Monday Musings Dec 21st

The past two weeks have been crazy In my house! First I got a horrible stomach bug, then my oldest son came down with a bad cold/cough/fever and then all 3 kids got it!! I’m just saying prayers they feel better before Christmas as they are so excited to do lots of fun activities. Its great as they get older, they appreciate the fun of Christmas even more!!! I’m working on getting myself back on schedule, its crazy how just a few days off, set you far behind!!

 

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This week I’ve had lots of emails for jobs, but no one wants to actually work haha. You have to work to get paid, that’s just the way it is!!! Basically if you do not have a skill you can market, then your options are starting your own business, direct sales, or customer service jobs. Yes there are virtual assistant jobs and data entry BUT you need to be highly qualified to get those. Remember to check out our Jobs From Home Page to find a customer service job, or our Work From Home Directory to find a business you can start.


Manners

Wanna know a secret??? I remember people!!! Especially those that are very sweet and appreciate of my tips…and especially those that are very rude haha. I get emails all the time from companies with jobs available, and I keep a list of people who might want those jobs. And of course those at the top of the list are those who use their manners, say please and thank you, and respect other business owners of the page. So please remember to always use your manners, sure you may be having a bad day, but that doesn’t mean you can be rude to myself, or anyone else on the page as we are all trying to help.

 
Tax Time

Tax time is coming and you need to be prepared! Start collecting your receipts now and begin a spreadsheet of what you have spent/earned. When in doubt, check out this helpful guide

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Meet Lora!! She is a work from home Mom of two handsome boys!! Over the years she has tried a few different ways of making money from home, and finally she found the perfect fit. Lora now helps people save money by shopping online for non-toxic products. She loves her job and how she gets to teach people how they can make a 6 figure income from home!!! Send her an email to learn more about her job, and how you can work with her!! healthandwellnessmom@gmail.com

 

 

This week…..
This week I’m working on computer based jobs you can do from home, along with a few recipes. Such as affordable soups you can freeze. Because we all know I like easy things, and soup is one of the best! If you have something you would like to learn more about, send me an email at workfromhomemommas@gmail.com

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and a blessed Christmas!!!

Dana

Is It Time For A Career Change?

“When do you switch jobs?”

This is a question I’ve heard many times, and it’s actually a very tough one to answer! When it comes to working from home, some things work, and some things do not! But also, you change, life changes, and circumstances change! What you once had time for and a passion for, can fade.1baad1a3ace8d4cdd01f3933e3ea6b1d

 

That’s when you need to ask yourself, are you wanting to switch companies because it truly is not working out, or because YOU are not doing the work? The average time to build a business is 1-2 years with you working every day! Are you doing that??

 

I see so many people jump from company, to company, to company and it is NOT a good thing to do! It makes you lose credibility with your followers, plus it makes people nervous to join as your business partner as they wonder if you will leave them.

 

If you are leaving the business because the product has changed, you have lost your passion for the company, or you truly do not enjoy working for them, then that’s ok! In fact, you should share that with your followers, as many people relate to your honesty and they will understand instead of thinking you are just looking to make a quick buck!

 

I personally have joined two companies, and found their products were not what I thought, so I left! I let all my customers know why I left so they could make an educated decision for themselves, plus so they were aware I truly had their best interest in mine. (Keep in mind, you don’t want to bash a company or product, if you need to let people know you left, do it in a mature fashion! And never ever ever poach customers or promoters from your old company!) There is nothing wrong with switching companies, if you do it for the right reasons and not simply trying to get rich quick, because that doesn’t exist!

 

If you have put in the time, the hard work, and the passion to make your business successful and it’s still not going well, then yes it may be time to look at other options!! Sometimes the items you love, just don’t sell well! Other times, your market doesn’t have the same passion you do. And sometimes, there are too many reps for the same company in your circle of friend. And one of the most popular reasons now….selling products on Facebook doesn’t work anymore!

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These are all common reasons you might not be doing well, no matter how hard you try! I personally have used a product for years that I LOVE, but it doesn’t appeal to many of my friends. I promote it on the side for myself to have the discount, but I had to come to the conclusion that with the small amount of free time I had, I could not turn it into a full time income. I love the product and company and won’t leave, but I don’t have time for parties or events anymore.

