How I make a full-time income from home without blogging!

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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.

SMH.

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!”

For real.

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:

But this wouldn’t have happened if someone out there hadn’t taken the time to teach me real, viable skills that I could use to build a new life and a new financial trajectory for my family — all from home.

Friend, you don’t need to waste one more second of your precious time wading through internet scams to find your work-at-home dream.

All you need is someone to come alongside you and teach you everything you need to know to find the right niche, learn the right skills, and find the right work-at-home job for you. 

My motto is if you don’t know something, find someone who does and learn from them!

The truth is, running an online blogging or digital marketing business is NO JOKE. It requires hours and hours of tireless work from business owners in order to bring in steady streams of incomes — and they need help … YOUR help. 

I have had the blessing of working for some incredibly talented bloggers and digital marketers who have built amazingly successful businesses—learning SO much along the way.

And I want to share it all with you!

That’s why I’m inviting you to check out my FREE masterclass where I give you behind the scenes look at what it takes for bloggers and other digital marketers to run a professional online business, and the services you can provide to help them do it!

Click the image below to sign up and get instant access to the class!

Disclaimer: Please know that earning a real living from home takes real work. There are a LOT of scams out there that promise the moon for very little effort — all the while sucking all of your time and making someone else rich. 

Uh, no thanks!

I’ve tried a lot of ways to earn money while being able to care for my kiddos at home. A lot of them were just not worth the time and work involved OR they required inventory space I simply didn’t have.

I don’t want that for you, which is why I strive to share opportunities with you that I know for a fact are legitimate, career-building options for moms (and dads!) who are looking to build a real income from home while being close to their families.

Because who has time to wade through all of those scams? Right?!

Access the masterclass now and let me show you more about my FAVORITE work-at-home niche!

26 thoughts on “How I make a full-time income from home without blogging!

  1. Hello,
    I am looking for helpful advice for getting started in offering proofreading services as a proofreader. Can someone help me with this? I’m looking for steps any low cost or free resources for marketing to offering my services. I have already purchased the Caitlyn Pyle training for general proofreading. I want to work on my logo and website while I’m working the training right now.
    Thanks,
    Staci

    1. Hi, Staci!

      Thank you for reaching out! I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. The best way to market you services is to network with people who may need them. For proofreading, I recommend joining Facebook groups where authors or content creators might be hanging out. Create genuine relationships with them and make your skill set known to your new community so they know you’ve got their back when it comes to the quality of their content. This is an effective and FREE way to market your skills and is hands down the BEST way I’ve found clients. For creating your logo, I recommend Canva. They have a free version and you can make a beautiful logo to add to your website. 🙂

  2. I don’t believe your story any more than I believe all the other garbage out there about working from home…if it was so easy to work from home and make thousands of dollars, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? If your husband can really stay home, why wouldn’t he be doing the same thing you’re doing? It’s all bullshit, you can NOT work from home and make thousands.

    1. Hi, Veronica!

      Hmmm. I think you misunderstand. It’s NOT easy. Nothing about it is easy. That’s exactly why a lot of people don’t do it. It takes a lot of very hard work to master skills that people actually need and are willing to pay you for. Also, my husband isn’t doing what I’m doing because he doesn’t want to do what I do. He is a completely unique person with different passions. Not everyone wants to own a business and work from home.

      I’m sorry you feel the way you do about creating a home-based income. I completely disagree with you. I’ve been working from home for 4 years making a full-time income as a project manager for online business owners. It’s a very real (and HARD!) job. But I assure you, it’s very real.

  3. I am retired now, but when I was employed, I did a lot of proofreading. I wasn’t perfect, but quite good.

    You wrote this in reply to a comment, “My apologies if my statement offended. I totally agree with you that being a stay-at-home mom is very different from/than being a single parent. My mom was a single parent and worked three jobs to keep food on the table for my sister and I/me. I credit my survival in life to her relentless strength and perseverance.”

