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.
If you’ve stuck around on MiM over the last couple years, you know that 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 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. You know what it got me? Wait for it …
a roasting pan a crappy roasting pan a 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 three 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 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, buy a house, get a service dog for my son, 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 full-time project manager for a popular finance and frugal living blog called Money Saving Mom. 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!
Well, now’s the time.
My dear friend Caitlin Pyle (a fellow work-at-home enthusiast and an unbelievably successful work-at-home rockstar!) has put together an HUGE opportunity for anyone anywhere looking to hear from REAL work-at-homers that are graciously offering their time to teach how to get started working from home.
These people are offering up their time to take you underwing and help you find the niche and the skills you need to build your at-home career from the ground up.
I’m talking about The Work-At-Home School — a compilation of skill-based training programs and resources created by successful work-at-home experts (you know, the people doing what everyone else wants to do).
Work-At-Home School students can purchase any (or all!) of the three curriculum packages that are packed to the brim with resources, training programs, and SO much more to help you not only find your work-at-home niche, but also pursue it successfully.
Check out what a WAHS student has to say about their experience with part-time VA work after finding Work-At-Home School:
As a person who works from home myself, I can say without hesitation that THIS IS POSSIBLE. I’m living proof!
Should you choose to enroll in a Work-At-Home curriculum package, you’ll also get access to this year’s Work-At-Home Summit videos — featuring HOURS of interviews with the top work-at-home professionals out there!
Here are some of the lessons you’ll learn — and the experts you’ll learn from! — in the summit:
- Landing your first work-at-home job (with Angie Nelson)
- Becoming a virtual assistant (with Gina Horkey)
- Making money as a writer/blogger (with Jeff Goins)
- Identifying your work-at-home strengths (with Rosemarie Groner)
- Making money as an affiliate marketer (with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner)
- Exploding your income by offering digital marketing services (with Julie Stoian)
Right now, the Work-At-Home School is not open for enrollment — but a little birdy told me they may be opening their doors for enrollment again SOON!
If you’re ready for things to get real so you can start making money from home, spend more time with your family, and finally get off that work-at-home scam merry-go-round, you’ll want to sign up now for the enrollment waiting list!
As we speak, I’m currently in production on a one-of-a-kind full-length training program designed to teach aspiring work-at-homers how to become a successful project manager (or virtual assistant) for professional bloggers and digital marketers.
But I’m opening up Module 1 for enrollment now! (ONLY available in the WAHS … until now!)
I’m so excited to finally be able to teach others how to earn a living from home helping bloggers, digital marketers, and other online entrepreneurs to increase their revenue by streamlining their workflow and increasing their productivity — saving their sanity in the process!
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 — including Crystal Paine (MoneySavingMom.com) and Caitlin Pyle (Proofread Anywhere and The Work-At-Home School) — learning SO much along the way.
And I want to share it all with you!
In The Freelancer’s Introduction to Working for Bloggers, I break down the blogging industry, giving you an in-depth look at what it takes for bloggers and other digital marketers to run a professional online business, so you can decide for yourself if this niche is right for you.
Not sure this if the course is right for you? Check out what my student Alyssa has to say about her experience with the Freelancer’s Introduction to Working for Bloggers:
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?!
Ready to build some real skills? Come on over and enroll now to find out if this is the niche for you!