 

Sometimes you have to have those honest talks with yourself, and see if you can put more time in, or if you truly need another option. Be 100% honest with yourself! Write down how many hours a week you are currently working, and if you can do more! Look for events to go to the find new customers, or ask local friends to host a party! Take catalogs, flyers, and business cards to local stores and ask if you can leave them. Offer your past customers a gift for referring a friend to host a party. You have lots of options on ways to grow your business, but if you are doing all these things and coming up empty, then yes it might be time to add something new. Remember though, every business takes time to build and there is no “get rich quick” job, so even if you start a new business, it will take time!!

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If you are on the hunt for a new opportunity, or to add a second income, make sure to check out our Work From Home Directory!

 

 

 

Dana

Monday Musings Finding Peace

Finding Peace

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This past weekend was not what I had planned at all! I was ready to finish decorating for Christmas, plus clean the house and get caught up on some work. Then out of the blue Saturday, my vision went blurry! It was honestly one of the scariest (and silliest!) things I’ve ever experienced! I was just picking up around the house, and I started not being able to see, and what I could see, looked like reflection off water! I thought I was having a stroke…and then the headache set in and I realized it was the world’s worst sinus headache. That sucker had me sick to my stomach, hardly able to stand, and physically ill for hours and hours. But I was so grateful it was just a sinus headache!!!

 

It’s funny how something like that can make us stop and appreciate all we have! I am so blessed with my 3 beautiful children and in that scary moment, I was terrified of not being able to watch them grow up!! The load of work I had to do suddenly was forgotten as I knew what my soul needed, was just time with my kids! We spent the whole next day just hanging out and snuggling and being together. Sure I still had a headache and wanted to rest, but my heart needed those special moments just showing them how much they are loved!

 

So come Monday morning I had a load of work to catch up on and started feeling a bit stressed, when I open my email and saw this as my devotional.

 

John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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What a great reminder I needed today!! It always strikes me that my devotional is JUST what I need to hear!! It’s like something hears all my worries and concerns and calms them with just a simple reminder.

 

This week I have a lot on my plate, but instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, my goal is to feel peace and not to be troubled or afraid.  I hope you too can feel that this week!!

Dana

Black Friday Deals

This Holiday Season, I encourage everyone to shop from small business owners and help more parents be able to afford Christmas for their kids!! Many people chose a home based business as a way of paying off bills, saving for their kids college, or allowing themselves to spend more time with their families!!! Instead of rushing to the store on Thanksgiving, you can grab some great deals online, from parents!!! Here are some awesome deals to check out! For more deals all Christmas long, make sure to download our Christmas Catalog! Thank you for helping small business owners be successful!!! I know my family appreciates YOU supporting me <3

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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

Jamberry- We have lots of great deals going on this Holiday! Shop with us on Black Friday and you can get a FREE sheet of nail wraps when you spend $50! Order over $75 and you also get FREE shipping! We are bringing back 12 retired designs plus offering a brand new gel polish color that you can only get during our deals! And to make it even better, a percent of sales goes to Toys For Tots!! With nail wraps, nail lacquer, gel polish, and hand care, we truly have something for everyone! Shop HERE!

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Health and Wellness (Dana Wikoff)

Learn how to save money on your groceries each month while getting all non-toxic products! Plus you can earn up to $100 to shop, extra 15% off, and more!!! You are going to brush your teeth and wash your clothes, so why not save money when you do it??? Contact me for more information at workfromhomemommas@gmail.com Or read a bit more HERE Open an account by November 29th and be entered to win a FREE lotion AND a FREE $30 Visa Gift Card!

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Revive Academy With Crystal Honeycutt

In the past 5 years, hundreds of women have learned to live their best life now through my professionals training program. With my training, these women have been able to create multiple streams of income. They have been able to get themselves off public assistance, buy homes, pay off mortgages, purchase reliable transportation, pay off debt, pay off student loans years ahead of schedule, take family vacations, provide for their children, start their own businesses, and even open up fitness studios. While all of those things are great, those amazing accomplishments aren’t what I look for in the success of my professional clients. I look want to teach each of them to be the #MomBoss of her life, wear self confidence like it’s a shiny new diamond on her finger, be married to her spouse instead of her job, and #BeHereNow with her children. It is my goal to teach every women how to build her own empire, to leave a legacy for generations to follow, and to hold her head high no matter what comes her way. Use code “blackfriday” to get 25% of this program until the 29th!

