Just wondering if anyone runs their own business to support their family?
I am unemployed and suffer a chronic invisible disease, which has pretty wrecked my chances at employment and education. I face starting a business as the only option to support my child and I'm also single.
I use to make and sell skin care products from when I was a teenager and that would help out to make extra income, but I don't know how I can turn that into something that would generate enough income to pay bills, housing and for the baby. I know for the first year, I will try to cut on cost as much as possible... exclusively breastfeeding, cloth diapers and try not to get too excited to want to buy baby EVERYTHING! lol
I have about 6 months to figure something out. And I don't have a clue. Have no capital, no good credit (it's horrible to be honest, getting financing for anything is out of the question, even with cosigners - tried!) nor am I coming up with any good ideas these days.
What are you ladies doing to make ends meet if you're staying at home and are the sole provider for your children? Maybe some brainstorming will birth some ideas for me. I welcome your stories or suggestions if any.
Do you have a webcam on your computer? Quite a few companies exist where you practice English with people overseas (ie. China) - the hours are later or earlier than typical (due to geography) but it's certainly a possibility.
Another idea is a home resume service - write cover letters and resumes. I am considering this as well. Now, I have a degree in teaching English but I do think both of these opportunities exist for someone without a teaching/English degree.
Also... an answering service. You just set up the phone in your house with a headset and if people call business that are closed (ie. doctor), you answer and give them the msgs in the morning.
You might also want to call your city, many cities offer 50% rebates on your cloth diaper purchases (as part of environmental initiatives), I know they do that here in QC
Thanks Aliss. I looked into it but here in Ontario, I could only find the 7% taxx rebate program for baby goods. Didn't find anything about 50% rebates though
Hey, do they still have the nutrition subsidy program where they govt delivers free milk, oranges and eggs during pregnancy? They had that when my sister was pregnant but that was over 15 years ago. Quebec seems like a better place to raise children. They chop all the funding here in Ontario, it's crazy!
Anyone else started their own business, independently of an online work at home company?
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