    I loved your answer, but found two places where I would make a correction. I hope you aren’t offended that I am pointing these out to you.

  4. I really wish I had found you sooner and had been able to do this seminar! I just signed up to make sure I don’t miss another post.

    1. Hi, D!

      So glad to have you!! 🙂 You can still sign up for the summit! You can sign up through February 3rd to get access to all of the replays and catch the remaining speakers as the interviews are unlocked. Yesterday was WONDERFUL, so I definitely recommend signing up!

  5. Hi… I just found you! I am hoping you can help me as a health impaired SSAHM to find something I can do to earn a viable income.
    I saw in one comment about Proofreading…and I had to get excited! I am a crackerjack proofreader…I always find the missed mistakes in already published materials.
    I believe I am too late for the summit as it starts later today…it is 2am. Any pearls of wisdom you could offer would be so appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Lori

    1. Hi, Lori!

      Welcome! I definitely think you’d benefit from checking out Proofread Anywhere! Caitlin Pyle offers two courses: general proofreading and legal transcript proofreading. I took her legal transcript proofreading course and LOVED it! You can check out my in-depth review here. 🙂

      But before you do, I definitely think you should sign up for the Work-At-Home Summit so you can hear from pros in all different niches. 🙂 It’s not too late to sign up! You can still sign up through February 3rd to catch all the speakers (you’ll have access to the replays)! So go and sign up. Day 1 was AMAZING!

  6. I admire you’re persistence, but please understand being a stay at home mom is very different than a single parent. I really enjoyed your site until I heard you say that.

    1. Hi, Felicia!

      My apologies if my statement offended. I totally agree with you that being a stay-at-home mom is very different from being a single parent. My mom was a single parent and worked three jobs to keep food on the table for my sister and I. I credit my survival in life to her relentless strength and perseverance.

  7. So happy to find your blog. The interview video was awesome. Great job and your story moved me. I want that to be me someday! I just do not think proofreading is for me. I however am hopeful still to disk cover other ideas. I am now following you!

    1. Hi, Susan!

      I’m SO happy to have you as a new MiM follower! That really blesses me. Proofreading is definitely not for everyone, so I totally understand. There are so many amazing opportunities for people who are willing to learn the skills, so I’m sure you’ll find something that gets you excited! 🙂

      1. Hi! Proofreading IS for me! I love that kind of stuff! I have signed onto sites that offer that kind of stuff but have not been contacted and am looking to start making money from home as soon as possible. I am just finding this so I missed the summit. Any other resources?

        1. You can definitely still sign up for the summit! You can watch the replays to catch up. All of the videos will be available until February 5th for anyone who signs up by February 3rd. I highly recommend signing up because there are TONS of great resources and insight to help. 🙂

          They also publicly announced the launch of the Work-At-Home School, which is an amazing compilation of training programs, courses, and resources for anyone looking to get started working from home. It’s AMAZING. So definitely check that out, too. 🙂

          You can check out their curriculum guide here.

  8. Hello! I am looking forward to this seminar! I signed up for my free ticket last night but I still haven’t received an email with further instructions. Please advise!

  9. Just signed up! I have a chronic illness and working a real job is becoming more and more difficult. I just started a blog with my sister in law and I hope to be able to work from home full time soon. I’m so excited to attend this summit!!

    1. Hi, Debra!

      You’ll have access to the recorded interviews up to 48 hours after the full summit ends on February 3rd, so you can catch up on the summit when it’s convenient for you. 🙂

  10. I think I just signed up for the summit 1/29, is this a live webex and what is the timeframe. I work full time at a job that is not fulfilling and want to make a change to my lifestyle and health

    1. Hi, Mary!

      First, I commend you for taking a step forward make positive changes for your lifestyle and health! That’s really great! You’ll have access to the recorded interviews up to 48 hours after the full summit ends on February 3rd, so you can catch up on the summit when it’s convenient for you. You should receive a summit agenda shortly after signing up and again the day before the summit starts. 🙂

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