After years of juggling her job as a pharmaceutical representative and motherhood, oftentimes missing her two daughters' events, Heidi Bartolotta decided she needed to take more control of her own life.
The San Diego mother founded Moms Making Six Figures nearly nine years ago after a "major life event with a family member."
"I think it just made me realize that choosing to prioritize my life over our financial life was not what I wanted to do," she said. "For most people, it takes something major like missing children's events over and over again, or having your child look at you and say they know the nanny more than they know you."
The nationwide company allows women and men to work from home in the marketing field, on their own time, so they can accommodate both their families and their work lives.
The business — which has about 300 independent contractors across the country — does marketing for a U.S.-based manufacturer of more than 500 consumer products sold online. Bartolotta could not name her client due to legal reasons, though she said the high-quality wellness items are a great value and include healthy snacks, nutritional goods and safer cleaning products.
Team members do not have to be parents, but do have to be at a point in their lives where they are ready to make changes, Bartolotta said. Most of the contractors start off balancing Moms Making Six Figures with an already-existing job before making the transition, she said.
"I think when you do something and you're successful at it, it's hard to imagine yourself somewhere else," she said. "It's hard to take that leap to do something you might fail at. For a lot of people that do it, you just get to a breaking point where you just can't do this anymore. Something has to give."
She said while those on the team could make six-figure incomes or more, it all depends on how much work they put in. She always recommends to newcomers that they should spend at least five to 10 hours a week on the work to see results. Over the years, she has witnessed many of these parents who once had stressful careers, become happier and calmer.
The company is looking to bring on more people, she said. Those interested should visit momsmakingsixfigures.com and fill out the contact form.
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