Monday, July 11, 2011
How much does it cost YOU to work outside the home??
Over the weekend I was at my son's baseball tournament. It was out of town... took us just over an hour to drive there. With gas prices what they are, it was hard paying that money to fill up my car... just makes me shake my head.
While at the tournament, I heard other parents talking about the gas prices. I was absolutely shocked to hear how much people spend on fuel alone each week.
I have been working from home for 10 years... so apparently I am way out of the loop. One of the mom's pays $140 per week... FOR FUEL! Are you serious?? That's $560 per month! THAT IS $6720 per year!!!!
That doesn't even touch daycare costs. From what I am learning, it costs $30-$50 per day to have a child in daycare. That is $150-$250 per week for 1 child. $600-$1000 per month.
I have been so fortunate to have worked from home the past 10 years. I look at how much money I have saved. I commuted 40 kms to get to my job...80 kms per day... Let's say I filled my car up once per week... I am looking at about $3000 per year just to drive back and forth to work. Now, add that I have 2 children... let's say my daycare costs were approximately $8400 per year... that would mean over the past 10 years, I have saved $114,000 by working from home.
So it brings me to a question... why would anyone in their right mind want to work for someone else and pay ludicrous amounts of money to simply have that job?
Some people will ask me... why does it cost money to work from home? Well, it's simple. You are starting your own business. Think about the traditional businesses you could start... it will cost you literally thousands and thousands of dollars. I paid $29.
How much does it cost you to keep a job outside the home?? Bet I pay less...lol
To learn more... go through my information video. Learn if you have what it takes to work from home successfully.
Cheers to working from home and saving money!!