You’ve been thinking and dreaming about a side hustle for months now.
You’ve finally decided you want to start a side hustle, but you just don’t know how to start it. You don’t mind working at your day job, but you know you don’t want to be working there forever.
Are you a working mama but long to stay home to be with your child?
Maybe you’re already a stay-at-home mom – loving it! – but you still have passions and creative ideas outside of doing laundry, cleaning up spilled milk or changing a diaper.
It’s okay to want to be more than just the person that cooks, cleans and cares for your child all day.
I’m not going to lie – having twin toddlers AND running a freelance writing biz on the side AND taking care of the house AND cooking is almost more than I can handle.
Every morning I’m awoken to one of my twins saying, “Mommy, mommy, I need to go pee! Mommy! MOMMY! Can you hear me? A. call mommy for me.”
A. is her brother and it goes like this every morning. And yes, they are three years old and still sleeping in cribs. Why? Because I’m too worried about what will happen when we drop the rails.
I imagine one of them waking up in the middle of the night and coaxing the other
I’m sure you’ve heard how great it is to work from home – the freedom to choose what you want to do, when you want to do it and without any of the hassles of long commutes, gossipy co-workers or a terrible boss breathing down your neck.
It’s true that work from home opportunities have grown 103% since 2005. More people are quitting their 9-5 job and wanting to be a freelancer, entrepreneur or just want to earn some income online.
And there’s no shortage of work-from-home jobs available for stay-at-home moms either; you don’t even need a degree or experience to get started.
It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and my twins are watching Paw Patrol while having their morning milk and I’m having my coffee and trying to type this.
My twins are three and I work from home. When I tell people or other bloggers in Facebook groups or Twitter they are often surprised at how much I’m doing.
It’s true. My plate is full to the max. I have three other blogs – FreelancerFAQs, LifeStyleBody and my freelance writing blog over at ElnaCain – and I also write for clients and have a course for new writers too!
And I have twins to take care of.
I love working from home.
I have the freedom to structure my day the way I want.
I can wear sweats all day, stay inside all day and if I want to take a day off, I can.
I also get to decide how much I get paid. Some writing projects I earn $100 per 500 words. Other projects, I earn as much as $200 per 500 words. And I have the potential to earn even more.
So, you see, if you are debating whether to ditch that 9-5 horrible job you have and live the life of a freelancer, I say go for it.
I have a sinus infection. My throat is on fire, my head is throbbing, but I have to work. And I have to take care of my twin toddlers.
Yes, I have a boy and a girl who just turned three. And did I forget to tell you I’m also a freelance writer?
Not only do I have a house to run – meals to cook, laundry to fold, crumbs to wipe away – but I also have a full list of around 20+ clients that hired me to write content for them. I also manage several blogs and I also coach and teach new freelance writers.