This is a guest post from Alicia who works online as a virtual assistant. If you would like to tell your story about being a WAHM online feel free to contact me. Thanks Alicia!
The Virtual Assistant with Her Head in the Clouds
When I started my online business I was full of hormones and one fairly large baby boy. Yup, I was pregnant—and laid off. If you haven’t experienced this before, I can tell you, it doesn’t make for a fabulous combination. However, I’m that girl who always finds a silver lining to every cloud.
My husband and I never intended to live with just one income when we decided to start a family and the layoff was not something we had planned on either. I didn’t have much success finding work so I turned to the internet. My background was in social work and business management. I wanted very badly to find something I could do successfully online that
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Guest post by Alan at Life’s Too Good
Relationships are really important – especially in business.
… and if you are working from home – then you are in business.
Even putting that aside for a moment, if you just consider yourself a blogger, then relationships are still important if you want your blog to get anywhere, but more so if you want it to bring in dollars because you just can’t run a business in a vacuum.
An Example Close To Home
Some of you may recognize me from a couple of posts I’ve already done for Allie here on Ramblings of a WAHM. Here they are:
Do You Commit Any of the 7 Deadly Sins of Online Networking
5 Tips to Make Your Work-at-Home Business as Professional as Any in the Corporate World
So this is my third guest post here. Now, I didn’t just write these and send them anonymously
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Explaining Ourselves as WAHM?
After working at home for so many years, I cannot believe that I still get such crazy questions but I do. “Are you a scammer?” “Do you stuff envelopes?” “Do you make any real money?” Why is it that people cannot believe that some of us do actually make a great income from our computers?
Case in point – my own father. I love him dearly, but sometimes he still thinks that I am getting scammed in some way. People don’t always understand what we do. Sometimes it is simply envy, but other times it is a total misunderstanding of how hard and work intensive being a WAHM can be.
So, I am writing this article for all the WAHM’s out there who have a hard time explaining themselves to friends and family. Use this text as your “answer” the next time someone asks how you earn money from
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Hi! I’m Jackie Lee… I’m a perfectly imperfect full time work at home mom. I started working from home a little over 7 years ago, and I went full time just before my daughter was born around 5 years ago.
I was brought up in a middle class family where everyone assumed you’d go to college, get a degree, get a good job and carry on the middle class dream. I unquestioningly followed the plan. However, it wasn’t until after I got out of college, way over my head in debt and not making enough to cover my bills that I started to question the logic of said plan.
I started looking for ways to make money from home, and got started in network marketing. I loved it and started making money right away… however, just like many people online I got distracted. Distracted by the shiny objects, and I wasn’t super happy buying leads and cold calling people every day before I went to work at my J.O.B.
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