Hi, My name is Melissa Jiggetts and I am a wife and mother of four (three living at home). I have been working at home for over 10 years and I have to say I really enjoy the ability to make my own hours and experiences.
One thing I can say however is, working from home can have its ups and downs. The first reason being, it takes a lot more focus when you are your own boss. Another con of working from home is, you are responsible for setting your own goals and taking any responsibility for setbacks. Therefore it is important to get all the education you can in whatever field you choose.
So my first few years were a struggle and making money was very challenging, but luckily for me, I have always loved a challenge.
How I got started?
I started off making money online doing surveys. This worked out great! However, being a wife and mother of four, the amount of money I was making wasn’t cutting it. So I did some research and found out about affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing, for those who don’t know, is where you receive a commission from a company for any sales or traffic you generate for their product.
At first, I joined your usual pyramid type of programs and tried to make the commission trying to get others to join under me. This wasn’t my forte. You have to remember, this was back before Facebook and splash-pages and all that fancy stuff. So I had no idea what I was doing.
I was left discouraged and confused. I went right back to surveys, to be honest.
But, I actually got pretty good at doing surveys and started product testing and secret shopping. This allowed me to test and keep some pretty useful products and it even helped me earn a little income on the side to help with bills and such.
I later found a company that had webinars, classes, and tutorials on how to make money blogging. It turned out, this would be where I excelled. I learned how to turn a blog into a gold mine. The info was amazing and I was able to make an actual income of my own.
Not to mention the ability to network with other bloggers helped me learn useful tips and introduced me to new programs. The training alone us something that will stay with me forever.
However, I got sick and had to let my blog go for a few years.
When I got well enough to start working from home again, I knew I could get back into blogging very easily. But part of me missed the challenge of affiliate marketing.
Affiliates marketing is a great way to make money from home because it gives you the option to make money in many programs. But it also gives you the potential to make an unlimited income. However, for a lot of people, this field of expertise can be scary because there are a lot of scams on the internet and there is a lot you may want to be aware of before diving in.
So that is one of the main reasons it is important to read reviews and get a feel for the experiences of others.
Of course, blogging is one of the easiest income funnels for a working mom like myself or anyone looking to have a steady and reliable income stream. So that is why I decided to come back to blogging.
So that is why I am here.
With my 15 plus years of experience, I wanted to save newbie moms from the same mistakes I made. This blog will help give you some useful tips that will show you different ways to make money from home. As well as provide you with honest reviews on products that may or may not be useful in your ventures.
If you have any comments or products you want to mention feel free to leave a comment or two. I love hearing what others are up to and different ways to improve my marketing techniques.