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03-28-2007, 11:40 PM
Anyone know of a good Home based business (pampered chef, stampin up ect?)
I'm praying about doing something to bring in a little Cash, w/o taking up so much time from my family. I'm looking for something that is easy to travel, requires little clean up (of messy stuff like food/stamps) w/ a good commission. Looking for something to bring a little extra spending money since I don't work outside the home anymore
Any ideas? or Any other ideas to make some cash?
03-29-2007, 01:52 AM
Well I sold make-up for 12 years -- (not actively)- it was good stuff.......but with that type of job- I found you needed to be out and about seeing folks.....it really worked best if you had a out of home job........(just my 2 cents) my commission was about 50% but I bought my own inventory-customer loyalty is rather fickle...so you are constantly having to get new clients as well maintain older ones........
Stamping Up and Pampered Chef.........check the commissions-- you don't have to keep inventory....but to make money -- you have to do shows.......find out how it averages out per hour.
plus what do you do when you saturate your market? It really depends on where you live. This might be hard to do with a newborn.
Everyone has their own giftings and preference.......For me personally I found teaching to be my things. Find what brings you joy-- what doesn't feel like work.....( of course all work has WORK involved!)
I've taught piano- I've been a church pianist ( which was delightful mostly)
Another thing to remember, you're still young! I'm your mom's age........GASP!
I'm in total denial :eek: I've had some years to find my niche.
The best thing you can do as a SAHM is SAVE money........you can really make that income stretch........but that wasn't your question.........
we can talk about that if you wish......
Ok I'll be quiet.....
Love to hear some other responses.
03-29-2007, 02:12 AM
Stamping Up and Pampered Chef.........check the commissions--
Did both of these.
They have a quota and you dont get a good comission.
I don't really know how much i want to start something...just grasping at straws. I'm struggling w/ this no income from me thing...its been 3 months since Full time SAHM. I would like some extra money so I don't have to ask DH for money all the time...:rolleyes:
03-29-2007, 03:07 AM
I have a friend who sells Simply Fun. http://simplyfun.com/
They sell great games for all ages that don't take a lot of time to play so you can actually squeeze them into your daily life.
03-29-2007, 07:06 AM
scrap for others, card making, or other things related to digi things might be a good way to go. Start with friends, work your way around, word of mouth is the best thing. Make your own hours and well.. I'm thinking you already like it :)
I've started one here at home, going well I did alot of work for a school. I'm now working on another market (weddings which is a big thing here). If you are interested in that send me a PM and I'll give you a bit of what I've found out along the way.
03-29-2007, 12:31 PM
I was actually going to suggest the same thing that Nzingha said...I also see people doing pre-page kits and selling them..kind of like the ploppers, where all you add are the pictures. It's something you love doing....
I used to do Folkart painting and selling my items, that worked out well for me. It at least kept me in enough money to pay for my hobbie.
03-31-2007, 01:41 PM
Scrapping for others would be perfect for you since it's something you already do. If you are good at designing your own kits, your upstart costs would be almost nothing. A little advertising and you're off and running.
Most sites offer commercial licenses for the kits you buy online, but for a start up business they can be a little expensive.
03-31-2007, 02:07 PM
There are tons of people who don't scrap at all, paper or digi. Seems like scrapping for others would be your niche. Do you have a FedEX or UPS store that might cut a deal with you for posting your business, and in turn they get a cut, too. I remember feeling the same way as you when I was home with our daughters. Will remember your need...
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