4 Secrets of People Who Successfully Work From Home

4 Secrets of People Who Successfully Work From Home

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Have you tried to work from home and found it … hard / confusing / not possible?

We might all dream of the “be your own boss” lifestyle, but I gotta admit – there’s a certain ease to clocking in and clocking out, and not having work problems be your problems. When you’re your own boss, trying to work from home, there’s a little more to it than that.

You can quit your job today, and wake up at home tomorrow ready to “work”. But that doesn’t mean you’ll succeed at it.

In fact, statistically, I’d have to say you’re probably likely to fail. Otherwise, why isn’t everyone doing it?! If you’re wanting to work from home but don’t know where to start or what it takes to do it successfully – determining to do these things going in will make it far easier!

(These are things that I didn’t quite have figured out the first few times I thought about working from home. They have made ALL the difference for me this time!)

The 4 secrets of people who successfully work from home

Everyone that I’ve encountered that has been able to successfully work from home has these things in common: (more…)

Blog Income & Traffic Report: December 2016

Blog Income & Traffic Report: December 2016

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Woohoo!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 CLASS OF ELITE BLOG ACADEMY

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 If you’ve been waiting for this all year – well, the wait is finally over. Your blogging life is about to change drastically. Join EBA now and get on the fast track to blogging success!  

I took EBA last year when I started my blog (- I just happened to be lucky enough to start my blog the week enrollment was open – it only opens once per year!) Within 7 months I was earning $5000 / month, because EBA allowed me to skip all the trial and error of building a successful blog… and it changed my life forever! Enrollment for this year’s class of EBA will close on March 3rd at Midnight, and EBA will be gone for another year. Do NOT miss out – Join EBA here

If you are blogging – or thinking about blogging – and have never heard of EBA then catch the FREE TRAINING webinar with Ruth Soukup (creator of Elite Blog Academy) – A simple framework for success. Ruth will be outlining the four steps every blogger needs to take to win at blogging, and answering any questions you have about EBA. This live event will take place on Thursday March 2nd at 4pm EST and spots are limited to the first 500 people. Claim your spot here

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (Or… how to make money blogging!)

I have almost totally ignored my blog for exactly one month as of Christmas day (so for more like 6 weeks as of the time this is posted)! My baby was born in November and I am so afraid to miss a moment of him that I just can’t bring myself to work much at all.

So this will be brief, because my blogging time is brief. (Note that our feature image is of a pineapple, and not a Christmas tree or the like… because I don’t have the time to comb through free stock photos like I once did. Pineapple will do.)

But oh my, this is an income report I am excited about. NOT because I made a ton of money or had wicked awesome page views. (Ok well, for me this is actually a ton of money…I did have over 40k fewer page views than I did in November however.)

But guys. This past month has been the month that defined “passive income” for me.

I saw a little bit of that in the last week of November, but watching a whole month of passive income roll in has been… amazing. 

If this is the first time you’re here (thanks for stopping by!) you should know that I started this blog when I found out I was pregnant (March 2016) to try and make an income so I could stay at home with the baby.

For 8 months I spent every waking minute that I wasn’t at work learning to blog and giving it my all… without any real concrete evidence that it could pay off. I did nothing but research and learn about how to make money blogging. 

By the grace of God, whoa, has it ever paid off. (more…)

Blog Income & Traffic Report: November 2016

Blog Income & Traffic Report: November 2016

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Woohoo!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 CLASS OF ELITE BLOG ACADEMY

motionmailapp.com

 If you’ve been waiting for this all year – well, the wait is finally over. Your blogging life is about to change drastically. Join EBA now and get on the fast track to blogging success!  

I took EBA last year when I started my blog (- I just happened to be lucky enough to start my blog the week enrollment was open – it only opens once per year!) Within 7 months I was earning $5000 / month, because EBA allowed me to skip all the trial and error of building a successful blog… and it changed my life forever! Enrollment for this year’s class of EBA will close on March 3rd at Midnight, and EBA will be gone for another year. Do NOT miss out – Join EBA here

If you are blogging – or thinking about blogging – and have never heard of EBA then catch the FREE TRAINING webinar with Ruth Soukup (creator of Elite Blog Academy) – A simple framework for success. Ruth will be outlining the four steps every blogger needs to take to win at blogging, and answering any questions you have about EBA. This live event will take place on Thursday March 2nd at 4pm EST and spots are limited to the first 500 people. Claim your spot here

THIS is why blogging is worth the effort

It’s time for another blog income report…

I had always HOPED that I could make a living blogging, and I had HOPED that I could generate enough passive income to make it “worth the effort” – but until this past week I have been putting in about 1000% effort. (Not kidding, I’m talking about 6-10 hours per day, every day, for the past 8 months.) Waking and sleeping (yes, even in my dreams) I have been blogging.

