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When I married my husband in the early year of 2006, I didn’t realize how much my life would change. I moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City, working two jobs and going to school for my degree in business, to the a small, ruel town, where everyone knows your name, South Carolina.
When I married him, he was in the military, we had twins and nearly no money. What I didn’t expect was the late night work hours, in addition to MANY 6 to 8 month deployments, not knowing anyone to talk to you, being far away from family and having no support to help me with my children, I felt alone, helpless, angry, frustrated and anxious…Everyday.
I had no peace of mind and wanted to take action. I wanted to help my husband, provide for my family in any way possible. Here are some of the businesses I tried that have helped me get to where I am today, An author that’s making money online, building a community of Purpose Driven Momprenuers ready to make a difference in the world, while staying home with my children and truly helping, not just my husband but my household.
Before I get started on the different ways you can make money, I want you to know that it is not about making money. At the time I was at home with my then, two children, my husband was able to take care of us,with just his income. It wasn’t much but it was enough to take care of our needs. I was very driven to finish my degree and get a job that eventually I almost lost the trust and love of my husband. I wrote about the story here. Let me tell you from experience that being driven by money will get you nowhere.
Here are some tips to consider…
#1- Talk with your family to see if, you can wait until (If you are a mom with children) they’re of age to go to school,and then seek a job. Even if it’s for a certain amount of time.
#2- I know now-a-days its empowering to be an entrepreneur, which it is but, at the same time, being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. There is nothing wrong with having a 9 to 5 job. I personally have done this and have been successful in finding jobs in new locations, my husband been stationed at. Applying to different temp agencies has always been a blessing to me when looking for jobs, in areas I’ve never been in.
#3- The best advice I’ve received as an entrepreneur was from the book Failing Forward by John Maxwell and in his book, He talks about failing and moving forward. He shares in the book many opportunities that have failed and how he kept going. By me reading this book from a man who is VERY successful, encourage me from his book to not just sit and mediate in the mistakes you’ve made but to keep moving forward.
This has given me such courage to take action and build a bath and body company where stores are selling my products, still til this day. It was a journey and it wasn’t over night, it took me failing and putting one foot in front of the other everyday. I want to encourage you to do the same. The opportunities to create your business, I’m about to share, is not an overnight success and it may take you failing a few times to get there, but let me encourage you and say that… IT IS WORTH IT, KEEP MOVING!
I was given the opportunity to read the book: Make Money Using the Internet to Build a Second Income and Create your Own Business: 27 Ways to Earn Extra Money and Sell Merchandise and Services on the Web (Earn Money from Your Home Book 3) By: Richard Lowe Jr. In this book he gives an AWESOME list of resources to help you start making money online. In fact he lists 27 ways, I’m only going to lists three.
Let’s get started…
In the book he shares his testimony of working in Corporate america and how he got started in making an income online. I LOVE that he makes it sou easy and effortless and causes you to think about starting the business before you jump into anything.
#1- In the book He talks about Warrior+ gives you a list of thousands of products that can resell, and you can create your own products and convince others to sell them as affiliates. He shares that the PROs of starting this business is that, there are a lot products to choose from and some of them can make you quite a bit of money. If you create your own product, especially one about money-making you can use this platform. The Cons of this business is that, you have to carefully evaluate the product before you offer it for sale as an affiliates. He shares that he has run into a few scams that were pyramid scams which are very low in quality.
#2- If you LOVE fashion, then he shares Spreadshirt. You can create an account on te website and design t-shirts with your original design and sell one shirt at a time or open a store and sell a few designs at a time. The PROs is that the company handles printing shirts on demand, handles payments and maintains your custom store front. The CONs is that you would have to generate traffic to your storefront by your email lists, paid advertisements and other means.
#3- Lastly, If you love making videos you can create a YouTube channel. You can be VERY creative in this platform. I personally have a YouTube channel and have made a significant amount of money on this platform. The PROs once you start making a signficant amount of views on your videos you can make a living just for making videos. The CONs is that it can take some time, maybe years to start making money. It can be challenging and it does take time to generate an audience.
I also LOVE companies that are all natural. Cleaning products have been my #1 issue when it came to managing my home. I hated it (to be honest). Using products that didn’t work, that would cause me to have watery eyes, headaches or my kids to getting sick was the last straw. I found a company, I’m passionate about and products I use EVERY SINGLE DAY and I jump up to clean now that I have found products that do the Job. Check it out Here.
Anything you do to create a lasting business for yourself takes time. I Want to encourage you that it does take time and resources to get started. Richard does a great job in sharing with you ways that you can make money and the PROs and CONs of starting that business. If you want to connect with Richard check him here:
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review, This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a percentage, when you make a purchase using the link.