was helping one of my Coaching clients who was looking for something to do on the internet to subsidise their income. We came across a company who was looking for freelance people to transcribe documents from audio files. As a previous secretary with touch typing skills and accuracy with grammar and spelling this was an ideal opportunity for her. She can also choose how many hours a week she wants to work so she can have the flexibility she wants and needs.
There are companies on the internet that let you register with them to offer your particular skills or services. You could write blog posts for someone, do some research, complete spreadsheets, answer mail or a multitude of other things. You are only limited by your own imagination.
If you are thinking about starting your own home based business then first think about what you can offer. What can you already do. You probably don't have the time or energy to learn a whole new set of skills. Then think about the type of person who might be looking for those skills – bloggers, website builders, marketers, online tutors or coaches. The list is probably almost endless. Then you just need to go online and find the people who are looking for your particular skill – as I said there are companies that you can register with who advertise for you.
So don't give up before you start and get put off by all that stuff out there on the internet. Take the plunge, make your decision to start today. Become who you want to be and don't look back.