Home

home_business Directory


More
home_business Articles

WRITERS WANTED! (click-me)

Feature Article:

So You Want To Start A Home Based Business
Are you interested in starting a home-based business? You may want to work from home for several reasons, including dissatisfaction with your current job, because you have small children or elderly parents that require you to be at home, or you may...
...Read More

Home-based Business - The Naked Truth
Everybody dreams about it - having a leisurely cup of coffee on a lazy morning, enjoying life as your home-based business continues to bring in the big bucks. Well… I hate to burst your bubble, but this home-based business thing is HARD WORK, so...
...Read More

worldabooks.com

How To Help Your Kids Learn Important Life Skills Through Home Business

worldabooks.com       Navigation

Copyright ©2003 by Henri G. Schauffler
http://www.familybizbuilder.com

Would you like to find a willing, enthusiastic source of
free or very inexpensive labor for your Internet Home Business? Would you like to find a fantastic way to help your children learn things like self discipline, goal setting, integrity, financial management and communication skills? Then read on, dear reader!

What I'm getting at is, of course, the idea of involving your kids in your Internet home business, or helping them start one of their own. Instead of having them be a source of distraction and/or trouble as you labor to build your business, try a new approach - consider your children your potential allies and even potential employees.

Also, consider the many character building benefits of involving kids in your home business. Steve Mariotti, Founder and President of The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE -http://www.nfte.com) started a ground breaking program over two decades ago that set up disadvantaged New York City youth in modest businesses of their own, such as
Manhattan hot dog carts. Here is their mission tatement:

"NFTE's mission is to teach entrepreneurship to low-income young people, ages 11 through 18, so they can become economically productive members of society by improving their academic, business, technology and life skills." To say the least, this program has been *extremely* successful.

Wouldn't you like your children to learn some of these life skills and help you out as well? The question, of course, is,"Practically speaking, what can my kids do in my Internet home business?" I'm glad you asked! Let's look at pre-teens and then teens.

Pre-Teens

Your 11-13 year olds are just beginning to get old enough to begin learning about business. Talk to them one-on-one about their interests. See if you can find a connection with what you are doing in your business. Here are some examples of what I mean:

If your child plays or is interested in sports, encourage him or her to begin going to sites on the Web that talk about sports or sell sports gear. Start to ask them questions about the sites - "Do you like this part; do you see how they are trying to get you to buy something here; do you see this banner ad there?" You'll begin to get them engaged, and soon, you can start to show them how you are doing the same things in your family's business.

Another way to involve your kids is to get them actually doing some work for you - even pay them a little bit! Most kids these days are itching for a chance to earn extra money. If we pay them to do the lawn and help with chores, why not hire them for helping in our home business? As they work, of course, they'll begin to be involved in the business! I did this with my then 13 year old a few years back, and guess what? He now has a thriving EBay business of his own! More on
EBay in a moment.

The main point with pre-teens is to engage them in some way with your Internet business and/or other Internet businesses. For some children, this is just the spark they need. Don't forget - they're always going to learn important life skills as they work in a business environment.

Teens

If you don't get your pre-teens too excited, don't worry - just be patient for a couple of years. When they become 14 and older, you'll have a whole new set of opportunities...

By now, their computer and Internet skills should be fairly well developed - most kids learn with their friends and at school these days. And, their desire to make money has intensified as well! Use this desire to get them involved with Internet business.

Here are two ways:

As with pre-teens, you can hire them to do some of your administrative chores so you can concentrate on the single most important part of your business: *marketing*! You can get your teens doing data input, getting stats from ad-trackers, doing research, and even search engine submission and other tedious marketing tasks. Believe me; they'll be well worth the money.
And even more important for teens, they're going to be developing those ever important life skills!

The *best* way to get teens involved with Internet home business is to do what Steve Mariotti does - get them set up in their own business! My son Ted has a thriving EBay business. He buys damaged DVD players very inexpensively on EBay, fixes them, and sells them for a sizeable profit, again on EBay. EBay is a *fantastic* place for kids to learn business and make money. Here's a link to a useful free e-book on how to do business on
EBay for you and your teen to look over. Here's the link:

http://www.familybizbuilder.com/ebooks/ebaybook.exe

Another good idea for teens: you might help your teen sign up for and begin to market an affiliate program. These are strong, established businesses that sign you up for free, give you your own pre-made websites and even free learning programs. Here are several sites with good resources and freebies you or your teen should check out:

Family Biz Builder.Com (yep, that's my site!)
http://www.familybizbuilder.com

Push Button Publishing
http://www.pushbuttonpublishing.com/affiliates .php?rid=9945

Plug In Profits
http://www.pluginprofitsite.com/main-580

Here's a company that will give you a great free "bundle" of books and CD's, just for dropping by. It'll be very educational for your teen (maybe even you!) Here's the link:
http://www.quickinfo247.com/8300900/SIM

We've covered a lot of ground here. The next thing to do is act! If you act on even *one* of the suggestions herein, I guarante things will start happening with you and your child. Talk with them about their interests, get them working in your business, download the e-book, visit some websites. Take action
now and the rest will begin to unfold.

Here's to you, your kids and your Internet family business!

About the Author

Henri Schauffler publishes Family Home Business Tips, a fresh and informative newsletter dedicated to supporting people like YOU! If you're looking for family-friendly *best rated* home
business opportunities, the latest free and low-cost tools and helpful support from an honest friend in the business, come by and grab a F-R-E-E subscription today at:
http://www.familybizbuilder.com

worldabooks.com

More Reading:


7 Steps to an Online Home Based Business

Why Do You Want to Link With A Home Business And Affiliate Website

Home Business Operation Basics

The Perfect Home Based Business

Your Home Based Affiliate Marketing Business

 
Getting Your Family Involved In Your New Home Business For Fun

In Home Daycare Businesses for Profit

7 Step Strategy Internet Home Business Success

Home Business Building Site Makes It Easy as A B C

Improve Your Home Business With New Ideas

home_business Home

home_business Directory

Additional Reading


5 More Rules for Home Based Business Success
Yes, there are more rules for home based business success.  There are a lot of ways to make sure you stay happy in your home based business in both the best and worst of times.  Keeping simple rules for home based business success just...
...Read More

Owning your own home-based business
Making money online can be a profitable, enjoyable and successful work at home venture. But one needs to be very careful and aware of the traps that are out there for us to fall into. There are many, many scams to fall for if a person isn't really...
...Read More

How to Keep Your Focus on Your Home Business Goals
As you begin your new home business you will find there will be hundreds of distractions that will fight for your time and attention. If you are new to working from home you will have to deal with such issues as family interruptions, friends,...
...Read More



 

 

Internet Search for: with, home_business, business

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

 

Copyright    worldabooks.com