How to be a Work at Home Mom (WAHM) with Dropshipping
If you want to stay home with your children but need an income, you can become a WAHM---work at home mom---with dropshipping
While we are slowly moving away from the brainwashing of the 70s and 80s about how women were supposed to leave their children and work outside the home or they weren’t real women, the grim truth is that the economy almost dictates that most middle class households need two paychecks to survive.
For the majority of single moms and dads, an income from paid work is not an option and something to be used as “extra” money to buy little luxuries, but a necessity in order to have the basic needs such as food and shelter.
But, when there are small children in these homes, there is also usually a gut wrenching conflict: leave the little ones in day care or with a babysitter and go out to a traditional 9-5 job to make money….or stay home with them and suffer financial hardships.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
Like that old commercial says, you’ve come a long way, baby. Back in the early days of the so-called Women’s Lib movement geared toward getting women out of the home and into the workforce as a source of cheap labor, the internet wasn’t around to offer single parents or parents of young children an alternative way to earning an income.
Now, if you want to stay at home with your kids, you can be a work at home mom or dad. You can have it both ways---stay at home and work at home. Your children are taken care of and you can still make money to provide them with the things they need.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recent study, approximately 21% of all employed adults did some or all of their work from home.
That percentage is predicted to increase as more and more people, especially single parents, discover that they can make a comfortable living for their families right from the comfort, security and privacy of their own homes.
The latest U. S. census told us that as of 2011, there were 10 million single mothers of children under the age of 18 in America. This is a huge increase since the 1970 census, when there were 3.4 million.
Obviously, this is a problem for single moms who want to stay home with their kids but need to earn an income. Fortunately, there is now a solution: the World Wide Web.
While a single mom or dad who wants to work from home can find plenty of legitimate opportunities to make money without going out to work in the public sector, dropshipping as a business model proves ideal for many of them.
Here are a few reasons why a dropshipping home business online is perfectly suited for parents who want to earn a living without leaving their kids in day care:
- It’s extremely fast to get started. You can literally be set up and making money within hours!
- It’s very easy to start up and maintain. You don’t have to be a computer guru or geek to launch a dropshipping home business and be successful.
- It doesn’t require a large outlay of cash to get started. You don’t even have to buy your inventory up front! As each product is sol and you have received payment from your customer, you pay your wholesale dropshipping source for it.
- No hassles with packaging or shipping, because your product supplier does that for you.
As a home business for single parents of small children, dropshipping offers a fantastic way to make a good life for them and yourself!