“The 6 Figure Making Stay At Home Mom”
by Hannah Keeley
According to Salary.com, if the average stay-at-home mom were paid for her work, she would earn around $112,000. Wow! That’s a hefty salary for a mom! Just check out the figures below! But, before us moms start tooting our horns and patting ourselves on the back for all our sacrificial work, let’s stop and think about this for a minute…
According to the marketplace, people pay for value. For example, I pay a dollar more for almond milk because I value it more than dairy milk. It makes my body feel better. I pay an extra fee to my pesticide service to get rid of mosquitoes because I value playing outside in the summer and don’t want to get bitten to pieces. I pay more for really nice exercise shoes, instead of cheap rip-offs, because I value them: how they make my feet feel and how long they last.
You can see this law in the marketplace everywhere. There’s a reason the Cake Boss can charge $2,000 for a cake and the bakery down the street can hardly charge $200. The Cake Boss always does a great job and he delivers a higher value for the consumer. It’s the same reason a high-end stylist, who is booked for two months out, can charge $300 for a cut and style and the hairdresser down the street can barely get $30 for a walk-in. People pay for vale–not necessarily service, but the value that they place on that service.
Now, let’s take this same law of the marketplace and place it on the salary for stay-at-home moms. According to the figures below, a psychologist is worth over $14,000. But, are you worth that much? I can see paying that much to a psychologist who truly listens to a child and tries to offer wise guidance. But, what about a psychologist who doesn’t listen? A psychologist who berates a child or criticizes him? How much would you pay a psychologist who did that? Probably nothing!
According to the figures above, a cook is worth over $9,000. But how much would you pay a cook who makes crap all the time? Who resorts to convenience food and just opens up packages and warms up junk to set on the table? A laundry operator is worth over $3,000. Would you pay that to someone who lets it pile up? Who has laundry scattered all over the floor and never gets around to folding any of it? A housekeeper is worth over $7,000. But how much would you pay a housekeeper who leaves clutter all over the house and never gets around to making the house sparkle and shine?
I don’t mean for this to come across as harsh, but before we decide how much we are worth as stay-at-home moms, we have to be realistic about how much value we are bringing to our families. Many moms assert that they are worth six figures when they are stuck delivering poverty-level value.
You are in a amazing position to bring real value to the people you love the most, but that all starts with seeing your job as a stay-at-home mom as a worthwhile career. You have to value your career before you can bring value to your family.
Why not dare to push the limits? Why not get up each day and decide that you are going to put forth “six-figure effort”? Cook like a healthy gourmet chef, do laundry like a pro, clean the house like company is coming over, listen and advise like a distinguished psychologist. Refuse to scrape by any longer. This is your career; and what you get out of is directly related to how much you put into it.
Why not be a millionaire mom? Do your work so well that you increase your value into the millions? You have it in you and you can do it. And you will be so blessed in return.
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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