What's a WAHM?
WAHM stands for Work At Home Mom. I have had many people call me and ask about working at home. It depends how my day is going what I answer! Working at home provides a great deal of variety. But there are also many days when everything goes wrong and it seems that there is no way to be a good Mom and to run a good business. You will need to judge your activity vs. boredom vs. commitment levels. Overall, my feeling is that working at home can be better than working outside the home, but it still adds to the work that all of have to do to keep our homes running!
Making slings is something that is very accessible, much more so than making sling rings! It requires minimum investment in inventory and machinery. The sewing is quite straightforward. And when you have a genuine enthusiasm about babywearing, the selling is quite easy! BUT, it's still running a business, with all that entails.
If you would like to do some more reading about starting your own business, I highly recommend the series of books by Paul and Sarah Edwards. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Online Business was also very helpful. These, along with The Entrepreneurial Parent, really provide a good look at what it takes to go into business for yourself. With all the ups and downs, I would still never go back to work for corporate America!
With all of these resources it is best to read a bit and then find someone LOCAL who can help you. There are lots of organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs/small business in America. Let them help you!
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling. SCORE Web Site.
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Our local community college also offers classes, workshops and other help.Current PHP version: 5.2.9