Is Working Part-Time a Practical Alternative to Working at Home?

Written by Kandi Traxel

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Cost of childcare. This can berepparttar biggest obstacle for those seeking part time work. Many centers or individuals that provide childcare either do not care for children on a part-time basis, or they charge full-time fees for part-time care.

Okay, so you have weighed allrepparttar 117149 options, and you are ready to go to work. Where do you begin?

Here are a few ideas and places to find part time work, along with benefits that some will provide for their part time employees:

Day Care Centers, Church Daycares, & Church Nurseries: Many will let you bring your own children free of charge!

Home Day Care: Even with one child (depending on where you live) you could earn $80, $90 up to $125 in many areas for caring for one infant in your home. That translates to utility bills, car payments, groceries, and many other monthly bills.

Mall Stores Arerepparttar 117150 Ticket! Visit your local shopping mall, primarily clothing stores, craft stores, and other ďwomen relatedĒ stores. These places hire of lot of part time help, especially duringrepparttar 117151 holidays

Discount Stores: Many discount stores such as Wal-Mart or K-mart hire TONS of part time workers in MANY areas; in their stores, offices, warehouses and more.

Home Reps for Avon, Home Interiors, Tupperware, etc.: Try your local yellow pages or a web search to find info about these business opportunities.

Put Your Creative Abilities to Work for You! Flower arranging, crafting, tole painting, quilting, and more! Sell your handicrafts or teach others! Many craft stores offer areas or rooms in their stores for this type of thing.

How Talented Are You? If you play an instrument, sing or are a whiz at geometry, start your own small business, by giving piano lessons, voice lessons, or tutoring.

House/Office Cleaning Advertise in your local paper for house or office cleaning, running errands or yard work. Small office cleaning is a great way to earn extra money for just a few hours per evening.

NOTE: For any type of job listed above(where you are not receiving a paycheck from an employer) make sure that you researchrepparttar 117152 laws and regulations in your city and state in regards to zoning, sales taxes, insurance etc. before you start.

Search your local newspaper classifieds. Many companies now advertise for employees onrepparttar 117153 internet and you can search thru hundreds of job listing databases, most of them free of charge.

Working part-time might not berepparttar 117154 ideal option that many moms dream about, but it can be a practical and rewarding alternative for many of us. Keep your options open, stay flexible. Happy job hunting!

Kandi Traxel is a stay at home mom and the owner of Country Moms Online, website for moms,

Selecting Your Work At Home Business Opportunity

Written by Kirk Bannerman

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*support systems and training resources available to helprepparttar 117150 participants succeed.

One thing that really struck home with me was a statement made byrepparttar 117151 founder ofrepparttar 117152 company that I eventually selected for my home based business. It went something likerepparttar 117153 following:

"Hardly a day goes by that I donít hear from an affiliate questioning why he or she is not seeing a big check yet. More times than not,repparttar 117154 person asking hasnít even been involved for more than 90 days and is only barely beginning to even understand howrepparttar 117155 whole system works. And frankly, even if repparttar 117156 number was six months, itís still much too early to be expecting a significant income stream to have developed.

I always say that if youíre not willing to give a business at least a year, donít even bother getting involved. You need to understand that it takes time to get to know allrepparttar 117157 nuances of repparttar 117158 compensation plan. It takes time to determine which products you want to lead with. It takes time to develop a game plan. It takes time to figure out what marketing activities deliverrepparttar 117159 biggest bang forrepparttar 117160 buck. Anything worthwhile takes sustained effort. If youíre not thinking long term, youíve set yourself up for failure."

To sum it up,repparttar 117161 selection process should focus on reality (there is no "magic" in home based businesses) and reject any so-called "opportunities" that seem too good to be true.

Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and resides in California. For more details, visit his website at

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