Like most single parents around the world my mornings are pretty busy with the mad dash to get the kids out of bed, washed, dressed and fed in time to leave for school.
I love this time though because I know that once the stress of getting them to the school gate is over, I get to go home and start 'work'. That might sound a little strange because not a lot of people love their work, and I used to be the same, but my life has changed so drastically in the last 12 months that I now LOVE getting back home to start work.
Nowadays, work for me involves logging on to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, reading and replying to some comments and scheduling some posts for the day. The businesses that I do this for don't have the time to do this work themselves and it's not enough work to hire someone full time, so they pay me to do the work for them part time from home.
The best part is that ANYONE who knows how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube can do this 'work', and there are millions of businesses around the world hiring for these positions RIGHT NOW!
I sometimes find it hard to believe how great my life is now because it wasn't always this good...
A few years ago I was heavily in debt...
I got laid off from my job as a small motel manager. At first I thought I’d be ok because I had a bit of money saved up and was sure that I’d find another job.
However, I burned through my savings much faster than I thought and got absolutely nowhere on the job finding front. Nothing, zilch, nada. Nobody was hiring, even if I was willing to take a considerable step down in job position and salary.
Unfortunately, someone forgot to notify the mailman that I didn’t have any money or income, so he kept dropping off new bills and final demands every day.
I had bills literally piling up on my kitchen table and a young family to support!
This was all made 10x worse by the fact that I am a single mom and have a young family to support. I wanted more than anything else in the world to be able to provide for them. I started biting my fingernails (which I had NEVER done before) and I’m pretty sure that I only got about 3 hours sleep in a whole month period because I was so stressed.
And then one day, I was over at a friends house for a children’s play date when I got caught up talking to someone in a conversation that would literally change the course of my life.