Businesses nowadays need to use different tools and strategies to be able to reach a wide audience and a good number of prospective customers. And with the advent of the internet, business owners can already have a wide choice in selecting their marketing strategy since it has been proven that online marketing is really big help to boost sales even for small online businesses.
Though many still rely on their local and media advertising as a means of marketing their products, one can’t deny that using the internet can have a lot of impact on your business, especially that business consumers nowadays are just relying on their computers and internet connections to do their transactions online.
When used properly, the internet can really be a big help to boost your family’s income. With the right usage, having an internet connection will surely augment your income while taking care of your household. At first, one may think that the internet is only for social media use or for communication but one can actually do a lot of things through it.
Actually, one can take advantage of the internet by having an online business or an online job. For me, having an online business is really a big help especially for stay at home moms. When I and my husband were starting to build a family, we both decided that I should just stay at home and be the one to take care of our daughter rather than looking for someone to be paid as our babysitter. I also agreed because my husband is working out of town and it would not be good if both of us will be away while our baby is growing up.
At first, my husband’s salary was just enough for the three of us and we could barely save for other things like for hospitalization or if there were other things that we really needed to spend on apart from our daily expenses. When our daughter started to go to school, I thought of looking for a job already to help my husband with the finances. Good thing my friend introduced me to doing online business. At first, it was really a struggle because I didn’t know how to start and I didn’t have any background in business.
But then going through Facebook posts in my news feed, I found a friend who supplies different household items and she suggested that I can post photos of her items first and just order when there are already actual buyers. And since it’s done online, you really have to endure the reality that there will be scammers or “joy” reservers which means that they place orders online but when its payment time, they tend to make excuses and not proceed to buy the item in actual. Luckily, I also gained consistent customers which makes the business happy and satisfying.
I also started accepting small part-time jobs from my friend like helping her in article writing or data entry jobs. Working and doing business online makes me happy because I need not wake up too early to report for work in an actual office. I will also have the time to help my daughter in preparing for school and prepare her meals when she goes home after school.
With my online business, I was able to contribute to our finances at home especially that our daughter is now at school and will need a bigger budget because we need to pay for school fees already. Even with my husband’s work, it is still not easy to do the budgeting for the family especially that the daily cost of expenses has been increasing but the salary of my husband has been the same. Through my small online business, I am glad that I can now save some extra money for emergencies especially on the health aspect. It is really a burden every time my daughter feels ill and needs to go to the hospital. As a mother, one can’t help but worry and will do everything to alleviate my daughter’s sickness. It may not be that much but it surely helps.
If one already has a family of her own, she should be resourceful enough to find extra income so she will have other fallbacks when a crisis happens. It is really not easy and spouses and family members should be supportive with one another to overcome trials and challenges especially when it is about financial matters.
In my own experience, one can surely take advantage of the power of the internet to help your family with your finances. Looking for an online business or an online job that suits your personality and lifestyle may not be that easy but with diligence and perseverance, you would likely land in an online job or business that can certainly support your household needs.