5 Resources to Help Moms Jump Start Their Online Career
Many moms are making it big these days, using their abilities to multi-task, problem-solve, and roll with the punches to start thriving businesses based from the internet. While not everyone will easily replace a full-time income with their startup, many can fuel a passion and create much-needed cash flow with the right tools and guidance. Here are just a few of our top picks from my recent My Life Scoop article listing the tools that every mom should refer to when creating a biz online.
This site appears at first glance to be a bit of an online gossip mag, offering tips and tidbits into “who's doing what” in the more female-driven parts of the online world. ShePosts is more than just lists of brand ambassadors, blogger conferences, and the “who's who” of social media, however. It offers insights into building traffic, FTC compliance, marketing your business, and playing well with others. There are also interviews with those that have proven success in building an online career – especially while raising kids. ShePosts provides up-to-the minute news on job openings and blogging opportunities, as well.
Here's ShePost founder Esther Brady Crawford talking about what inspired her to launch the site:
Working Mother Magazine
This hard-copy magazine is one of the few that I continue to subscribe to, even thought I left the “traditional” workforce over 5 years ago. The majority of articles, while geared toward moms who still schlep their briefcase to some employer-owned office each day, can be applied to ANY working mom, even those who don't clock a typical time clock. There is a healthy section of print dedicated to moms who are “doing it all”, as well. Many of these featured role models are entrepreneurs who made it big by working hard at their online-based business. (Hint: Most of the best tools presented in the magazine are also available via their free website.)
Have you ever wanted to get the inside scoop on an online or internet-based marketing opportunity before you meet with the pushy sales rep? WAHM.com has a a variety of guides designed to offer the facts about a number of national businesses that appeal to the mom genre. You can learn specifics on commissions, start up costs, and whether the business would be a good fit, as well as get links for how to sign up for more information.
The resources we've listed here may not always be the top ones to reference even one year from now. How then does busy mom keep taking her business to the next level? Read all of our tips at the My Life Scoop guide, and share your thoughts in the comments!