- Posted January 24, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Making it in America: Mompreneurs
How a Mummy can make money online at home
I am going to start a new page on my The Last Degree Blog to track how I make money online at home, while I am asleep or wherever I am during the day. I have been online now since 2008 but only been seriously researching and testing new concepts and strategies on how to make money online for the past 2 years. No I can’t quit my job yet and live my dream of travelling, buying a house of my dreams and spend my time pursuing whatever creative endeavour I want but I am getting there. Unfortunately there are children to raise, a fortnightly job commitment to keep and other life responsibilities that plug into most of my days but with consistent motivation and learning I am starting to see some dividends for my effort which I would like to share with you.
But every dream starts with a goal
Making Money GoalI recently posted on Facebook, “What would an additional $100 a week mean to you?” and the results were not surprising. An additional $100 could mean some help with the grocery bill, petrol in the car or a loan repayment. It might not seem a lot but an consistent extra $100 in your account every week would be a well received payrise. When the twins were formula fed and double the nappies I used to hate the fact my grocery bills increased by $100 each week so if you have young children I know where the $100 would most likely go. So before you embark on your strategy and education on how to earn money online just write down your goal on a Post IT Note next to your monitor. There are lovely books to write your goals which I recommend too but unless you can see your goals they can be forgotten easily.
I once read a story of a guy who did just that. He had a newborn baby and wife to support and was recently made redundant and needed to work out how to make money online at home. Everyday as he got up and turned on his computer he had a daily reminder Post IT note of WHY (reminder the baby girl upstairs) he was doing this. His strategy was to develop a new App and within 6 months of consistent market research and learning he created something, which meant he didn’t have to work for a very long long. I can’t promise you that and also note I said 6 months and not 6 days. There is no quick rich scheme here. If anything you see looks like “junk marketing” the type where your head spins with all the garbage testimonials but you don’t actually know how they are making the money. Just close the page and move on. There are lots of support and reasons for writing down your goals but to kick start – just grab a Post IT note. Write them down and stick it on your computer for a daily reminder.
So for next matter of time I will periodically post about 4 different alternate make money online strategies that I am currently using. These are:
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So my posts will be raw and warts and I will test out my video skills too. No use pretending here and telling you I am earning hundreds and thousands of dollars because so far I am not. However I am happy that some of these are starting to work and cash has started to trickle in my paypal account. Earning money yes even when I sleep.
So tell me your goals and over the next few weeks I will look forward in sharing everything I know with you on how a mummy (or a daddy) can make money online at home.