For months I have been blogging about how to budget and save money. Today I am writing to inform you how to make some.
Shortly after my daughter was married her husband joined the Marines. They moved far away and we all quickly learned about the challenges a Military Spouse endures. They moved several times over the years and finding a job as a Military Spouse is difficult. Employers were glad your spouse was serving the country but not so glad that they would hire you and then have to re-hire and re-train the next person because you were relocated again. Children came along after a couple of years and that made it more difficult to work outside the home. (I know I don’t look old enough to have grandchildren but I do) I really did not know how big an issue this was until a few months ago when I attended a Military Job Fair and picked up a copy of “Military Spouse Magazine”, there were several stories about the challenges. I found out that my daughter was not alone. Then during a conversation on the topic someone said to me, “Tell your daughter thank you for serving”. Then it hit home, she did not strap on the Glock everyday but she supported her country by being a strong supporting spouse and keeping the home front intact while her husband was away, even today while he is in the reserves.
In the back of my mind I thought that it would be nice if there was a legitimate work from home business for spouses and our wounded warriors that cannot work outside the home. One day I was introduced to another Hire Patriots supporter that was just retiring after 20 years as a military doctor. I asked him what he was going to do in his retirement and he said “Social Commerce”. I had no idea what he was talking about. He said he had a relationship with a new cell phone company that offered a no contract unlimited talk, text and data plan for $49.00 a month. He was helping people save money and sharing the plan over social media. Well I was not into social that much, someone had to teach me how to blog, but I knew I was paying twice that for my cell phone so I was interested. Over several weeks I questioned him and found he had a hidden gem. He was being paid for sharing this cell phone plan not just once but every month the plan was in place as long as the customer had the service. Well, I’ve had the same phone service for 10 years; I don’t care if he makes some money by saving me $50.00 a month, that’s $600.00 a year, $6,000.00 over 10 years! A true win-win. I said, “What’s the catch?” He said there was no catch, that everyone even gets a free web site to promote the plan, they can share it with nine interested people and then their cell phone would be free or they could take it as far as they want as an income source.
My mind began to work, no inventory, no deliveries, no selling something extra that people really don’t need or can’t afford, everyone has a cell phone. If a military spouse was relocated this was portable to any State including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, just pack it up and take it with you. This could be done from home on the laptop even if the kids were running around screaming or just tucked in at night. This fits a niche that is tired of all the old fashioned ways of a Military Spouse making money! But how do I tell everyone about it? Well I guess I just did. I invite you to take a look at Solavei Social Commerce and see if it is right for you either as a cell phone plan or an income stream. If you know of a Military Spouse or disabled veteran that needs to work from home use one of the Social Networking buttons above or below to send this blog to them or your military social group. You can watch a brief video about Solavei, which means “share”, either from my Hire Patriots web page: http://hirepatriots.com/heroes and look for “Military Spouse” listed on the right of the page or go to http://solavei.com/patriots1 .