Through this Covid pandemic, so many have lost their jobs or are having trouble keeping their small businesses going.
There are so many women out there just trying to make ends meet, whether it be online sales, small business, or blogging.
Now, I know some of you might think “I have to go to work everyday to make a living, why shouldn’t they have to?” Well, I have some great reasons why you should support stay at home moms and small business owners.
Some cannot afford childcare
Childcare can be really expensive and some families cannot afford the added expense, especially single mothers. A lot of stay at home moms would love to have a career of their own, outside of the home, but staying home for their children is more important. So supporting their business helps them provide for their families.
Having a special needs child
I personally, have a special needs child that needs my care daily, so going into the workforce is hard. Even if you find someone to watch your child, you still have to miss work for doctor appointments, therapy appointments or sick days. I would love to be out in the world, fulfilling my dreams, but my daughter comes first.
They work hard for their business
I know from experience that running your own business can be hard work. You have to spend hours advertising and showing the products. I know you may think it’s a annoying getting Facebook party invites from your friends selling their products, but a lot of work goes into those parties and it all you have to do is host or join.
This is their 2nd job
For some moms, running a small business or selling online may be their 2nd job. They may not be making enough money at their job to make ends meet so they have to find ways to make extra income. I don’t know how they do it, but I see moms that have to work a full day and still come home, tend to their family and spend hours on their online business.
You are going to buy products anyways
If you are going to be buying these products anyways, why not buy from someone you know sells the items you are looking for. Instead of going to big franchises, go local and support the little people. I don’t think you should just spend money you don’t have to support your small biz owners, but if your going to spend the money, go with someone that needs that extra income.
Ways you can support stay at home moms or small biz
Personally, I love writing, and blogging has helped me fulfill my dream of writing to the world, while staying home with Ciara. Unfortunately, blogging doesn’t pay, so sometimes I advertise affiliate links to help me provide for my family. Everytime you shop from any link I advertise I can get paid a commission and can continue to share my writing and maybe hopefully fulfill my dream of writing my own book. Of coarse, I don’t expect anybody to just buy things they don’t need, but if you are going to be purchasing any items I have a link for, it helps bloggers to be able to continue blogging.
Hosting parties or just joining parties helps online sales and just sharing posts can help get their products out there. It doesn’t cost you anything just to support them and share their products.
Next time you are looking for a photographer, baked goods, apparel, or cosmetics, think about the people you know that sells locally. They will appreciate your business more than big businesses.
I know some great small businesses if you need help finding products!