How to start a WAHM consulting business
More women than ever before are making a living from the comfort of their homes. A large percentage of these women have children. These work at home moms are taking advantage of the technology available to them to have thriving careers while raising children at the same time.
The Internet has opened up a universe of career opportunities for these women that would not have been possible 20 years ago. More women every day want to start a career of their own from home. For some of these women, it is difficult to decide what type of business to get into. These women would benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience of a woman who has already been successfully running a home based business for a long time.
Mothers who have already been working at home for a while are finding that their advice is in serious demand. In fact, many of these WAHM’s are now making a living purely as WAHM consultants. Let’s take a look at how a WAHM can start a secondary business consulting and passing her knowledge onto other women:
Before you begin to seriously entertain the idea of becoming a consultant to other WAHM’s, you need to know what you are talking about. In other words, you need to have valuable information to pass on to your clients that is worth paying for. If you tell them basic information they could have found online, they will be disappointed and they will not recommend your services to their friends. They may even demand a refund. Therefore, prior to becoming a WAHM consultant, you should have your own successful work at home business up and running for at least two years.
- Know your stuff
If you start offering your services as a consultant to other mothers who are working from home, they are going to be expecting an expert in whatever type of business you are consulting. Your clients are certain to have many questions about what business they should get into and how to run a specific business. Before you start charging money for your advice, you need to know everything about the types of businesses you are consulting. If it looks like you are just winging it or if you do not have the answers to the questions that are most important to your clients, it will eventually hurt your business.
While it may look like fun to start a job as a WAHM consultant, this type of business should be reserved for people who have been working at home for a significant amount of time and who have a business that is considered a success. Remember, a WAHM will hire you based on your previous experience. This will be your calling card. You will not get many calls for consulting work if you just started working at home six months ago. I can also help to read business consulting blogs.
If you feel that you have the necessary experience to begin your consulting business, you will need to let people know about. Begin by posting on websites and forums that are specifically for WAHM’s. It might also be worth your while to set up a website for your consulting business, but this is an added expense that is not required to be a successful consultant. Decide on how much you plan to charge and how long your sessions will be. Offer deals such as lower prices for people who purchase multiple sessions. Purchase a high quality webcam to communicate with your clients.
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