I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I would love to be a stay at home mom, but we just can’t afford it.” It kills me that so many people find themselves in this predicament, but I truly do believe that just about anyone can figure out how to become a stay at home mom if they give it time and plan accordingly. It may not happen overnight, but it CAN happen, you just have to make the right financial moves.
So if you’ve been thinking about this in the back of your mind, start making these moves now! Even if you don’t end up becoming a stay at home mom, you will be in a better place financially and have way more security.
And if you’ve already made the leap (or need to really, really soon), don’t worry, you can still make this happen.
Here’s how to become a stay at home mom (or at least afford it):
My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking. WHAT. This man was serious. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since. It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms! Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing. Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.
This is that list. Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely. Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)
What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place. Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.
When I started my first blog (this one), I prepared and prepared and prepared. I had tons of posts drafted, I took my time setting things up, I made mistakes that then had to be fixed. I learned from trial and error and experimentation. It was an amazing experience, but I paid the price in time. So when my husband and I decided to start another blog together (Documentary Reviewers), I knew I wanted it up quickly. There was no reason to play around with things I already knew we’d need and want.
So if you’re considering starting a blog and want to just get it up quickly, here’s what we did and what you need to do too:
I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?
So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.
This post contains a free printable list of daily affirmations for financial freedom. I highly recommend you print it out and give it a try! Wealth and money affirmations have the power to help you get out of debt, build your investments, and create habits that will transform your financial health.
Since I discovered how powerful daily affirmations are, they’ve been my go-to tool for anytime I’m demotivated or down. AND THEY WORK. Every. Single. Time. But not only do they work when I need a pick-me-up, they also are extremely powerful as a means to achieve any goal I have. Seriously. And right now? That means daily affirmations for full financial freedom – living debt-free, making more money, and having full control over my schedule.
There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself! So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!
Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.
Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:
SEO has always been king. Claiming the #1 Google spot for just about any search term will almost always bring success and stability.
And now that Pinterest is attempting to model the search engine giant, SEO is even more important.
If you’re a decent blogger, you’ve probably accidentally found yourself showing up in Google searches and getting a hand full of organic search traffic. But at some point, you need to start being strategic.
Let me be clear – you can not game Google. You can not follow a list of tips and turn up in new search results tomorrow.
You can, however, set yourself up for long-term success by being SEO-friendly and focusing on the right topics.
What follows are SEO tips that will help your overall SEO strategy, whether you’ve got a blog or website.