Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stay Home and Make Money, Too

Since I've had my kids, I've been a stay at home mom. We figured up the costs of daycare and transportation, subtracted that from the money I was making at my job, and figured we were better off if I stayed home. Since then I've done some occasional web site work, but it hasn't been anything serious. Jeffrey keeps telling me that I should actually start my own business, advertise my services, and do this on a regular basis. My problem is that I really don't know where to start. I even have a hard time figuring out how much to charge when I'm doing someone's web site, and I especially have a hard time keeping track of the time I spend working on it.

Of course, I do like the idea of having my own business and being able to work from home much better than the idea of going to work somewhere else. When the kids leave home, I'll probably have to do something. So I might as well do something for myself, right? At least I can try and see where it goes. I could sign up at DirectMatches and, it says, get paid to advertise my business. It also looks like a good place to network with other business people and access several FREE tools to build a business - free business profile, free classifieds, free advertsing. Also, DirectMatches itself seems to be a direct sales business opportunity that works by building networks and getting people to sign up. It kind of makes me think of MySpace with pay. It's free to sign up and try it, so it's worth a look.