Useful contacts for work-at-home parents
From getting hooked up to the internet and making money online.
When it comes to business, it's who and what you know that counts. Here is a list to get you started.The basicsTax and VAT: SARSGetting an ADSL line and/or Wi-Fi: Mweb
and TelkomMarketing your business: Business NetworkBasic social media: Facebook
and LinkedInIf you want to start an online business
To make money online, the best person to contact is Tony Seifart
. This is if you want to sell a product or service.
If you are more into making money from a blog, go to John Chow
. If you sign up for his newsletter you can download his free e-book which explains everything you need to know about advertising, affiliates, etc.
For the best blogging software, go to WordPress.org
. You can get a free web domain from them, or you can upload the software to your own domain. You will need to do the latter if you want to have paid adverts on your site.
If you want to get paid online but can't afford the credit card fees (the expensive bank charges in addition to having a secure site), FNB has just launched PayPal in South Africa. Go to FNB
and sign up.
If you want to be a virtual PA or do transcriptions, go to Tavasa
.If you want to buy a franchiseWhich FranchiseFranchise FinderFASASome cool franchises to look at if you want to work with childrenTina CowleyKip McGrathMasterMathsKumonEqual ZealMonkey Magic
If you're more into arts and craftsKids ClayChild Art
There are hundreds more franchises available, across all fields. You can do everything from owning your own home-based yoga studio to running your own art classes. You can create scrapbooks and teach children to read. You can open your own nail bar or salon. You can have a kid's party business or sell paint. There is definitely something to fit your interests.Want to study further from home?UnisaIntecDamelinNeed some inspiration - look at these women who work from home:Neat FreakFairy GodmotherJanet SteerBooks to read
Starting your own business in South Africa by Barrie Terblanche
The 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferriss
Purple Cow by Seth Godin (In fact, if you're serious about marketing you need to read all his books)
E-myth mastery by Michael Gerber
Paying less tax made simple by Ralf Metz
Now, discover your strengths by Marcus BuckinghamWant to know more about becoming a work-at-home mom?I don't need an office job - I'm a mom!Becoming a work-at-home parent