Last weekend it was Mother’s Day in many countries around the world. I was privileged to be asked to give the message for that day at my church, based on my own personal experiences of the Proverbs 31 Woman, whom I believe to be a work at home mum in biblical days. I had written a book in 2006, bringing the Proverbs 31 woman into the 21st century and wove my life around the verses in the book ‘Worth More Than Rubies‘. During the previous week I’d visited two Mainly Music groups of mothers with preschoolers and chatted to some of the mums about working from home. I was happy to answer their questions, make suggestions and give guidance where needed.
Sunday just gone our Pastor spoke about dreams that make us cry, or capture our hearts. We were challenged to think about what it is that really does catch our attention and I thought back to the previous Sunday, and the year that I wrote my book. I have to say it’s the children whose mums aren’t home for them, but would like to be. And I don’t mean just young children, I also mean our teenagers.
Our teens are so easily swayed by their peers and steered off course and if a parent isn’t around during the hours our kids are not at school, then who are they listening to? Whose advice are they taking? What decisions are they making that you have no knowledge of? We are responsible for moulding the future adults in this world and therefore the future societies of this world.
If you have good computer skills, administrative skills and/or secretarial skills, you are well positioned for running a virtual assistant business at home. As long as you have a reliable computer and reliable internet connection, you could very well be running a business of your choice at home. By ‘choice’ I mean, the number of hours you work, the type of work you do for clients, and the income you bring in. I’ve been doing this for over 18 years, and while I can’t say it’s always been easy, I can tell you it has definitely been worth it and I’m so glad I made that decision.
But what if you don’t have good computer or office-based skills? There are lots of other types of businesses you can run at home and I have shared these in the final chapter of my book. I want to encourage all women to consider their worth and value in the home and to their families. Our children need us and if we can be there present in the home, that makes such a difference.
If you’d like to get more advice or discuss what working at home might mean for you, I’m more than happy to answer your queries in the comments below or you can contact me direct.