Balancing Mom & Work – My Stay-At-Home Secrets
Hey, y’all! Thanks for stopping by! If you’re here, chances are, you’re looking for advice on how to be a good mama and manage a job. For me, that job no longer requires me to leave home most days. I’m a stay-at-home mom and am homeschooling our two kiddos this year! While I do work part-time out of the home, the kids are able to tag along, and they usually work on their independent work while I’m working, too! Balancing life can be messy. However, you may find something that works and it turns into fun instead of work!
You and me. Your life is likely not like mine, and our kids are not the same. However, I can fill you in on what’s working for us, and it just may work for you as well! Read on to see how we’re rocking this balancing act that life’s throwing at us! Maybe something will resonate with you!
We all have it in some form, right? Its form varies. Perhaps you need to work outside the home to help your family financially. Maybe you’re able to work from home and create a supplemental income. If you’re like me, you may be trying to juggle life at home with kids and trying to find some supplemental income. Work. What if you found something you loved doing? Would you still consider it work? I’m learning to love my new normal and it’s really creating fun opportunities where I don’t even consider it work!
Let me give you just a little history on what brought me to this place. When the Mister and I decided to home school our kids, we knew we could make it on one income if we were motivated and careful. We’ve made some big changes to allow me this opportunity. The changes have allowed us to not have to worry so much about finances. However, if you know me, you know I can’t just sit idly by and allow him to make our only money!
As you already know, there are jobs out there for everyone. It may take time to find one just right for you, but there’s one out there. Because I couldn’t just allow for us to live on one income if we didn’t have to, I began digging into online options. Searches for virtual assistants, proofreaders, editors, transcriptionists, etc., turned into several dead ends. I found some small nuggets in these options, but nothing I wanted to pursue for any length of time. I can’t tell you how many searches I performed, how many blogs and reviews I read, how many survey sites I signed up for, or how much time ended up being wasted. I was literally at my wit’s end and then I stumbled upon something that changed my course of action for the better, and for forever.
Let me introduce to you an online platform that has encompassed all of my attention over the past three weeks. Wealthy Affiliate is the name and online marketing is the game. It’s not really a game. It’s a life-changer! This company’s name got brought up in a comment thread somewhere in my searching, so I did a little more research. Within 2 days of signing up for a free account, I had created a blogging website, began learning how to implement content, met hundreds of like-minded people, and paid $19 to join as a premium member.
Did I mention that I’m an introvert? A mega introvert. The self-proclaimed president of the Introverts Are Us Club! The thought of virtually meeting and engaging with hundreds of people scared me a little. However, what I’ve learned is that Wealthy Affiliate is for people just like me! The WA platform is a safe one. Folks there have learned from the same training I’ve received and everyone goes the extra mile to help anyone needing advice or encouragement. Maybe it’s the fact that the engagement is online and not in person, but hey, it’s a start! I love being a part of such a welcoming community!
What Is Wealthy Affiliate?
Plain and simple, what it really boils down to is this: WA is an online platform. It allows you to create an account for free. Yep. Free. Let me say it once more. You can sign up for free and see if you like it! With your free account, you’re able to build a WordPress website, and WA will host it for you. The free training available to you is incredible. I wrote about how I created a website in seconds HERE. The free membership allows you to see and create so much. I zipped through the free training and was so impressed, I signed up for a Premium Membership within hours, allowing me to access even more training and video tutorials!
Yes. That’s what WA is about. You can choose to promote Wealthy Affiliate and focus a website surrounding WA, you can create a website by choosing a niche and use affiliate links to promote products, or you can choose to do both! I’ve met several people working through the training and they’ve created multiple websites to generate income. Read more about affiliate marketing HERE.
You see, if you like to write, blogging might be a great idea for you. I have always enjoyed writing and the idea of being able to help people in the process has really allowed me to see the value in Wealthy Affiliate! I’m able to be at home and teach our littles, while at the same time, create content to share in order to help people. That’s what it means to me. It works for me, of course. Could it work for you? Absolutely! I would love to help you begin your affiliate journey! Still questioning it? Check out this post.
I have spent hours upon hours researching this platform. What I have gained is knowledge, encouragement, friendships, and bright hope for future success. The founders of WA, Kyle, and Carson, have created a stage where anyone who is serious about financial freedom has that exact opportunity! They walk you through every single step, steering you toward success. They emphasize starting with a solid foundation. We don’t see the fruits of our labor until we have successfully formed a proper base. They have tools for anyone to become successful. I get so excited to share this opportunity! It’s been a game-changer for me and my family. Won’t you try it out for you?
I could go on for hours discussing the benefits of this company. I would love to answer any questions you may have. If you are curious, please check it out. It’s free to try! I’d be honored to network with you inside the WA platform! Questions? Are you currently a member of WA? What are your success stories? Leave me some love in the comments!
Ciao For Now,
Happier At Home