What is your name? Laura Lomeli
What is your company name, website, FB page name, twitter name and anything else you use? My company's name is Internet CEO Moms. Website ~ http://www.mommasonline.com/ FB page ~ http://www.facebook.com/LauraLomeliOnline My Blog ~ http://www.lauralomeli.com/
Are you a SAHM? Tell us about you (mini-bio!) Yes! I am a stay at home mom. I became a mom 7 months ago and at the time I worked in education and during my maternity leave I started looking for something I could do at home that would let me be with my baby but still work at the same time.
How did you find yourself getting started with your business/venture? During my pregnancy I subscribed to different parenting magazines, such as Parenting ~ The Early Years and Working Mom. In the last pages of those magazines I'd always like to look at the work at home opportunities that were advertised there. There was one that caught my eye, because it mentioned having your own online business without having to sell anything or take inventory. I immediately went to the website that was on the ad, I requested to view a webcast that gave more information about the business and how it worked, and I was immediately contacted by my enroller (and now mentor) who helped me (and continues to help) build my business.
How did you go about seeking your information? As mentioned above, I found the business opportunity in a magazine. Prior to beginning my business, I did my research on the company via Google because I wanted to make sure it was legit (and sure enough, it was).
Do you have a mentor? Would you consider mentoring someone who wanted to start a similar business? Yes! Her name is Danielle. She has been with me every step of the way. Of course I would mentor someone who would want to start the same business. That is what our team's main obejctive is ~ to help others want to build their own home business. We consider everyone in our team as business partners. We have weekly team training calls where we all support and help eachother out, we have online training videos, and everyone has their own enroller/mentor who is available to individually help anyone wanting to build their business.
What mistakes did you endure to figure out the right path? I made the mistake of spending too much time looking at other work at home opportunities that in the end resulted in being scams or opportunities that required a lot of financial investment to get started. I'm glad I found this opportunity with Internet CEO Moms because it's a legit opportunity that only requires $29 to get started.
Moments of brilliance? Enrolling my first customer and the satisfaction I felt and thinking ~ "I can really do this and succeed".
Advice to others that are considering an online business? Do your research. But don't go by what just anyone says. Check with the BBB to see if the company is accredited. Many times people with negative opinions about a legit company are those that don't clearly understand what the business concept is and try to discourage others from trying it out. What might not work for one person doesn't mean it won't work for another.
How do you balance mommyhood and online work? It was tough at first, especially because my daughter is not even a year old yet, so she needs a lot of attention. I think it's important to have a routine, because it's very easy to get caught up in work and then you forget about paying attention to what's important ~ your family. I try to spend small amounts of time doing my online work if my baby is awake (usually after I have played with her, she's fed, and it's her alone time). But most of my work time is done when the baby is napping (usually 1-2 hours at a time).
Are there any aspects of your business that aren’t covered here that you want to share? Yes, our team is partnered with Melaleuca, a health and wellness company that makes eco-friendly products that people use on a daily basis. In order to shop with Melaleuca, you have to be a member (similar to Costco or Sam's Club) and what our team (Internet CEO Moms) does is open up accounts for people who want to become Melaleuca customers. The concept is simple. We don't do home parties, take orders, cold calls, etc. Everything is done online. Our team provides the resources needed to market your business and succeed. We're not the type of company that promises you will get rich overnight. You will get out of it what you are willing to put into it.
What else can you share with us? I'm glad I made this decision to work at home. I don't regret it at all. I get to raise my daughter and be with her daily, which is my main reason why I started this business. I'm more than willing to help out anyone else willing to have the same great opportunity.