Kathy Voss can pay her mortgage with the money she makes working at home.
It’s the best of both worlds for the 41-year-old work-at-home mother: She can stay at home with her three children and supplement her family’s income by selling jewelry for Dallas-based Premiere Designs Inc.
“Especially during these recession times when it’s hard for ladies, we help them by giving them hope and offering them a solution to stay home or support their family,” Mrs. Voss said. “This is what a lot of women need right now, to be able to help with the finances.”
She was a fifth-grade teacher who decided to stay home when her first child was born.
She is among the more than 10 million women with children younger than 18 who are not in the American labor force, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mrs. Voss sells fashion jewelry at home shows, earning a 50 percent commission on sales and 10 percent from consultants working under her leadership.
“I can pay my mortgage with the money that I get from Premiere Designs,” she said, though she doesn’t use it for this purpose.
Mrs. Voss uses the money for extra costs for her children, such as summer classes. Each week, she spends five to 10 hours on the business, in between home-schooling her children. She loves being able to set her own schedule.
“Not having a boss is a beautiful thing,” she said.
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