You want to work from home, but you don’t know where to even start. It feels like every place you turn there is some kind of work-at-home scam waiting to suck up what little free time you have and leave you with little in return.
You’re singing my song, friend.
As you may know if you’ve been visiting MiM for the last for couple of years, I have a huge passion for helping moms (and dads … and pretty much everyone else) find legitimate ways to work from home. (And if you’re new here, welcome! This is what I do.:-))
Let’s face it — the internet is not kind to folks looking for honest ways to make a real living from home; right?! It seems like you gotta know a guy who knows a guy to get real leads on legitimate work-at-home opportunities.
It’s frustrating — and it can turn into a COLOSSAL waste of time riding the “online scam” merry-go-round in your down time.
Case in point: I once spent an entire year scanning every single thing I purchased (everything!) to “earn points” from a customer research company to redeem for cash. You know what it got me? Wait for it …
a roasting pan, a crappy roasting pan, a crappy roasting pan that literally fell apart after the first use.
A year of my time to earn a lame roasting pan. NOT WORTH IT.
The one valuable lesson that came out of that experience — and all of the other time wasters I’ve endured over the years — is that my time is precious, and I don’t want to waste a second of it chasing false hopes.
I don’t want to spend hours filling out surveys for pennies.
I don’t want to hit up every friend and family member in the book to see if they want to buy my ________ (fill in the blank MLM product).
I don’t want to cold call people I don’t know to get them to buy something I really don’t care about. (Let’s face it. No one likes those guys.)
What I do want is to earn a real living doing something I really enjoy while also being close to my family.
So the real question is: Is that really possible? Can anybody really find a legitimate job working from home without doing things they absolutely hate?
If you asked me four years ago, I probably would’ve said, “Absolutely NOT. They’re all scams. The only way to earn money is to go get a real job.”
(Oy. It’s hard for me to admit that.)
BUT if you ask me that same question today, I’d say emphatically, “YES!! There are so, SO many opportunities out there. You just need to know what to look for!”
What you may not know about me is that I’m a full-time working mom, I am the sole earner in my family of four, and I earn every penny of our income from my small corner office nook in my bedroom.
(Here’s my little work nook just for giggles. Yes, my mouse pad is disgusting. It’s as old as dirt, and it’s been through a lot. ;-))
Yeah. From this spot, I have earned enough money to get out of debt, double my husband’s annual income with my income alone, buy a house, allow my husband to come home full-time, be available for my kids, and so much more that I never thought possible.
What do I do?
I’m a project manager for bloggers and podcasters (a.k.a. content marketers). I manage all of the business projects from creating new products to developing new programs and systems to help keep the business running smoothly.
And I absolutely love it.
Want to know more about my journey from burnt-out mom to full-time work-at-home project manager? Here’s an exclusive interview I did about my story: