How to Make Money as a $AHM

Please tell me I am not the only SAHM who likes to have/make/spend her own money!?!

I have always been a hard worker. I was a freshman in high school when I got my first job and I have been working ever since. My entire high-school career I had no social life because I was working nights and every weekend. I enjoyed making money! And I loved the financial freedom.

Now that I am 27 and have 2 little ones. The conversation between me and my husband comes up a lot. He reminds me I don’t have to work and I remind him that I want to! I work 2 days as a hairstylist for now. I love what I do and the people I work with. They are my second family. But I know one day I will have to give that up as my boys grow and get schedules of their own.

I never imagined I would one day be a full time SAHM, but I am quickly realizing that is going to be my reality.

So how can I still maintain my financial freedom as a full time SAHM? I want to share with you some of the ways I will always be able to generate an income.

1. Poshmark

For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s an App that allows you to list and sell your used clothes,accessories,jewelry, etc. Don’t we all have things in our closet that we haven’t touched in a while? List it on Poshmark! This site isn’t just for name brand items. I am in no way a designer hog. I am a very frugal shopper, most of my clothes come from TJ Maxx or online clearance sales. I have made a great deal of cash for the items I no longer wear. Sure, some things I sell for $5 but it adds up. It’s a great way to make some money.

2. Shopkick

This app gives you points for walking into stores! Thats it! The points are then redeemed for a gift card of your choice! It could not be easier. The app will tell you if you are near any stores that participate. You open up the app, walk in the store, a little blue bubble pops up on your screen, you tap it and walk out! Done! I have earned so many gift cards to stores and restaurants this way, it’s crazy! The best place to have this app is at the mall. A lot of stores participate and it actually can be fun! So next time you’re out shopping, download this app and start earning!!

3. Survey Mini

This app requires a little more work then Shopkick but it’s still a super easy way to earn. This app rewards you in gift cards for answering little surveys. The surveys will ask about stores or restaurants that you had recently visited. It takes 30 seconds at the most to answer these little questionnaires. Each time you finish, you get points which then get redeemed for a gift card of your choice!

4. MLM

Last but not least. I save this one for last because unfortunately so many people overlook this option. I used to be one of them, until I came across an MLM company I had a passion for. Let me tell you, the possibilities of starting your own business with an MLM that you love, are endless! There are no job requirements!!! Anyone can do it!

Starting my own business has given me so much excitement and promise, especially as a SAHM. I do my “work” when the kids take their 2 hour nap. I don’t like to call it work because it’s something I truly enjoy doing. That is why I stick with it. I am excited to see what this opportunity can bring me and my family in the future.

The MLM world is changing, especially with social media. I don’t have to leave the house! That’s the beauty of joining an MLM these days. So look at your options, find a company you are proud to stand with and put in the effort!

Can I just say, that in no way do I ever mean to minimize the work SAHMs do! As a SAHM I know first hand the work that goes into raising children, keeping the house clean, cooking meals, etc. I absolutely believe the work we put in around here is enough. However, I simply enjoy making some extra money and this post is only to help out those who feel the same.

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How I Keep my Kids Healthy

With all the sickness that is going around, I wanted to take the time to write this blog about how I manage to keep my kids healthy. I’m not going to sit here and act like my kids don’t ever get sick, cuz they do. It’s inevitable. But I can honestly say, they are VERY RARELY sick, I’m talking once a year.

So with that said, I am happy to share with you some of the “secrets” in our household that keep my 2 little men happy and healthy.

Vitamins. Every morning my 2 year old gets 2 vitamins before his breakfast. We place them on the table infront of his seat. His face lights up when he sees them! He loves his vitamins! Currently I am using Young Livings MightVites. Since I’m a distributor, it makes sense for me to purchase from them. But before I knew about YL, I used the Critters brand and those were good too.

I’m an avid ingredient label reader. I wanted to make sure the vitamins I’m giving my son didn’t contain artificial anything and that it derived from a good natural source. So be picky when choosing a vitamin. Quality definitely matters.

Probiotics. Along with his 2 vitamins, he gets 1 probiotic. Our gut health is SO important. If we can keep our guts healthy, we are generally healthier. Balancing the bacteria in our guts can have a very positive effect on our immune system. It also helps aid digestion which is always a plus. I use a GNC brand and have been very happy with it overall.

