Let me start by sharing with you some of my bad habits prior to becoming a mom.
Anytime I would get a job I would find myself leaving after only a few months. Many of you don’t know but alongside having an entrepreneur mindset I also dealt with a lot of anxiety in every one of the instances that I left my job after such a short time.
Each morning I woke up to get ready for work and would be accompanied with stomach aches, tingling, nausea, and a mind full of fear, anxiety, and panic.
Although leaving any of my previous jobs gave me a sense of instant relief from anxiety I found myself feeling empty and frustrated not knowing what would happen next.
Fast forward to today…
I can tell you, it’s sure not my boss.
I have been at my job for almost two years now. That’s a long time for me as I usually have a hard time sticking to one thing for too long. I think when I found myself as a sole financial provider for my daughter I felt as if I didn’t have any other choice.
Now I do want to share with you that for quite some time I have wanted to work from home. I have always had a tough time going to a job where I was tied down to someone else’s schedule.
What am I trying to achieve?
For the past 4 months I have attempted to create a plan to quit my day job where I can stay home and build a business. I have yet to achieve this but have hope to believe that I am on my way to obtaining this dream.
It’s always been in me. Being an entrepreneur. Since I was young I was always thinking of new things I could do to make money for myself. So you ask, “What’s the problem?”. I can’t tell you right now because I am not really even sure what it is.
Four months ago I decided I would start a blog, then I began to do a little freelance work. In the midst of both I became unmotivated. How could a driven person like me possibly become unmotivated? It happened but I would like to say I am getting back on track.
Instead of worrying about what to write and how I am going to make money, I have decided to just write. I have decided to allow God to lead me while I just rest in trusting him as well as to stop being the overly idealistic person that I am.
Let me start off by saying that this post is about someone who deserves the recognition for doing her part as a Christ follower to “love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself”.
The person of this “selfless character” is one to have stood her ground even in the midst of being faced with only 3-6 months to live. “If God is for us, who can be against us”
This is the first time I have wrote in a couple weeks. I am currently on vacation from my job and have chose to stay home and feel as if I a stay at home mom once again.
After a long eventful night at a toddler’s birthday party and not getting my daughter to bed until 11:30 pm, I decided to share some of what’s been going on with you.
So here I am at 12:20 am with an ice cold caffeine free root bear sharing my thoughts. I’m tired. That about sums it up. I’m plain old exhausted. And you’re probably asking “how can I be tired when I am on vacation?”. Well, I am. And I wanted to write this to you to let you know that you’re not alone.
Simplifying life seems to be something that a lot more people are desiring to do. You find yourself stuck between not knowing how and making things even more complicated in the making.
I know, because I’ve been there. You don’t have to be stuck forever. You can be on your way to a simpler life when you find out, “Why you’ve been having a hard time simplifying your life?”.
So September marks my first 4 months since starting a blog and working towards leaving my day job to work from home full time. I am not ashamed one bit yet now understand why every now pro blogger has shared how challenging this journey can be. I have definitely experienced a lack of sleep at times and some emotional meltdowns. I like to think of it as greatness in the making! I have to keep telling myself that.
This new journey has included some major learning lessons from not only a business standpoint but also some self development along the way. I have tested a couple of the different avenues of working online. I would like to share what I have learned thus far and the paths I have taken.
So a little over three months I decided to start a blog. I was reading all the successful blogging stories about people quitting their day jobs after making a ton of money blogging. The breakdown of many of the income reports I read included such income categories as these:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sponsored Posts
While these are all great and a sure way to make money blogging I think for beginners it can be quite tough grasping all of these streams at first. I know I have definitely had a hard time and for some maybe it’s no problem.
Get A Jump Start
So as I read on I noticed that a lot of the earlier income reports from the now professional bloggers included something that I have found to possibly be a good jump starter as you grow your blogging business and that one thing is FREELANCING!
Freelancing can even include many sources of income depending on your expertise such as:
It is Monday evening which means my weekend is coming to an end. Usually at the end of my weekend I feel dreadful and a bit unaccomplished. I usually feel as if I will now need to rush through my week just to get to next weekend as a way to make up for what I didn’t do this weekend. I have to tell you. This time I feel different. I feel as if I did so much in so little time. I feel as if two days off was really a four day weekend. You may ask why? Well that’s why I am sharing this with all of you today. I want you to have a little glimpse of the peace that can be had even in the midst of returning back to your day job the next day. Prioritizing changed my attitude.
Now, of course I would rather continue on with my awesome weekend instead of going back to work. But hey, that’s a different story and it’s in the works. As for now, I want to tell you just how I was able to take a short two day weekend of what most would call “ordinary” and show you how it was different from the rest and one of my best. It didn’t even involve a vacation or winning of the lottery (well you knew that…hence returning to my day job).
Rather, I simply took a step back and began prioritizing some things which made a big change in my last two days and am hoping will continue throughout my week and so on. Here is the inside scoop.
When first starting my blog I thought I would just need to upload an image and call it a day. That’s fine but if you want to get your content noticed then I suggest creating blog images that are eye catching. In my first month of blogging I would browse around other blogs and see how awesome and bold their images were and figured they are making enough money already and that’s why their images look so great. The truth is I learned real quickly that even as a beginner blogger you can start creating blog images that grab attention from the get go. I will show you how to create blog images, what I use to make it all happen, and the extended benefits of doing so
First and for most you need to prepare yourself to take plain images to a bold and eye catching masterpiece. Let’s get started.
Each month you find yourself balancing your checkbook between your phone, internet, and electricity. You may notice that it fluctuates each month and your having a hard time staying within your budget. Should you downgrade some of your products or maybe reduce your consumption? I mean it’s an option to save even more money but if you don’t want to reduce your service package or your usage you can be sure to save money on your utilities with a list of ways to save on your utility bills without reducing usage.