By Tammi HarrisSo, you're a Mom looking for ways to make extra money from home. (Or maybe you're not a Mom, and you snuck in here anyway! That's OK, it happens... we promise not to kick you out!)
I'm a Mom too, and for the past two years I've been successfully contributing to my family's income by working online from home. Actually, since I have a laptop, I can work anywhere I can get a WiFi signal, so I'm not limited to working in my actual house. Meet me at the pool, anyone?
I'll bet you're wondering if it's really possible to make decent money by working online from home. I don't blame you... there are a lot of online scams just waiting to pounce on you. That's why it's critical that you do your research to sort out the true opportunities from the frauds. However, with a bit of caution, it's definitely feasible for moms to earn a respectable income from online sources.
One of the keys to earning an online income is to have realistic expectations. If you invest in every program that promises you will make six figures a year, you are sure to not only be disappointed, but to end up with less money than you started with. The old adage about things sounding too good to be true definitely applies when you are looking for ways to make money online.
Another good strategy to use when you are starting out earning money online is to generate income from multiple sources. For example, rather than trying just to earn $200 each week doing paid online surveys, instead you may want to set a goal of $100/week doing online surveys and $50/week mystery shopping, and $50/week generating advertising revenue from your blog. Here again, realistic expectations come into play -- while $200/week is certainly achievable after 3-4 months, you shouldn't anticipate that level of income during your first week online.
Tammi Harris is a work-at-home mom of 4 children ranging in age from 7 to 15. She has over two years experience at successfully earning an online income from the comfort of her home, and publishes Money Tree 4 Moms in hopes of helping other Moms achieve or surpass her success.
For advice, tips, and techniques on how you can also build a profitable online business, visit Tammi's blog at http://moneytree4moms.com
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