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.
You may think that you have to spend a lot of money in order to have some fun and spend quality time with your child. The truth is you don’t. In this post you will find a list of free fun kids activities to do with your kids. No money is needed to take advantage of this activity list. All you need is a willing child who is ready to spend some time with you. In my knowledge, that is all the time. My daughter is an only child so mommy is her go to person to keep her entertained. You may be in the same boat.
The list goes on and on but I have named our top activities that are always available to us on a daily basis if we need some good ole free entertainment. Take a gander and see what you think.
So you have the desire to start your own blog. Your plan is to write great content, share it with the world, and make money doing so. The only problem is that you have no idea where to start. Well you have come to the right place. There are so many different things that could be keeping you from getting started. I have news for you, there doesn’t have to be. For right now you don’t need to focus on anything else besides taking the first step. So here I have put together the Beginner’s guide to starting a successful blog today.
I remember the moment my daughter started to become mobile. I would now have to start childproofing my house up and down to keep her safe while still allowing mommy to be mobile. As your child grows you may need to get creative because they will be sure to be one step ahead of you when you least expect it. My mom always tells me that my daughter is just like how I was when I was little.
I would get in the fridge, I hid my parent’s money all around the house, and didn’t listen to well when I was told not to pick up the dog. These stories are all a perfect example of how my beautiful daughter is just like her mother and maybe your in for it as well. Either way, when the time comes you want to be at least some-what prepared.
So here is a list of the top must-have items for childproofing made easy.
Now, I completely understand that going back to work sometimes seems to be the only option. Back in 2014 when I had to start financially providing while being a full-time mom, I faced just this. I didn’t know what else to do to quickly bring in income. Now looking back and seeing how long I’ve been dealing with different challenges from working outside the house I would have liked to come up with a better plan to be financially stable without having to go back to working outside the home.
Before taking the leap back into the outside workforce first, consider these things.