Sunday, August 05, 2007

A Parent Having To Stay Home To Take Care Of Their Sick Child?

I saw a post from a woman who was asking about work at home opportunities so that she could work from home so she could be home to take care of her sick child. There are only a few legitimate work from home companies that I know of and I give that information to my clients when they are looking for such companies.

But when I saw this woman's post (I did reply to her with the same information that I'm putting here) I thought of some things that she could do so that she could be able to work from home.

My first thought was that she should start a blog and talk about how she has to stay at home and take care of a sick child. How many other parents are in the same position as her? Wouldn't they like to know about others that are in the same predicament as they are? If she started a blog about her experiences with having to take care of a sick child she could add adsense ads to her blog in order to be able to make some money with her blog. Now you may think of this as commercializing one's bad situation but why not take a bad situation and turn it into a better situation? The "power" of blogs is growing and there are so many different types of blogs out there on so many different topics and subjects. Just think about it. Here you have someone who wants to (if not has to) stay at home and be able to look after their sick child. What better a way to work at home then to start a business about the one thing that you are passionate about and in this case that is being able to take care of your sick child.

First of all having a blog will let people from all around the world be able to see it and of those that do see it there may be some that are faced with the same situation that she is going through. You can start a free blog at Start writing (or should I say typing) in it. Once you have a few entries in your blog you can then apply for adsense - which is also free. Once your blog is approved by adsense you can then get the codes to put on your blog so that you can start making money when visitors to your blog click on the ads. But more than that you will have an outlet for what it is you are trying to do. Of course besides starting a blog ANY parent should look for and find any grant programs that may be able to help them. But in the meantime with the blog you will at least be starting to earn an income if you have adsense ads on them. If you need help with your blog or help with trying to start one or help with trying to optimize your blog for more adsense earnings, I suggest that you take a look at The Adsense Consultant's Blog.

Having a blog can branch you out into other opportunities as well that are directly related to your blog. A lot of people have gotten book deals because of their blogs. Some have gotten direct advertisers for their blog who will pay a lot more than adsense to advertise on your blog. This parent could blog about the difficulties there are in having to have to stay home and take care of a sick child. They can write about the lack of available help for other parents in this type of situation. She can even branch her blog out and start to create her own newsletter about parents who have to take care of a sick child. She could accept advertising for this newsletter. She could charge a fee to subscribe to the newsletter. She could also print out hard copies of her newsletter to give to people who don't have access to a computer. - Thus a career (and business) is born!

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