This is how housewives like Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burress have used their platform to make money and become successful business women. It's note-taking time.

Essence.com
Apr, 11, 2017

Often times when people see the women that appear on shows like The Real Housewives, they tend to forget about the work that they do outside the show. The Real Housewives franchise started more than a decade ago and continues its success with season after season. 

For women on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, there are women like Kandi Burress who is a successful businesswoman on top of becoming a television personality.

Southern bell Phaedra Parks is not only a certified mortician but also an author.  Parks once told Page Six that "I went through a very terrible time about two years straight. My law partner died and two of my friends committed suicide." 

For Nene Leakes, she's not only made money off of her more than life personality, but she’s also a fashion designer and author as well. Find out more about how these women have used their platform and continue to prove that they are more than just housewives.