Friday, August 26, 2011

Goodness but how I have been busy! It never rains but it pours as they always say. I've got some fun stuff for everyone who reads (or doesn't, as the case may be) that I think everyone should check out! 

 I've just recently started selling Avon. It's slow going but it could be worse for sure! Want to check it out? Here's a link!

 I've started listing stuff on Listia, and I'm trying to accumulate a few christmas gifts here and there for my little ones from there. Christmas shopping on pocket change! I should make a blog after the holidays to share a tally of how I've done :) Check out Listia @   

 Swagbucks is another I am checking out. I've just started but I've heard good things about it from people. Not sure if it's worth the effort and time for the output but hey, I can update more later!

 I'm also planning a Scentsy party! I won a scentsy warmer, plug-in sized, and 4 bars... actually 2 warmers but I sent the other one off to a good friend as she had been obsessed with winning it and I wanted her to have it. I ADORE my scentsy warmer. If you're reading this and are interested in ordering, let me know! I'll have an online link to my party up on here soon :) I will also be collecting the Autism speaks warmer for running the party and if I make enough on the whole thing, I get to become a full time seller with my kit paid for. The kits are pretty cool. wooo, can you tell I'm obsessed with the way I am rambling on?

Danielle started school this week and the younger two will be starting monday. It will be nice to have that routine back! I can finally clean my carpets and everything else, for that matter WITHOUT my noisy little fury tornadoes running through! A good friend has given me a portable dishwasher. omg. I will be saved for sure! Not only will it save me time in washing dishes, but I can get the dishwasher soap tab things instead of having my autistic monkeys dumping botlled dish soap into the carpet. If any of my (nonexistant) readers have autistic children with similar issues; you might want to consider it because the cost of soap will be dramatically cut by this. Maybe enough to even pay for the dishwasher.

 Oh man, it's late, I am tired, and... I have to be up in the morning. Less than 6 hours. Why do I always do this to myself?

 Goodnight world! 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Money making for the stay at home mom.

Being a stay at home mom, and as I have mentioned before, I have a need to bring in an income of my own. With 5 children, 2 being special needs, it is rather out of the question for me to get a 9-5... or really any other job.

 I've spent a lot of time looking for ways to make money. I've poured over free sample sites trying to get a few things here and there that can help cut costs. Every little bit helps, right? I've tried multiple survey sites but they always have a minimum of $20 to cash out, and it seems I am never qualified for their surveys. So on and on I search. My idea of an in home costuming business hasn't gone far. I've had a few commissions but nothing much.

 So I started looking into in home sales and distributions, such as Scentsy, Avon, Discovery Toys, Mark, and It Works. Now I must say, It Works looks like something pretty awesome. A lot of people are skeptical though, and there isn't a lot to their catalog. I was fairly certain I wanted to try selling Scentsy, but their $100 starter package kind of defeats my purpose. If I had the money to get it started, I likely wouldn't be trying so hard to do so.

 A friend let me in on a secret. Right now Avon has a no fee start up. I must say, I am pretty excited, and jumped at the chance. I'm really curious as to where it's going to go. I've also come upon a great deal where a current rep for Scentsy will send me what I need to run a party and see what I can do with it. If I sell more than $500 in merchandise, she'll pay for my start up kit. Pretty nifty, eh? I'm really curious where that will go as well. I'll keep everyone updated as I go :)

 All that said, I am still open to money making ideas in home. Who has some?