Make money while being a stay-at-home mum!
Keen on quitting your job to be a full time stay-at-home mum, yet bring in some dough? Then this article is for you. We will give you some tips on how to make money yet spend your time at home nurturing your babies…
Perhaps it is every mother’s dream to spend every waking moment with their little ones—to capture their first word, their first step, their first “Eureka” moment. It may be financially feasible if daddy brings home all the bacon and mummy can be free of monetary responsibilities—but in reality and in most households, both parents have to bear the burden of bills.
If only we can quit our jobs, stay at home but make money. Well, the great news is you can do just that! If you are already a stay at home mum, why not supplement your income. How? We’ll teach you an easy way. Try to open up your own e-commerce store.
There have been others that have taken the same route and found success. You can be sure that you aren’t a lost pioneer dabbling in something completely new.
Let’s take a look at some inspirational stories of several e-commerce stores. MyGlamourPlace is a local blog shop, it got a ton of attention and became so popular that the owner decided to go full time on this and quit her day job. She earns up to S$ 40,000 a month by working from home.
Dressabelle is yet another local blog shop that has gained popularity and success that the owner actually quit her auditing job to run her blog shop full time.
Still not convinced? A stay-at-home mum, Sonal Karamchandani, runs her blog shop Rashonal, importing intriguing ethnic fusion accessories and clothes all the way from India. She sells her exotic goods online and in exhibitions too. All the above ladies have LiveJournal blogshops.
What can you sell?
Almost anything under the sun. Ask yourself, what interests you? Do you like baking, cooking, gems, painting, design, fashion? You can provide a scrapbook design service, sell home made baked goods, clothes, accessories, your kid’s second hand items and so much more.
Some people enjoy creating their own jewelry to sell exclusive pieces in their blogshop, others sell lingerie, figurines or even pottery. Get creative and have fun with it.
How to set up an e-commerce store?
It isn’t rocket science; don’t worry. It is very easy to set up your own e-commerce store. We will give you a quick step by step guide…
1. Sign up for a LiveJournal account. Click here.
2. Sign up for a LiveJournal checkout account.
3. Embed your store into LiveJournal and Facebook.
4. Tell all your online and offline friends about the store.
5. Visit LiveJournal’s Facebook fanpage and share the link to your store.
If it is a LiveJournal store, we can even help you repost it so that all our fans can see your new store! Spread the word…
Now LiveJournal has a new feature called the LJ Checkout. It is basically a combined product catalogue, shopping cart and online payment system that will enable you to run your online store across multiple social and blogging platforms without extra effort. Learn about all the benefits here.
What’s the start up cost?
Now, let’s talk about money and how much you need to put in before you can start. The answer is S$ 0. That’s the best part—you’ll never know how high your earning potential may be. You could even be the next MyGlamourPlace or Dressabelle. We wish you best of luck!
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