Working from home was the best decision I’ve ever made

Working from home was the best decision I’ve ever made


I’ve had what feels like a gazillion jobs over the years but the reality is that it’s only ever been 8 or 9, and I struggled with not being able to stick with ONE job. But something I’ve realized over the years, some of us aren’t wired that way.

Some of us cannot be tied down to a job like that because we get bored.

Some of us have a little bit of an issue with authority.

Some of us would prefer to wake up when we wake and mosy on over to our desk or couch to get to work.

I am that kind of a person.

But more than anything else I am a mom and this is the one “job” I’ve held the longest (go me!). I’ve always enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom if you will. I’ve also always been a doer, I can’t just sit on the couch, watch TV and eat bonbons.

And over the years I’ve explored different ideas, followed opportunities and then I became a special-needs mom, which meant (to me) that I had to find something that I could do from home so I could be present when my kids needed me.

And here we are today!

And I also know lot’s of my friends have gone down a similar path and maybe you are ready to figure out how to create a living being at home with your kiddos, or while drinking coffee sitting on your deck.

We all had different reasons for starting down this path.

  • Escape corporate and find more satisfying work
  • Find jobs that allowed us to work from anywhere so we could travel more
  • Discover flexibility so we could be there for our families when they needed us
  • Identify any skills (other than cleaning and laundry) that could provide some disposable income.

Whatever the reason that brought us here, now we’re looking for work + life balance and how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family that we dreamed of.

If it sounds tough, I have something to make it easier for you.

 

What if I told you someone had already put together a carefully vetted package to get you up to speed on finding real work-at-home opportunities (AND making your work + life balance better once you’re working from home)?

Well, you can stop looking! It’s here…And I gotta tell you, that I wished something like this existed 15 years ago when I started to venture into being in business for myself. But there’s always something to learn and I am excited that this bundle exists to help people like you and me, become the CEO of our lives.

You really are only one decision away to a completely different life.

  • Create simple work routines to fit your family’s schedule.
  • Master the art of squeezing more work into the time you have.
  • Identify your marketable skills and differentiate yourself from the competition.
  • Turn your business & entrepreneurial dreams into a reality.
  • Learn legal and accounting best practices to keep you worry-free.
  • Develop clear work and home life boundaries, so you can plan your days for success.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and achieve your work-at-home dreams!


You deserve to do the work you love. You shouldn’t have to wait any longer to finally find the work freedom you’ve been looking for, or the work + life balance you’ve been waiting to achieve. Because seriously, some of us really have to forge our own path. And just think you can show other people what IS possible!

Incredibly Useful Business Resources For Starting Entrepreneurs

Incredibly Useful Business Resources For Starting Entrepreneurs

Starting a business of any kind needs some elemental resources to help you streamline your business pretty much from the beginning.

It really isn’t enough to say “I want to start a business” and there are a lot of moving parts.

I compiled a list of resources that I use or have used to help me in the early stages of my business and continue to be a part of the journey!

Content Development

Content is definitely what helps a business grow that brings not only value but information to your people. Being able to manage your content for your different platforms like your blog, newsletter and social media is often comes with an overwhelming feeling.

  • Google Drive – all of your content in one place without having to use Microsoft Office. Not that I am against them because I do use them but I am able to access the content just about anywhere. This is a free version that comes with your Gmail account.

 

  • Evernote – also a good platform to organize your content within folders and notes. There is a free element to this but the more storage you will need, you are going to need to upgrade.

 

  • Excel – Spreadsheets can really help you decide your content in terms of what you are writing and when you are posting it. I created my editorial calendar for the year and it’s been amazing because now all I have to do is show up and write.

Newsletter

List building and your newsletter are really an important part of your business journey. In your newsletter, you are connecting more closely with your people by offering them additional information as well as making various offers you have going on. But how does one start a newsletter?

To begin you will need a platform that has the ability to collect the e-mails.

  • MailChimp – It’s a free service to start but the bigger you get you will need to pay for the using it as well as that some features are only for paid upgrades.

 

  • Mailerlite – Also free for up to a certain amount of people on your list before it switches into a paid service. It comes with a lot of added features to get you started similar to MailChimp. It’s the one I am currently using and I am liking it so far.

 

  • ConvertKit – I just switched to convertkit, so I am still in the learning curve BUT I am already in love with its features and ease of creating forms, sequences, and automation!

Other’s that I know little about but have heard of them: 

These all require a monthly fee which in the scheme of things is part of the business and a necessity, but if you are just starting out, the above-mentioned may be more suitable.

  • Aweber
  • Clickfunnels
  • Infusionsoft
  • ActiveCampaign

Social Media

You want to connect with people, share your message and tell them that you exist! But it can be incredibly time-consuming to sit down and post several times a day. That’s why planning your content ahead of time is a good idea, and in addition, you want to automate some of your social media. I say some because if you automate everything, people don’t think they are connecting with a real person.

Some tools that are helpful: 

  • PostPlanner – this is a good resource to schedule your posts as well as come up with content if you are struggling. They have trivia questions, quotes, images etc to help you create engagement. You can post to Facebook pages, groups, and Twitter.

 

  • Hootsuite – Here you can manage your social media also on various platforms and schedule your content ahead of time. It’s has a free trial for you to check out and explore.

 

  • dlvrit – I am currently exploring with this one and so far I am able to find relatable content for my social media posts as well as schedule my own. It’s great if you want to repost your blog posts at a later date again but this is a paid feature.

It’s really valuable to do some research and spend time learning about the various ways to curate your content and then share it with the world.