Faith and Business 101: Really Working From Home

When I first started building my website, this is actually what I called my site for some time! The story behind how I got started in business is a long one, but the bottom line is that I was sick during pregnancy and needed to find a way to help pay the bills from home without having home parties or doing the direct sales thing. Nothing wrong with that method at all, it was just definitely not for me when I was having such a hard time with my pregnancy.

I began searching online for legitimate work-from-home opportunities and I just kept finding scam after scam. Or I’d find a place where you had to take no less than 300 surveys a day to make $10. I knew there had to be SOMETHING out there that I could do from home and help with the family finances.

I really couldn’t find what I was looking for in any one place, so I began to construct my own site full of all of the research I was finding online. I began to create my own multiple income streams and money actually started coming in!

Here’s how I did it:

  1. Freelance Writing
  2. Selling on ebay
  3. Giving piano lessons (after baby came)

The freelance writing was literally a dream come true. I eventually ended up with a contract and up-front payment from my publisher. I’ve been getting projects from my publisher ever since!

The selling on ebay helped bring in some income for a while. But then the market changed and I had to adjust the items I was selling.

My degree is in music, but giving piano lessons is most definitely not a passion of mine. I only gave lessons when I absolutely had to, to make ends meet…and then moved on to another opportunity.

I suggest finding 3 income opportunities that work for you, and giving it your all!

Some more ideas: open an etsy shop selling handmade cards or gifts, do some freelance work on, tax a free tax prep course, start a landscaping or gardening business, sell home grown vegetables or plants at your local farmers market, become a tutor.

I’m telling you all of this because there is hope for moms who want or need to stay at home! You definitely have to have an “entrepreneur mindset”…and you can’t be lazy! But it can be done. Really!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men Colossians 3:23

Until next time….

MariLee Parrish

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  1. Michelle on May 15, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Those are all wonderful ideas! Thanks for the information!

  2. **Nicole** on May 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks for all your guidance! I’ve learned so much from first joining the site!!! So excited that I now have my own multiple streams of income!!! :)

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