Saturday, July 10, 2010

Earning opportunity?

Raising two growing children in the Philippines is expensive, especially if you're after more than the basics. Food is plentiful, but you have to spend for better quality foods that would ensure that they have all the right nutrients. Public helath services are available but not that easy to avail of. If you want to have better medical services, you will have to spend for it too. Education is available in public schools, but in most cases, private schools (which cost a lot of money) gives a better quality education.

That's why my husband and I are continuously looking out for income opportunities. For our practice, we've tried to maximize our clinic time while at the same time leaving some time for our kids -- to send our eldest to and from school, both of them to the pediatrician when needed, to help our eldest with his homework, and of course to simply spend some quality time with them. We really need additional sources of income that would not take up too much man hours from either of us, simply because we've almost maximized them.

That's why we also have a small online store in which we sell things like diapers. We have to think of something else, though. Something else unique that other people don't have. There are already many other diaper sellers. And I don't think I'm ready to take on the challenge of importing diapers, even if I do have some grasp of the business already.

With so many people in business online, I wonder if a business whose purpose is to sell merchant accounts would be profitable? I found an online site which offers reseller packages. I will do more research on it, but it certainly sounds interesting.