How Do You Find A Work From Home Job?

I’ve been a work from home Mom for almost 5 years now! The time has really flown, but one thing that I have been blessed with is never missing a moment with my kids! I’ve seen them do all their “first’s”, I’ve been present for every school party, every after school activity, all their play dates, and every day I get to spend it with them!! Before having kids, I never knew how important that would be to me. I loved working and staying busy and thought I would be fine putting my kids in daycare. Then my first child was born and I knew I didn’t want someone else watching him, I wanted to do it all!! I set out looking just to make a few extra hundred bucks a month. Enough to help pay off my college loans, and eventually get a new car. I also wanted to start college funds for my kids and one day take a family vacation. But finding a work from home job was hard. That’s in fact one reason I started this blog, and the page on facebook, to show women all the different jobs you can do. I get the daily email of how do you find a work from home job? SO today I’ll share a few of my tips for finding a job!

How Do You Find A Work From Home Job

How To Find A Work From Home Job

First thing to figure out is what type of hours you can work, and to be realistic. I knew with young kids at home, I could not work set hours. Maybe during nap time and bed time, but that’s only about 2-3 hours a day. That cut out my option of doing a customer service job from home or via the internet. Those require set hours each day, a quiet space, and no interruptions. That was a bummer for me as I liked the idea of a set income each month, as that was what had been normal for me before having kids. Most Mom’s though are in the same boat and can not do set hours. That’s ok!

 

Second thing to figure out is how much income you need to bring in. Are you looking for $500 a month extra, or $2000. Knowing what you need ahead of time will also let you know how much you are going to need to work. A job working one hour a day usually will not bring in $2000 a month.

 

Third thing, and this is something I stress all the time to people who email me, be realistic! Work from home jobs usually require people who are self motivated, passionate, and have a non excuse attitude. You have to be your own boss, and while that sounds amazing, for some it is not a good fit. My background is in personal training, and that is one reason I’m able to be successful working from home. I don’t require someone telling me to work out each day, I am able to motivate myself. That is the same with working from home. You have to motivate yourself to show up to work, do it daily, and do a good job. You also need to be realistic about the time you put in and the income you earn. Yes many women who work from home, have the potential to earn a six figure income, BUT it does not happen over night and it does not happen by posting once on facebook everyday. It takes some serious work over a long period of time. The average to build an income from a restaurant is 3-5 years….the same for a home based business. Another thing to think of is the type of jobs you can do from home….there are a few options but not many. Employers can pay people with a Masters Degree minimum wage, so they aren’t going to pay you big bucks, and then let you work from home. Many home based companies where people work set hours actually have a high turn over rate. That costs the company money when they have to keep advertising, training, and hiring people.  Because of this, work from home jobs usually pay less. So if you truly want to work from home, be open and willing!

How Do You Find A Work From Home Job?

The most common work from home jobs are direct sales. Now, I know what you are thinking, “Ugh I can’t stand all the sales posts in my newsfeed!” Mine is the same way, but that is NOT how direct sales are supposed to be run. Don’t judge them all just by a few bad apples. There are tons of amazing companies, with amazing products, and amazing compensation plans. Yes the social media spamming is annoying, but the good news is, it should be going away soon! More and more companies are getting in trouble for that as the purpose of social media is to share, not sell. I’ve heard of 5 companies lately that will be banned from using social media soon. How direct sales is supposed to work, is sharing a product you love, and showing others how they can get it too! Most direct sales products are things people already have in their homes….makeup, candles, cleaning products, snacks, coffee, fitness programs, bags, clothes etc. All that we buy! The purpose of direct sales is to shop from a person you personally know then a CEO who could care less about your business. Think of it like this, if your best friend became a hair stylist, you would use them! You wouldn’t chose a stranger who you had no clue if they would do a good job, over your friend who you knew was wonderful at their job. The same goes for direct sales! I have a friend who does amazing with her makeup, I trust her over a sales lady at the mall who I have no clue if she even uses that makeup! Its just switching who you shop from. And of course, if you chose this option, do NOT spam your friends! No mass messages, no befriending people and asking them to buy from you, no posting 5 times a day about your products. You have to do it with class to be successful!!

