Writing e-books and selling them online
is another way to supplement your family’s
income. If you find yourself writing things
for your family or homeschool, consider
offering them for sale through a site that
sells homeschool curricula. You could also
set up a blog and sell products directly
from your site.
Determining your talents may require
you to think outside the box a bit. Blogging and generating ad revenue from You-Tube are new ways that women are finding
to supplement their household incomes.
Vlogging (creating an online daily video
diary) has become very popular, and there
are some homeschooling families who are
using this as the sole means of their family income! Once your site has ten thousand views, you can add an ad-generating
service that pays you for placing ads before
Idolater Who Me?
Once you’ve established your talent and
your venture is up and running, keep
things in perspective. It’s easy to let a side
business monopolize a huge part of each
day and unknowingly let it become an
idol, putting it before what God has already instructed you to do. It’s possible to
overlook your greatest mission in search
of what you think might be more fulfilling or more immediately self-gratifying.
If you’re not first investing in your family,
“clear the clutter.” You may be hoarding a
bunch of time-draining junk that needs to
be gotten rid of.
For this reason, it’s so important to read
your Bible and pray every day. Spending
time in His presence will allow you to
hone your ears to God’s voice and discern
how to spend your time and talents versus
spinning your wheels in endeavors that
will leave you burned out and unhappy.
Start your day early with your Bible and
prayer time. Use a journal to summarize
what you’re reading, and write down any
insights you notice. Keep a weekly prayer
list. Use prayer strategy sheets, based on
Scripture, to pray for your husband and
children. Don’t forget to pray for yourself! Ask God to give you wisdom and
Whatever you feel called to do, make sure
you do it to the best of your ability without
letting other things steal your energy and
talents. Find your purpose and stick to it.
Make sure everything you do falls under
that umbrella. Shoot for what I call excel-
lent “Chick-fil-A®” quality. And believe me,
you’ll be saying, “my pleasure,” when you
hear God say, “Well done.”
Kathy Hutto holds a degree in Early Childhood
Education. She homeschools her two teenaged
children. Her passion is to encourage all people
to fall in love with Jesus, break free, and live
victoriously. She believes that can be achieved
when people read their Bibles and pray daily.
She fulfills that calling by writing Bible studies
for children, creating Journals for Bible Reading
and Prayer, and hosting an Online Bible Study
for Women on her blog and You Tube channel.
There are moms who are babysitters, virtual assistants, or authors.