Work At Home, But Don't Become A Slave To Your Business

Written by Kirk Bannerman

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Working and living underrepparttar same roof has a host of advantages, but it can present some challenges (in addition torepparttar 117150 workaholic syndrome mentioned, above) and stress factors.

Here are four ways to create a less stressful home business environment:

-Remember why you wanted to become involved with a home-based business (i.e. more time for family, work schedule flexibility, etc.)

-Have discussions with your family members and get their input aboutrepparttar 117151 working arrangements andrepparttar 117152 amount of time they want with you.

-Use good time management techniques. Keep a list of tasks by order of importance. There are many low cost and effective "day planners" or "organizers" readily available today.

-ALWAYS take a little time to "smellrepparttar 117153 roses".

While not experiencingrepparttar 117154 negatives common to a corporate office working environment,repparttar 117155 home-based business owner may occasionally experience stresses and frustrations that are unique to working at home. Networking with other home-based and small business owners provides an opportunity to connect with others who may be experiencingrepparttar 117156 same stresses/frustrations that you are. Sharing stressful and/or frustrating issues with someone else inrepparttar 117157 same situation can relieve your stress and may bring you good advice from a different point of view.

As a final note, remember to observe Home-Based Business Week (it is alwaysrepparttar 117158 week of October that includesrepparttar 117159 second Tuesday).

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

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 “women related” 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,

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