I work from home. There’s a number of ways you can work this type of business, but for me, I do about 12 vendor shows a year, mostly work my business online, and sometimes do in-home parties. With the ever-changing “algorithm” to deal with, and rural internet service, online work can be a challenge. I’ve done a number of online parties, where I intended to do a live video. Thankfully, I have a pre-recorded video stored on YouTube, I can link to when I’m in a pinch.
Imagine my surprise when my live actually worked last week!
All that to give you an idea of what it means to work from home. So here’s the scene…
I did my live video outside, on the back porch, because my daughters & husband were watching Hello Dolly (rather loudly) in the house. I called one of the clips by the wrong size. Goats were bleating in the background. Sometime, when I turned around to show my hair, I was out of the screen. My son walked in on the video, then wiped his mouth on his arm in the background. At least he wasn’t picking his nose, right? Then a goose started honking loudly. All that happened within a 10 minute video.
Obviously, working from home is not always picture perfect! If you’re waiting for everything to be in order before you start your work from home business, you’re going to be waiting forever!
But if you don’t get started, you’ll never be a business owner! And you’ll never be growing a real business! It’s work and it’s real life. It’s balancing homeschool, customer follow-up, and healthy meals. It’s things not always going as expected. It’s stretching out of your comfort zone, but the freedom to do it from your comfort zone, with all the craziness going on around you. It’s earning the title, “work from home mom.” It’s teaching children to be entrepreneurs, to be responsible, and how to put labels on materials straight. It’s having a cheering squad in the back seat when you open an incentive award package at the post office. It’s teaching them that success is within reach, without giving up bedtime prayers.
“Network marketing isn’t perfect; but it is better!” – Eric Worre
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