Recently, I opened my blog by asking for those with real home businesses to give me some input. I’d like to take some time to review a few of these in the next couple of weeks. Home business opportunities are a highly searched item. It seems like everyone is looking for a side job, worrying about holding onto the one they have, or in need of some extra cash.
Working at home can be a viable avenue to satisfy these means. As a budget happy woman, I myself seek these out. Taking time to sort the duds and scams from the honest income providers is a true feat. Don’t we all have a ton of emails offering, “get rich quick” and “make a hundred dollars an hour” constantly flooding our inbox?
As Mrs. Bankrupt, I have a particular affinity for women’s businesses. It’s a doggy dog world out there- Hats off to the female entrepreneurs who shatter the glass ceiling, one pane at a time.
I don’t personally endorse any of these upcoming companies here, but offer them to you as potential income generators that may work for you, as they do others.
I am taking the time to sort them for you, instead of my readers filtering one by one through their inbox and making countless Google searches.
Today I’d like to introduce a young woman who is making it on her own. With a home business that is providing for her and flourishing to boot, she’s on track to making it by working from home.
For my first, work-at-home entrepreneur, here’s Jennifer Schaefer, with “Jennifer Enterprises”. I first met Jennifer on a Twitter feed, where I misread her tweet initially. (My fault, it’s the over forty eyes again). She had tweeted what I thought was, “Underpaid and overworked”. My first comment to her in the allotted 160 Twitter characters was, “I understand, sorry it’s rough for you.” I really took notice when I received a direct message back, “You read that wrong, my status is, Overpaid and under worked.” Now Ms. Schaefer had my full attention. I think you will enjoy her work-at-home story and find it inspiring.
What led you to a home business, Jennifer?
My name is Jennifer Schaefer and I am a young, single woman who attempted the college track right out of high school. My life took a turn and I ended up leaving my parents’ place. I wasn’t ready for it but I still managed to find a full-time job. Being young, I was ill-equipped for life and decided that school was more important. I quit my full time job in hopes I would find a part-time job to pay the bills while I was in school. That didn’t happen.
Then my aunt introduced me to a company where I would work part-time or full-time from home. I was a little skeptical at first because there were a lot of scams popping up with work-at-home benefits. She assured me that it wasn’t and gave me all the facts.
I opened my own store, with Amway Global, to satisfy my income needs and I am thrilled at its success.
Can you share some background on Amway Global and their history?
Here is a brief History synopsis.
Back in the 1950s, Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel were sales reps for a vitamin company called Nutrilite®. They envisioned an even better sales and marketing plan, however, and created a little company called Amway to set it into motion. Working with a core group of Independent Business Owners (IBOs), they provided a new opportunity to people in the U.S., Canada, and, today, more than 3 million entrepreneurs around the world.
I am proud to say that Amway Global* is the number-one online retailer in the Health & Beauty category based on sales, and 22nd among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer magazines Top 500 Guide.
What do you personally like about the company, Jennifer?
I really enjoy the business opportunity featuring:
• An industry-leading compensation plan.
• High-quality products.
• Experienced support from an industry leader.
• The community and support you receive.
At Amway Global, we believe that the proper use and management of the earth’s resources are the responsibilities of industry and individuals alike. After all, alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much. I enjoy learning more about our environmental stewardship and being a part of it.
So let’s get to the nuts and bolts of it, how do you make money?
The easiest way I found to make money is to buy from myself. Instead of running to Wal-Mart or Target, I would purchase from my own store- Jennifer Enterprises. Each product has a “point value” and by getting more points Amway gives you a bonus check. A bigger check comes when you achieve a higher “point value.”
There is also the benefit of being able to buy at wholesale and sell at retail. Another way I earn income is by gaining customers who buy from my store, which gets more points.
A lot of people do this with cash back credit cards or reward points, Jennifer. It’s a similar approach isn’t it?
Yes, exactly. I like the products and would buy them without being a part of Amway. Adding points and bonus checks for items I would normally purchase is a great way to earn money. One of my favorites is the XS Energy drink. 8 calories a can, no carbs, no sugar, and it provides awesome energy. The SA8 laundry detergent is wonderful as well. 1 tablespoon completely cleans an entire large load of laundry!
Can this be a viable means to earn a full time income? What are the income prospects?
I personally know several people who have succeeded with Amway Global. I couple I know haven’t worked a day in 15 years at a traditional job! As for me, I’m looking forward to making the money to go to school, get my Interior Design degree, open my own firm, and not have to worry about getting enough income to make my business work.
Is the market saturated or is there room for growth?
The income is wide open, with plenty of room for growth. I am looking to help other people achieve financial freedom by working for themselves. Physical location does not matter as this works for anyone, anywhere.
Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing with us your small business, work-at-home story.
To hear more about this opportunity, contact Jennifer @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through her online site, Jennifer Enterprises- http://www.wix.com/Jennie4888/Jennifer-Enterprises
More in coming blogs about other work-at-home opportunities!