Inspired by her son and wanting to spend time at home with him, taking care of him as he grows, Kimber Bagahansol set out to find a way to earn an income that would allow her flexibility and precious time to make memories with her family. Through becoming a digital business owner, she now helps others, particularly parents like herself to live a comfortable life with a secure future, without having to sacrifice being present with their families. By helping them gain new skills and achieve great results through their own digital business, they are free to focus on what matters most. Here, she talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about the passion behind her business and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
My biggest “why” in doing this business is my son, Russell. I wanted to stay at home and take care of him as he grows. At the same time, I wanted to be able to work with my husband in reaching our big dreams for our little one.
Next to taking care of my son and my family is my passion for building up others. I know I am not the only one who hopes they can give their children a comfortable life and a secure future without sacrificing being present with them. Helping other people, especially parents like me, to start and grow their own digital business is helping them gain new skills, leverage technology, and achieve great results so they can focus on things that matter most to them
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
When my husband and I had our baby, I did not think twice about being a stay-at-home mom. But no matter how much we prepared for having children, we eventually recognised the challenges of living off one income.
The typical solution would be to get a job. But to me that also meant leaving my growing child in the care of others, missing most of his milestones, and limiting great times I spent with him.
Living in the internet age, I knew there was something I could do while at home. I considered many options, and among them was starting this digital business. I learned about it from an ad over my social media feed. The ad was offering a free introductory webinar about what it takes to start your own digital business. I was determined to consider all options available out there, so I signed up for the webinar.
The webinar made me realise the great possibilities of leveraging the power of the internet and automation. I also had the chance to experience how the system worked and I was so impressed.
As part of my due diligence, I took the chance to see the whole business model. It was a franchise sort of, legitimate and scalable business yet very manageable for anyone from all walks of life. I actually got to be part of a community of digital entrepreneurs all over the world and I was inspired by their success stories and how they are helping others thrive as well.
I then weighed all my available options. After careful and prayerful consideration and counseling with my husband, I excitedly jumped into the venture and became an official digital business owner.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
One advantage of having an online-based business is the freedom and flexibility to choose where and when to work on my business. I often say my office has no walls, no doors, not even a desk, because I literally do most of it on my smartphone.
Having said that, there is nothing more revolutionary for me than still having the business run in the background and yield results even when I am not at it. I use a proven system that does most of the job for me, so my business requires very minimal maintenance on my part. I learned to really appreciate this when we moved to a new house and when my little one got sick.
While I was busy scouring shops for a new washer for our laundry area or giving extra cuddles to my son who was feeling under the weather, my digital business still ran around the clock. During those days, I only had maybe a good 30 minutes a day to put into the business and still had good outcomes.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
For me, it’s remembering the things that matter most and focusing on the task at hand. And I often pray that I will be able to do that. My family is at the top of my priorities, so I always make sure they come first. That’s why I mostly just work when my son sleeps and when he and my husband spend some father-son time. Among my many parenting goals is to be a present parent. I want to be able to seize every moment with my son.
Sunday is a holy day for me and my family, so I do not work during that day too. It gives me time to worship, express gratitude, be rejuvenated and receive inspiration throughout the week.