 

The second most common work from home job is a virtual customer service position. These are great for Mom’s as it’s a set income, and you can do it from your home! It’s also set hours so this one is good for Mom’s who have kids in school. You can do it part time, or full time. With these jobs, you do usually get paid minimum wage, but for those just looking for a little extra each month and don’t mind being on the phone, this is a good option! I like to look on indeed.com as that’s a good place to find some. We also list quite a few on our page. Now, they aren’t always hiring, but you can send in a resume for them to keep on file. Here are some that hire pretty often: Customer Service Jobs 

 

You can also find jobs that pay you based on the tasks you do, like doing surveys, data entry, secret shopping, even being an online jury person! There are tons of random ways to make an little extra money from home. Here is a list of some people do, and enjoy: Jobs From Home

How Do You Find A Work From Home Job?

Another great way to finds jobs from home is to ask your friends and family! A lot of time, word of mouth is the perfect way to find something, and with someone you already have a connection with. I get a lot of referrals from people I know, as they know I work from home, and they are happy to send people they know my way! That way they aren’t sending their friend to a stranger, but to someone they know makes a good, and legit, income from home. You can also google, but this is not my favorite way to find a job. The reason is there are so many scams out there, and you can get just about anything put up no google even if it is no where close to being real. Also watch for things that seem too good to be true. Last year a scam was going around about email processing. This year there is one about posting on social media and getting paid for each posts. Remember you have to actually WORK in order to get paid.

 

A few other tips, don’t be afraid of a start up cost! All jobs have some type of costs, but they must be reasonable! I’m a personal trainer and every two years I pay a fee to renew my certification. I also pay to take classes for continuing education credits and I pay to renew my CPR certification. It’s a legit job, but I pay hundred’s to keep my certification! With any job that requires a start up cost, make sure you are getting something! The average I have found is less than $100, which is reasonable for getting started supplies and training’s. Anything over that…be cautious. Also, just because you love a product, does NOT mean it would make a good job. I see so many people fall in this trap! I love ice cream, but I would not enjoy driving an ice cream truck! You need to make sure the company has a good reputation, is in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission, is Debt Free, and has mostly customers, not just people doing the business side. Don’t be afraid to ask for proof of what people earn! I always suggest asking what their “average” paycheck is.

 

There are tons of different ways to work from home, you just have to look and find something that is a good fit for you! Once you find one you love, stick with it! Don’t company jump (I could write a whole post on how bad this is), don’t try to do multiple companies (again, I could write a whole post on how bad this is, plus not allowed by MOST direct sales companies), and don’t spam on social media. Build your business the right way, and you could one day be one of those Mom’s making a six figure income from home! Above all, find what works for YOU! I personally tried a few multi level marketing companies and found what I liked, not other people did haha. It took me making mistakes, trying over and over, researching many different companies, and finally quitting the multi level marketing world to find a job I loved!! Now I market for a grocery store and it’s the perfect fit for ME. Don’t be afraid to take your time in picking a job. When you find one you love, it opens the doors to a lifetime of freedom and flexibility!

How Do You Find A Work From Home Job?

Dana

How I Fell In Love With Essential Oils

Last year my family became a big user of essential oils, and I’ve been amazed at how many different things they can help with!! It’s kinda funny I fell in love with them, as I was a skeptic for a long time!! You see them everywhere and most people can’t help but wonder if they are a fad, or truly do work. I know your first thought’s reading this are probably…. “oh goodness, another person jumping on the essential oil bandwagon!” Before judging though, I’d love for you to read how I fell in love with essential oils!

How I Fell In Love With Essential Oils

How I Fell In Love With Essential Oils

Reason 1:

My oldest son has asthma, and it went un-diagnosed for quite awhile. Nothing worse as a Mom as fighting with doctors and trying to tell them what they were suggesting, wasn’t working! We spent many nights with my son coughing so much he got sick, missing over 30 days of school, and spending hundreds of dollars on medicines and tests (finally we got a referral to an allergist…surprise surprise, Mom was right and he did have asthma and a few allergies!). I turned to essential oils for help while we tried to find a diagnoses and not only did they give him peace at night, he was also able to recuperate faster!

