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Work At Home Options: What We Learned

Our series on Work At Home Mom (WAHM) options was like a mini business bootcamp!  We learned so much from all our guests on The Mom Complicated Show and are lucky to know so many business savvy moms.  The opportunities are endless if you are interested in working from home!

Here are a few that we covered in our series:

Direct Sales:

Direct Sales is the selling of products directly to the consumer, without a fixed retail location.  Some examples of direct sales would be Initials Inc., Thirty-One Gifts, Silpada Jewelry, and Rodan and Fields.  These usually include a party that you ask your friends to host during which you make a percentage off the amount of products that are sold.

If you would like to learn more about how you can be successful in direct sales, watch our interview with Susan Newnam from Initials Inc. .


A blog is an information or discussion website that usually has daily entries that are displayed in chronological order.  Most blogs provide commentary on a particular subject and allow readers to interact with the material.  There are many ways to monetize your blog to bring in an income.

To learn how to make money from blogging watch our interview with Allison Carter from Go Dansker Mom.

Graphic Design and Etsy:

Wow, Etsy is a great place to start when starting a business in which you can sell items that you make.  Derica Justice is a Graphic Designer that creates beautiful stationary, holiday cards, invitations, and products on her website, Bon Bini Print & Design.  She also then sells those design in her Esty store, Bon Bini on Etsy.

Want to know how to sell your own products online and on Etsy?  Watch our interview with Derica.

Managing Multiple Businesses:

Sometimes one business is not enough!  Many people have more than one job, so why not do them all from home?  Skye Johnson has three:  Whimsy by Skye, Tri with Skye, and she is also the Race Director for the Great Candy Run.  Skye saw a need and followed her passion that lead to managing multiple businesses.

Want to learn how to make it work for you?  Watch our interview with Skye.

Social Media Manager:

Love Social Media?  Find you are on it all the time and think it would be a fun way to make money?  This might be your perfect WAHM option!  Andrea Vahl and Phyllis Khare have a school that can teach you how to be a Social Media Manager.

To find out more watch our interview with Andrea and Phyllis.

Online Retail Boutique:

Think shopping for a living sounds amazing?  What if you could be a buyer for your very own store?!  Jessica Throneburg makes that a reality and explains how she opened her own online retail boutique, Little Details.

Want to open your own online retail boutique?  Watch our interview with Jessica.

Nikol covered How to Set Yourself Up For Success and we brought in our first guest blogger Kelly Phillips to write about her transition from corporate life to entrepreneur in Quit Your Day Job: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

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