SIGN UP HERE
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Young Living- A free bottle of Christmas spirit essential oil with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit with Young Living Essential Oils. Check out www.sunnyoils.com

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Younique (Molly Ritterbeck) – Join my private group to learn about our deals and every purchase placed gets a prize! https://www.facebook.com/groups/412853445574799/

 

Simply Aroma (Molly Ritterbeck)- Free bottle with every $50 purchase! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1046056818780383/

 

Kyani (Jennifer) – If you order 1 month of the Kyani Triangle of Health from my website, I will personally mail you a free 7 day pack that you can keep for yourself or give the gift of health to a friend! https://www.facebook.com/Kyani-JeniK-1527686450789235/ JeniK.kyani.net

 

Adornable.u (Stacey Porritt) – www.adornableu.com/staceyporritt We have some FUN Black Friday Specials running now through the 28th! Plus, when you buy one of our necklace/headbands, you get the matching bracelet/hair tie for FREE!12226956_10153755086713739_6480467224547459110_n

Premier (Molly Ritterbeck)- Buy one get one at 40% off! I also will have other things happening in my group so make sure you join to see the deals!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/776763232446508/

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Younique (Ashley Hartmann) –  Younique will also have a corporate special for black friday as well as more deals in my group! Join to be one of the first to hear!

https://m.facebook.com/groups/108596052809811?ref=bookmarks

 

Jewelry In Candles (Wendy Yellowknee) – Honora Pearls, Chrysalis and Waxing Poetic added to the Naughty and Nice Tart and the JIC Body Butters.  The ability to choose which charms you get and the color of bangle in the Chrysalis line.  The the release of the extremely popular eternity bands in an even more popular Rose Gold color and the addition of 4 more Christmas Scents to the Pink Flame line up.  Wow!  It’s been an exciting week! https://www.jewelryincandles.com/store/littlelightofmine

 

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Thrive (Angela Larraga )- Black Friday Special! Purchase 30 day Thrive Experience and receive 7 days free! Give yourself the gift of health! www.bayarea.le-vel.com

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Tyra Beauty (Renee Tanner) – 40%OFF on bundle looks for new customerswww.tyra.com/Renee

 

It Works (Belinda Hazlett) Free wrap or facial with any order for the rest of the month. www.8weeksuccess.com

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Dana

Monday Musings November 2nd

Life can be crazy sometimes can’t it?!?! A few months ago I started “Monday Musings” where we chat about popular topics from the past week, but with homeschooling, moving, and getting back into a schedule….it fell off!!!! But here we go again!!! Cause you know, at first you don’t succeed, try again haha!!!

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SCAMS?!?!

This week I have gotten a lot of emails about legit jobs vs ones that are scams. It can be really hard to tell the difference, so always do your research! The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start, but you can also google the company name plus the word “reviews” to learn more.  This article also gives you more tips. http://musingsofamultitaskingmom.com/pyramid-schemes-scams-direct-sales-and-more/

Remember to never give out personal information unless you are POSITIVE the company is not a scam!

There are MANY great companies out there so don’t be scared to look! Just be safe!!!

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Christmas is coming and the biggest time for most direct sales companies. Our online event launches November 9th so please attend and support other small business owners. I highly encourage everyone to buy from at least one small business owner this year! If you need suggestions on gifts, our Christmas Catalog is also a great place to look!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1057402754284361/

 

 

TOO EARLY FOR TAXES?!?!

No! it is never too early to get ready for tax time!!! You need to stay organized and make sure to always keep track of what you spend vs what you earn. I keep a detailed spreadsheet plus every receipt just to be on the safe side. If you are going to hire someone to do your taxes, make sure to start looking into that now!

 

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Perfectly Posh With Christie! I’ve known Christie a few years now and she is an amazing Mom and Business Woman!!! She teaches people how to have fun with their business and enjoy what they are doing. Her creativity and passion for her products has launched her team into all types of amazing opportunities! Go visit her page on facebook and send her a message. You will absolutely love talking with her as much as I do!!!

 

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This week I’m working on “5 Tips for Sharing Your Business Successfully on Social Media” AND “How To Grow Your Blog” AND “Why You Should Blog”. If you have something you would like to learn more about, send a request to workfromhomemommas@gmail.com

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

 

Dana