Reason 2:

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I’m one of those people who really doesn’t like to take pills. Sure I have some I have to take everyday, and I do, but other things like Tylenol for joint pain, or allergy medicine….I just don’t like to do it! Well me doctors actually recommended trying to avoid medicine as much as possible. That was scary! At the time I was having really bad headaches almost daily! I also was getting severe sinus infections which put my on antibiotics every 4-6 weeks (yes, I know they kill the good bacteria in your gut…which Is why I turned to oils!). A friend of mine suggested peppermint oils for my headaches, along with an allergy blend, and an oil to boost my immune system. Not only did my headaches go from daily down to once or twice a month (if that!)….I haven’t had a sinus infection in 8 MONTHS! I had 6 in a four month period, plus the flu, plus strep throat!! That’s HUGE!! An autoimmune disease means a weakened immune system, but thanks to oils and a few other things, I’ve done much better in not catching things!

Reason 3:

Oils can boost your immune system and help with many condition! My kids were in 1st grade and Pre-K and brought home so many germs!! For awhile it seemed someone was always sick! I found an oil that boosts their immune system and started mixing it with coconut oil, and rubbing on their backs and feet each night. Second half of school….neither of them got sick!!! And if they did start to feel down, I would put a few oils in a diffuser in their rooms, and the next day they were back to normal!! (Disclosure: I did also start giving them probiotics, and a REALLY GOOD kids vitamin!)

Reason 4:

ADHD…..this is something so many kids are diagnosed with these days, especially boys! My oldest son was first thought to have this in Kindergarten, but at the time we didn’t know much, so didn’t do much! By 1st grade, it got much worse. He fell behind in learning, his grades suffered, and each day of school was miserable because he struggled. I wanted to avoid medicine if I could after reading too many scary stories and my own husband having issues with it! I began to research and learned a lot! Such as it’s most common in boys and their brain develops slower, plus most boys are just higher energy than girls. I did a few different things to help him (good vitamins, especially omega vitamins, no junk food, lots of activities, etc) but one of the biggest was oils! I used an oil to help him pay attention, and one to help him calm down. Not only did his grades go from failing to A’s, he also began to enjoy school! He went from being behind, to excelling in all his work! The joy on his face showing me all his good grades makes all the research and changes we did worth it!!

 

So that’s it! That’s how I fell in love with essential oils!! Everyone has different stories and different results, but if you haven’t tried oils, I really recommend it!

 

For those new to the oil world, I’d love to share a little more about them! Now, I am not an expert by any means (luckily I have a good friend who is and I pick her brain often!), but here is just some generic information on oils, how to use them, and picking brands to try!

How I Fell In Love With Essential Oils

Essential oils come from plants and are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants. The oils are removed from the plant through a process called distillation using steam or water.  They also use different parts of the plants such as seeds, bark, leaves, flowers, etc. The end result is a highly concentrated oil from the plant which carries the fragrance of the plant along with some of its healing properties. So when using oils, you literally are using plants to help heal you!

 

Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine! In fact, research shows they have been used for thousands of years by physician’s and priests. They were even found in alabaster jars in the tomb of King Tut!! In the temple of Isis on the island of Philae, a sacred room was used for emotional clearing using oils and oils baths! There are over 180 references to essential oils in the Bible! A few you may recognize are rosemary, myrrh, and frankincense….two of these were presented to the Baby Jesus by the wise men!

 

What can essential oils help with??

  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Nausea
  • ADHD
  • Digestion
  • Balance Hormones
  • Skin Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

The list goes on and on and on!

 

Where can you get oils?

