With the year almost ending again, I've been thinking of how much I have progressed over the last three years. In January it'll be three years ago when I made the decision to stay home with my kids.
Although we didn't really need my income and I enjoyed (and still enjoy) spending time with my kids I just couldn't do nothing.
Started out with some mystery shopping, even doing some PTC (yeah, I was that desperate to do something LOL) and after reading the blog of another mother who was trying to build her online business for a while it hit me. Her story inspired me and I was bitten by the bug.
After reading and learning, I took the plunge in April 2008 and set up my first blog.
Although I had no clue what I was doing, I got that blog on page 1 for it's main keyword in record time and traffic was coming in. Got clicks from Adsense, and I was eager to get more.
I just didn't seem to be able to recreate the steps I did the first time (honestly, I just got lucky 'cause, as I said I didn't have a clue what I was doing, so keyword research was something I didn't do).
In June of that year I found out about the 30 Day Challenge and starting August I signed up and went through the course. During that time I build two more blogs who started to make me some income and my first blog got monetized more (I finally learned that there was more then only adsense to make money with ).
But I still wanted to learn more, I felt like I was still missing things. I started to read here (I already signed up before, just didn't spend much time here - you guys scared me with all your knowledge ) and when I found a WSO on niche blogging I signed up and followed the course.
I learned all things to make my existing sites even better, I created more sites and little by little more money started to come in.
About two years ago, I took a new step, I learned that I loved creating WordPress blog and I started to offer this as a service to others. That way I had more cash flow and my husband didn't have to complain about me spending too much money on hosting and new domains. Yes, that's two years ago.
Two years ago, I didn't make a full time income online, two years ago I was just still "playing around". And last year, around this time, I finally created my first product. I was scared out of my mind, but I did it and I listed it and, well what do you know, I made sales.
Since then I've been building on my business, not longer playing around, and I have to say, a lot of that change comes through people I either learned from here, or that I met through other ways but that also have a good reputation here.
Now, what I was leading to is this:
Three years ago, I was just a housewife, a mother, nothing more then that, today, I'm the one who is funding the renovation of our home. And that all because of the action I took and the people I met.
If you're starting out, and you don't see results from the start, know that others have started out just like this and they are making a full time income today. You can be one of them, if you don't let yourself be afraid.
Okay, maybe I'm rambling, might be the Friday afternoon tiredness that is working my brain, but I just thought I'd share, 'cause the WF has been a big part of my education