Latest posts by Bilna Sandeep (see all)
- Casual Weekend Dine-Out – The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor – Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi - April 23, 2017
- Our Family Picks – January 2017 - February 1, 2017
- School Admissions and Assessment – Are we doing it right? - December 13, 2016
“Every Woman including Stay At Home Moms, should have her own source of Income!”
Yes I said it. Whatever the position you are in your life, it is important for a woman to have her own source of income. By income I do not mean a heavy Bank Balance. She should have enough of pocket money for her own needs. You might be married to a very rich man who can afford every expense you have in your life (Lucky you). But then, come special occasions, or you just want to buy something to make your Hubby feel special. Wouldn’t it be a great feeling if you could Buy him a gift with your own hard earned money than using your Hubby’s credit card?
I tell you this from my own life experience. Ever since I completed college, I have been Independent in terms of my Financial position. Then it happened, that I made up my mind to quit my job to be a Stay At Home Mom. I had My own practical Questions Answered before making the decision. It was a joint decision we made as a Family. As months passed, I realized the money that I had in my Bank account from my last salary was diminishing and for every need I had to ask my husband. While I do not feel bad to ask him for our Family expenses, there are some days when I see a very beautiful pair of dress I badly want to own (and sometimes it happens just after we had bought a few dresses a day back) and I really feel the guilt in me. How could I ask him to Buy me that dress when he knows my wardrobe is full already?
And then there are those special occasions. We don’t really celebrate all the special occasions. Our love has grown with time. But then there are a few occasions when Hubby would show up with a surprise (which is usually very unlikely of him). But then when I want to surprise him, I find myself broke. I couldn’t shop online without using his Credit card.
Though I had started this blog, back in October 2014, I had no intention of making any money out of it. But as time went by, I realized we Could earn money from Blogging. It also meant I meet so many new people who had various ways of earning money from the comfort of their own homes. So after so many Trial and Errors and using various techniques, I have learned to monetize my blog as well as earn money doing various Online jobs. If you too would like to know how to earn Money Online from the comfort of your own homes, SIGN UP below to receive whenever I post you various techniques in this series.
If you want to know How to Start a Blog and Start Making Money from Home, Click Here.
Read Here: Ways to Earn Money as a SAHM in UAE
Small Home Based Businesses to Earn Money from Home
Here are a few Business Ideas for Stay At Home Moms to start with. Starting a home based business is not just everything. Before you start it is also important to equip yourself and be prepared for the challenges you might need to face. Here are a few things that they don’t usually tell you about starting a home Based Business.
Promotion through Social Media:
Promoting your business is another major stepping stone. For any business, you need to be able to reach out to your customers. Word of mouth is of course one of the major successful strategy for small businesses. But for the modern day, Social Media has now become the best marketing tool for both Small and Large scale businesses. Lasse Rouhiainen, who is an international author who specializes in his Social Media and Digital Marketing strategies, has written this book which is available in both Kindle and print editions – 101 Facebook Marketing – Tips and Strategies for small Businesses. He talks about how we can successfully market your Small Business even without creating a website or online store. He discusses on how to use Facebook Business Page, as a tool to reach your customers.
We have a series running on our blog called “The Lady Entrepreneur Series”, where we have been featuring women who have been running both small as well as large scale businesses successfully from their home. You can check out these interviews for some real life inspirations. We will be putting up a resources page soon for the Social Media and Marketing tools, that can help successfully start and grow Small Home Based Businesses soon. Subscribe for FREE below to receive all the tips and tricks and some exclusive information that we will be sharing through our Emails to you.
Partner with Bloggers for Promotion:
I do not say this because I am a blogger. Blogging has now become a buzz word of today and many more brands are choosing bloggers and other social media influencers to put their product in front of their customers. Bloggers are very active on social media channels and spend a lot of their time on developing their followers. This saves you a lot of time on finding the right customers and growing your social media. Many bloggers can come up with Social Media strategies that can boost up your brand among the right customers. I myself have partnered with few big and small scale brands through GiveAways and other Social media and Blog campaigns to promote their products, after making sure of their quality and how much do they fit my readers.
Note to our UAE and GCC readers who would love to start up a small online business: One of the best platform to create your online store for your handmade, artisan and boutique items is through LittleMajlis.com The major advantage of being a shop owner through this is, it provides you an online presence within a legal framework, without much overheads and startup costs.
Too Scared to Start your own Business? There are online jobs you could do from your Home
Instead of opting to start a business of your own, there are other creative ways you could put in your time spent online to make some money. Websites like Upwork.com is a very good way you can find Freelancing work opportunities that suit your skills.
If you enjoy writing, there are plenty of blogs, magazines etc out there that can pay you good amounts for your article. AFineParent.com is a parenting blog that puts up a topic every month and puts up their guidelines to submit your article on the topic. If your article is chosen, you can receive $100 per article. Listverse is another website that publishes List type articles and can provide you $100 per article that you submit and gets published. ScarryMommy.com also provides $100 per article that gets published on their website.
If you simply enjoy creating your designs, or clicking good photographs etc, you can create an Account for Cafepress.com and submit your photographs, designs etc. These designs are then printed on mugs, t-shirts and a large number of beautiful stuffs and everytime someone makes a purchase you can earn some penny.
If you are a graphic designer, there are websites like 48hourslogo, 99designs etc that run Logo Designing competitions and each time your logo gets selected by their client, you earn some money. You might need to have skills in Adobe Illustrater or other graphic design tools for this purpose.
I will be soon posting other ways you can Make Money Online soon. If you would like to receive updates on Earning Money from Your Home, Subscribe Below.