We are struggling financially right now, making about 1/3 what we were making a year and a half ago (hubby's contract ended with the military and it is difficult to find a job that pays as much as he made before, in the civilian world).
That said, I am thinking about starting up my own business. I know it won't be making $ for a while - it isn't my first time starting a new business. In fact, this is a spin off of another business I once had as a wedding and family photographer throughout Oklahoma and Texas. The road I am thinking about going down with this won't require a lot of start up costs, but it will require a lot of hard work from me to get it going. Eventually I think it will be a very lucrative trade - it just requires leg work, and patience. It will work a lot better with my family's schedule than what I was doing before, and should hopefully pay as well, or better over time.
Have any of you started your own business to help your family's finances? I'm just looking for some support, I guess, and would love to hear your stories as well. :)