This one is very important!!! I have read many horror stories of people being hurt by buying bad quality oils, or not using them in the right way! One tip is never buy cheap oils from the grocery store, amazon, or a drug store.  If it looks too good to be true, just say no!!! Buy them from a company that is well experienced in making high quality oils. I personally have bought oils from FIVE different companies  and loved them all. They were all high quality oils, from organic farms, some were much more expensive than others which was one reason I kept trying different companies.  I did try and find a chart showing different oil testing that is done, but it was hard to do as the oil business is very competitive and most charts were made by a company to make themselves look good haha. I would also suggest asking friends which oil company they use as there are quite a few! And then compare prices! I have found the quality on the 5 companies I tried was all the same….it came down to the price differences. Things to look for are testing such as GC/MS, organic, proper label with information, and price (should be reasonable and not too cheap!).

Also, do NOT ingest oils! While writing this article, I came across a few articles on the FDA saying never to ingest, unless working with a certified expert.

101 Uses For Essential Oils

FDA-Use Oils Responsibly and With Proper Instruction

Choosing An Essential Oil

 

You can use oils for so many health issues, but also fun things too! I’ve done bath bombs and sugar scrubs with them, bug repellent luminaries, toilet fizzes, car fresheners, and more!! They truly are amazing and can help with many different health benefits. No they are not some crazy fad seeing as they have been around for thousands of years. Don’t take my word for it, give them a try!

How I Fell In Love With Essential Oils

Dana

10 Perks Of Working From Home

I get asked all the time why I chose a work from home job. It’s definitely not the traditional route. And it can be harder…especially when you have kids homes with you all day. Yet given the choice, I would do it over and over and over again. The main reason I prefer working from home from a traditional job, is freedom!! Complete and utter freedom while still having a very successful career!! Over 70% of people are unhappy with their jobs, and over 78% of people are living paycheck to paycheck! Why on earth would you want to scrap by, and be unhappy at the same time??? Many people do this because they don’t know they have other options, but you do!!! Life is way to short to be broke and stuck in a job you don’t love!

10 Perks Of Working From Home

Now I’ll be the first to tell you, to change your life, you have to take a chance, be willing to work REALLY hard, and never give up! If you can do those things, and work hard for a few years, you will be able to live your life with freedom for many years to come! This past week, my family picked up and took off for the beach for a few days! I didn’t have to request off from work! I didn’t have to stress about having enough vacation time. I didn’t have to rush home to get back to “work”. I have freedom and was able to just go and enjoy our time with family and friends! That’s just one of the many reasons I love being a work from home Mom…..Here 10 Perks Of Working From Home!
10 Perks Of Working From Home
1. No set hours. Each day I decide how much, or how little, I want to work.

2. No boss. If my kids are sick, I don’t have to worry about calling put and making a boss mad! I’m the boss!

3. Vacation time when I want! Every Thursday my kids and I do a fun activity/trip. I don’t have to ask, because I’m the boss!

4. I can take off whenever I want! I could go to my kids school parties, their field days, pick them up early…whenever they need me I get the be Mom FIRST and work comes second.

5. I can give myself a raise whenever I want. My income is based 100% on me. If I want more income, I work more! If I’m happy with my income, I stay consistent.

6. I can work from anywhere! My kids love going to the park everyday during summer, and that’s fine with me as I can work any place I want

7. I have a job that changes lives. To me, thays is pretty amazing!! I help other people have the freedom I have found working from home.

8. I get to present for my family. Anytime we have company come visit it, I can clear my schedule to spend time with them. As all our family lives far away, this is an amazing incentive for me!

9. I get to change my future! My goal was to replace my husband’s income and allow my kids to do fun activities…ive surpassed that and now we have so many options!

10. I earned incentives from my job such as a free car, free iPad pro, free trip, and tons of other free items on top of getting paid. I’ve never had a job before where they give you gifts for a job well done!

Above all, freedom to live life on my terms is the main reason I love being a work from home Mom! I control my schedule! I control my finances! I control my families freedom…and it’s all based on when I work. I average about 10 hours a week, and make double and triple what most make working 40 hours a week. Working from home is truly so much better than a traditional job!!

(Yes it takes work! It took my over a year to get where I am, but it’s been 100% worth it!)

10 Perks Of Working From Home

Dana

Summer Shopping Catalog

As a work from home Mom, one of my goals is to help other women succeed! Many times you come across people who only care about their own success, and I am trying to change that! I truly believe that if we all work together, support each other, and believe in each other, then we can all succeed! If you have visited my page Work From Home Moms, or Work From Home Mom’s Networking, you see multiple chances a day for ALL women to share how they work from home.