And it was TOTALLY paying off, so I knew I wasn’t “wasting my time”. (By “totally paying off, I mean I earned over $8000 in the past two months alone – with a blog I started in MARCH. So less than 7 months to a full time income.)

BUT, there has always been a little picky doubt at the back of my mind as to if the blog could generate an income if I wasn’t able to invest as much time.

And this week I got my answer to that question.

I have not pinned to pinterest, I have not written new content, I have not responded to emails or comments in a timely manor. I have not done a speck of email marketing.

Instead I had a baby – and I am savoring every minute of his squishyness and just enjoying my time with him and letting my body recover without worrying about “work”. I am in awe of his tinyness and blogging is the farthest thing from my mind.

And, while I oggled my little man, I made over $600 in passive income. So yes, I can absolutely make a 100% passive income, and blogging is worth the effort. (more…)

Legit Online Surveys that Pay for Your Opinion

Legit Online Surveys that Pay for Your Opinion

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A few years ago, I swore off online surveys, as far as side hustles go.

(In fact I’ve talked about this in other posts!) BUT.  (more…)

Blog Income & Traffic Report: October 2016

Blog Income & Traffic Report: October 2016

(This post probably contains affiliate links. Our full disclosure policy is really boring, but you can find it here.)

Woohoo…

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 CLASS OF ELITE BLOG ACADEMY

motionmailapp.com

 If you’ve been waiting for this all year – well, the wait is finally over. Your blogging life is about to change drastically. Join EBA now and get on the fast track to blogging success!  

I took EBA last year when I started my blog (- I just happened to be lucky enough to start my blog the week enrollment was open – it only opens once per year!) Within 7 months I was earning $5000 / month, because EBA allowed me to skip all the trial and error of building a successful blog… and it changed my life forever! Enrollment for this year’s class of EBA will close on March 3rd at Midnight, and EBA will be gone for another year. Do NOT miss out – Join EBA here

If you are blogging – or thinking about blogging – and have never heard of EBA then catch the FREE TRAINING webinar with Ruth Soukup (creator of Elite Blog Academy) – A simple framework for success. Ruth will be outlining the four steps every blogger needs to take to win at blogging, and answering any questions you have about EBA. This live event will take place on Thursday March 2nd at 4pm EST and spots are limited to the first 500 people. Claim your spot here

I can’t quite comprehend what happened in October.

I’ve been blogging for just 8 months. I’m doing lots of it wrong. I’m still breaking a bunch of the “rules”, because I honestly don’t know any better. And yet, I’m making money.

More money than I have ever made at any other job in my life. And I’m doing something that I love to do.

So I just can’t quite comprehend it.

Last month, I mentioned that I felt weird and hesitant about posting my income online, and decided to do it anyway. I still feel weird and hesitant about it.

But the feedback from the report in September was 100% positive, and you guys encouraged me so much… I decided I would do one this month too. (more…)

Become A Virtual Assistant (and Be Your Own Boss)

Become A Virtual Assistant (and Be Your Own Boss)

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Online business has taken off in the past few years – and it’s opened all kinds of new work-from-home doors

There are millions of people making their living online, from home. (I should know – I’m one of them!) Some of the work-from-home-online jobs are pretty obvious (- if you’ve ever been on pinterest, you’ve probably seen the “how to start a blog” tutorials.) Maybe you’ve even considered blogging or joining in the work online world some other way, but just haven’t quite found your “thing” (maybe you prefer to be behind the scenes?) Well, I’ve got a suggestion for you. Become a virtual assistant.

Related: How to Start a Blog For Profit and Work From Home

If you’re comfortable on a computer and looking for a work from home job that’ll allow you to be your own boss without having to put the high start up costs into running your own blog or creating your own products… then virtual assisting might be for you.

I see requests every. single. day. in blogger forums and Facebook groups from people requesting competent virtual assistants. When it comes to running a blog (or any online business) there is endless work to be done. (I’m not QUITE at the point where I can hire a VA, but I can see it on my horizon, and I can’t wait to let go of some of my workload.)

While I was researching work at home jobs for this series, I ran into Gina, who is THE lady to talk to if you’re interested in learning how to become a virtual assistant. She’s even created a course (not to mention, a totally free intro course) to teach others how to become a virtual assistant. (more…)