Well, it's been a long time, but it's time to get back on track. I have had several experiences in the past few months that made it necessary for me to close the website for a while and regroup. I've decided that I need to get my life back on track and start doing what I love again!
I hope this time everything else won't get in the way. Life has become extremly busy, more then I thought it would, but if I plan on not returning to the work force then I need to make sure it's a manageable goal. I think it can be done, I just need to put in the time necessary to make enough from home. This does open up a world of discussion though.
What type of job is best when you want to stay home? Work for someone else? Start your own business? Sign up for a company to sell from your house? I have seen all of these work for different people, so now I need to make sure I pick the right one. Perhaps I will weigh the pros and cons of each.
Working for someone else usually means you have set hours, but you will get consistant pay. This may also mean that you must find childcare, as often you can't get it all done with the children running around.
Starting a business can be extremly exciting, but complicated and scary. It can be expensive and you may need ot complete a lot of research or to find someone who knows their way around the process. There are laws, bylaws, and regulations to consider, as well as start up costs and risks. However, there are tax write offs and you can create your own schedule.
Sell from home companies often represent the best of both worlds. They show you how to make money, they provide guidance about the laws and rules,and often have systems in place to help you with paperwork. However, you must be able and willing to meet everyone, sell, and to get out there. I've seen people succeed at this, and I've seen people fail.
No matter which option you chose, there is a lot of actual work involved. Any of these must be considered a job and treated accordingly. However, staying home with your family offers rewards that no other job can.