I decided to do a post about one of the moms in my Facebook Group (Movin Moms)bit.ly/movinmomsgroup to show the different work at home businesses moms are pursuing. I hope you find this informative and it gets you thinking that this might be the one for you to start.
1.) Tell us a little about yourself, current business, and your family life.
Hi there! I’m Kristy and an Independent Designer with Origami Owl. I have my own website Forever Sparkly; it’s a place to share my Origami Owl business as well as helpful tips and tricks for everyone in the direct sales industry. I am a wife to a lovely husband who travels a lot, so many days (and nights) it is just me and my two little ones.
2.) Share how you started working at home?
After the birth of my first child, I started to seek out opportunities to connect with other stay at home moms as well as opportunities to bring in some extra income to put away for fun treats and surprises for my family. I was introduced to Origami Owl from a friend and began purchasing the jewelry for myself and as a gifts. I love the Living Locket necklaces as they allow to showcase your special story using sparkly charms. After years of purchasing the jewelry, I realized I could be earning a commission on the jewelry I was recommending to others. I signed up and really immersed myself in the direct sales community and found the aspect of social media marketing to be one key to expanding my direct sales reach and opportunity to gain new customers.
3.) What are things you find challenging in working at home?
I find having a set “work” schedule challenging because with two little ones at home, my days are never the same. Sometimes when I am in the mindset to write a new blog post or follow up with customers, I find I have to put that focus aside until the time is right to sit down and complete the tasks. This happens usually in the afternoon or once the kids have gone to bed.
4.) Do you have any resources or tips that have helped you out?
The biggest resource that has helped me out the most has been to form connections with other like minded women who are staying home and growing their own business. I am also big on finding ways to streamline my business and using Evernote has been helpful to organize my notes and thoughts.
5.) What advice would you give to another mom who wants to work at home?
You Can Do It! Whatever it is that you want to do from home, just know there are many women out there who are cheering you on and are willing to take the time to share ideas and solutions to help you find your way. Find your passion, find your tribe, and you will find success!
6.) Why did you choose the business you have?
I chose to be an Independent Designer with Origami Owl because of my love for the jewelry and the special way it celebrates someone’s story. Direct sales allows me to stay home with my kids and earn a monthly income. I am in full control over how I want to run my business and how many hours I want to put into it. The flexibility of direct sales is one of the best things for those women looking to work from home.
7.) What are your goals right now for your business?
Forever Sparkly, my Origami Owl and Direct Sales blog, is beginning to take off! I enjoy helping other direct sellers one on one with unique issues they come across and I’m working to create a place for direct sellers to come when they need specific information in regards to their finances and ways to grow their direct sales business to earn more income.
Kristy Empol is an Independent Designer with Origami Owl and owner of www.foreversparkly.com. Fueled by coffee, lover of sunshine and everything sparkly!