Summer Shopping Catalog

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Summer Shopping Catalog

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DIY Bath Bombs

For Christmas, my Mom got me some bath bombs and they were AMAZING! There were ones to help me relax, some for muscle pain, and some just to smell good. I love a nice bath to relax, so they were such a great gift! One I used up way too quickly though. I decided I needed to make my own that way I always had some on hand and I could customize the essential oils in them to fit my personal needs. Turns out it was a bit harder than I thought, but after a lot of trial and error, I found a good recipe for DIY Bath Bombs!

DIY Bath BombsDIY Bath Bombs

First though, I want to share a little about what bath bombs are and why they are so popular right now. Bath bombs usually feature a type of essential oil in them to give them different benefits. Essential oils have been gaining popularity over the past few years as more and more people have realized they have great benefits for your health. Essential oils come directly from plants, and are usually extracted from the stems, petals, leaves or flowers. Different oils are known to have different qualities. Such as lavender is good for relaxation, anxiety, and helping with sleep. Peppermint is good for allergies and helping with headaches or nausea.  Lemon helps with allergies, digestion, and cleansing the air.

They are very concentrated so remember a little goes a long way, never ingest them, and keep them away from children unless being supervised. One or two drops is usually all you need!

DIY Bath Bombs

I began using essential oils last year and I was amazed at how much they can help with all different health issues. I first began using them for severe headaches, then allergies, and other things like helping my son with his asthma and ADHD, and me with my autoimmune disease. I am by no means an expert, but I have found lots of great resources and books online that teach you what oils to use for what conditions. One of my favorite books is the Essential Life as it has a lot of great tips and ways to use oils.

 

Essential oils in bath bombs allow you to have a nice relaxing bath, but have help with your health at the same time! I made some that helped with body aches, helped with allergies and congestion, helped with relaxing, and then just some fun, good smelling ones. My kids LOVE them! Although they informed me the “relaxing” ones didn’t work as they didn’t fall asleep right away (they were nice and calm all evening so I see that as a major WIN!) You can add different oils to each one to customize it for what you want!

 

Another fun thing about bath bombs is the color! I used all natural coloring (you can find some on Amazon, at Trader Joes, or in the health aisle at many stores) as I’m a toxin free person, and was able to create some very pretty bath bombs! Just remember the food coloring with make the bath bomb mixture wetter, so only do a little at a time!

 

Ingredients:
1 cup Baking Soda
½ cup Citric Acid
½ cup Corn Starch
½ cup Epsom Salts
3/4 tsp. Water
10-20 drops Essential oils (I split this into smaller amount to make all different ones)
2-4 tsp. liquid carrier oil like Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, etc
Food coloring if desired (optional)
Plastic or silicone mold

DIY Bath Bombs

Directions:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients EXCEPT the citric acid in a glass or metal bowl. When you’re sure it’s mixed well, add the citric acid and mix again.
  2. Very very very slowly, add the wet ingredients. If you pour it in too fast, it will activate and begin to fiz. I poured it in slowly and mixed the whole time to avoid this.
  3. If you are going to use different oils, make sure to split your mixture up into different bowls before adding the oils. Always use glass or metal bowls with essential oils.
  4. Add in your essential oils last. The mixture should still look dry, like breadcrumbs, and feel like soap flakes. It will hold together when you squeeze it hard, but shouldn’t be too damp. I found it was better to add less liquid, then add a little more if I needed it.
  5. Add your coloring. I split mine up and did more than one color, but you can use all one color.

DIY Bath Bombs

  1. Pack the mix into your mold. If you’re using the round ones, overfill one side before you snap the halves together.
  2. I found the longer you left it in the mold, the better! I recommend 24 hours. Then let them sit and dry for another 24 hours.
  3. Store them in an air tight container, or by wrapping in paper.
  4. Drop in the tub when ready to use and enjoy!

 

 

DIY Bath Bombs

Dana