Echinacea. I love this stuff! I typically don’t give him this everyday. I usually will wait till I see any first symptoms of a sickness, or if he’s been around anyone sick lately. I put about half the dropper of liquid into his water. It’s orange flavor and he seems to really like it. Echinacea has a million and 1 uses, but I love it for the additional immune boost. Studies have shown echinacea cuts the chances of getting a cold down to 58%. And if you happen to get a cold, it cuts the duration of the cold by 1.5 days. So this is something we always have around. Especially these winter months.

Diffusing. I think a lot of people don’t understand the power of diffusing a quality essential oil can have on the immune system. Yes it smells nice, but the overall health benefits is why I love it so much. As you know from my other posts, I have a diffuser in every room. And we use them everyday for both the smells and prevention. Thieves in particular is what I reach for during these month. Here is why:

The Essential Oil Desk Reference explains:

“Studies conducted at Weber State University (Ogden, UT) during 1997 showed the antibacterial effectiveness of the Thieves blend against airborne microorganisms. One study showed a 90 percent reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing for 12 minutes. After 20 minutes of diffusing, the kill-rate jumped to 99.3 percent. Another study against the gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.6 percent after just 12 minutes of diffusion.”

So you can see why this is my go to for this time of year. I diffuse for my boys every night. And it’s made a huge difference in their health and our overall health as a family. In addition to diffusing, I use diluted Thieves in a roller and will apply to their feet and spine. I labeled it my ‘immunity’ roller, for obvious reasons. 😂

These are my experiences and I can honestly tell you it works! I expect them to get sick once in a while, but I try my best to keep their immune systems strong. To me that is most important. I hope you all stay strong and healthy in these last few weeks of winter and as we enter spring!

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Rethinking an MLM Business

I see and hear it all the time. “Does anyone know of anyone hiring? No MLMs!”

It’s a shame that MLM companies get such a bad wrap. They get discarded because they are often referred to as pyramid schemes. I know from experience, if you want the free time and financial freedom, an MLM is the best route to take. It takes time in the beginning to build your business, but the outcome of that hard work is more then worth it.

As most of you know, I’m a distributor for Young Living. They are a company known for their essential oils, but overall they promote a chemical free lifestyle with other products they sell. They are an MLM company, which means multi level marketing. When people hear MLM the next question always is “oh so it’s a pyramid scheme?”

The answer is No! And let me explain why.

Sales. Doesn’t every sales or commission based job have a pyramid shape? They do! If you think about it, every company has a pyramid shape. There is an owner, managers and employees. Each person making more money as you go up the ranks.

When I think of pyramids, I think of a scam. I think of people selling a product they don’t believe in, to people they don’t care about, taking advantage and saying whatever it takes to make a sale. While I can’t speak for everyone, I can speak for myself and for my upline. We genuinely love the products and lifestyle we are “selling”. I invest my own money in these products. I believe in them. And in turn, I want to help my friends, family, acquaintances and strangers for that matter love them too. I love the changes I’ve seen in my own life and want to encourage and inspire others to have the same great experiences!

No education required. After high school, I went to beauty school and have been working in a salon ever since. I thought this was the only career I’d ever have. I love what I do.

When I started distributing, I never knew I would consider this another career. I didn’t intend on actively pursuing this business. But when you love something, you talk about it and share it with everyone who listens. And that’s how it began for me. The extra income was bonus, and the sky is the limit. I never imagined I would be able to make a living being a YL distributor, but I am well on my way, that’s for sure. And that’s exciting for me. To be able to make 6 figures a year was never a mindset of mine as a hair stylist, but as a distributor it is!

Free time. Most people use the excuse “I have no time to start a business.” But little do they realize just how much they need to start one! One of the great benefits of being in an MLM business is that it gives you free time! Yes, I said that right. There is a point in the beginning where you have to put in some effort, but with time, you create a strong down line and that inevitably will provide you with an income without even having to work (even though you’ll still want to). I know people in this business who take a vacation with their families and will continue to make money that week without having to work a single second! Talk about freedom!

Supporting families. I never thought about this reason until recently, I saw another MLM mom post about it on Facebook. The argument for this being, when you buy from a mom who’s a distributor for any MLM company, you are supporting that mom and her family. You are helping put her son in baseball or her daughter in ballet class. If you can buy a product she is selling versus buying it in a store, you would be contributing to her cause instead of a big box store.

I hope this has enlightened you at least a little. From now on when you hear someone you know joined an MLM company, don’t ignore them or discredit them. But instead, take an interest and maybe even support them or better yet join them!

We aren’t all that bad 😉

Please feel free to email me any questions you may have about starting your business with an MLM company. I’m happy to share with you what I know! ❤️