This is my story about how I quit my day job to work from home and raise my family. This truly is the best of both worlds.
Becoming a mom for the first time can stir up a lot of mixed feelings: JOY, fear, EXCITEMENT, anxiety, ANTICIPATION...just to name a few. 🙂
I was over the moon excited for the arrival of my new baby girl, but scared to death of how I would juggle a traveling sales job and caring for a newborn.
My joy was often overshadowed by the thought of going back to a full-time job that had me traveling across the countryside for weeks at a time and missing my little one grow up while I was away.
I desperately wanted to find a way that I could earn money AND stay home with my baby girl.
You know when they say, "Where there's a will, there's a way"?
Well, I pretty much willed myself into coming up with a way that I could do both. As I searched online for things like "trendy baby bedding" and "modern diaper bags", there really weren't a lot of amazing places to buy these items. (Sorry Babies 'R Us.)
It was during one of my failed Google searches that I realized I COULD OPEN AN ONLINE BABY BOUTIQUE and offer new moms all of the really cool baby items that I was searching for. It was like an AHA moment for me where the clouds parted and the sun shone through. I pictured what it would look like in my mind and I believed I could do it.
In 2005, I took the plunge and paid a web designer $2900.00 to create a website for my business idea, BabysInStyle.com. It was a HUGE investment for me.
For a while my stomach was pretty sick about how I would recover this initial investment. I decided that instead of focusing on the cost, I would dive right into developing my business. I worked hard at growing my business every single day and then it happened.
I got my first sale!
I'm pretty sure if I could do any sort of gymnastics flip, I would have done something spectacular at that very moment.
I was like, "YES! I CAN DO THIS!"
So why am I telling you all of this?
If I Can Do It So Can You!
- You are exactly where I was a few years ago
- You have a kicka$ business idea, but don't know how to set up a website + blog
- You have some amazing logo, website and social media ideas, but don't know how to tie it all together
I totally GET. IT.
Have we met yet? My name is Jennifer Franklin and I am the Mompreneur behind BabysInStyle.com and Jennifer-Franklin.com.
I am crazy PASSIONATE about sharing my online business experiences and helping fellow female entrepreneurs get started the right way - no need to make the same mistakes I did. 🙂
That's why I created the FREE blog planner: How To Turn Your Passions Into Profits. Enter your info below to get my FREE workbook where I help you hone in on what you do, who you serve, how you help and what you sell; all before you begin to build your website + blog.
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How did this happen?
My first "real job" after college was working as an Advertising Account Executive. But after seven years of traveling the countryside meeting with clients, I yearned to be home.
By 2005, the entrepreneur in me was dying to be unleashed. I had a burning desire to start an online business that would give me the freedom to work from home with my babies.
Over the years, I have learned so much about operating an online business. I wake up excited to spend the day working from home.
What about you?
- Do you want to work from home?
- Are you confused about what kind of business you could start?
- Is your head is spinning in a million different directions?
STOP right there. Do not pass Go.
Download my FREE blog planner workbook that I created to help you put your passions to work. You simply cannot afford to skip this first step. I did (more than once) and I can tell you from experience that it is waaaaaay too hard if you do.
What are your passions? Leave me a comment below.
I would love to hear from you! 🙂