Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. If you click them, I earn a small commission. It does not cost you anything extra, but this commission helps support the work of running this site. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own.
Why I STOPPED Blogging
and How I replaced my full time job working from home
Grassfed Mama, A.K.A. Angela, started blogging about 3 years ago on a free WordPress blog. I wanted to share tips and helpful information to all my friends and family who were interested in living a more natural lifestyle.
At the time I had a newish baby and was working part-time as a speech therapist.
After I was pregnant with my second daughter, I decided I didn’t even want to work part-time outside of the home anymore. It was hard enough to drop one kid off at daycare for just part of the time.
I looked into what I could do from home to bring in some income, and since I enjoyed blogging… I thought I would put my focus on building a blog that could generate some income while helping people live natural lives.
What I learned.
I started full time blogging in October of 2013 and continued full time until March 2014.
As an income generator… it wasn’t cutting it for me.
I did start making some income – after I got my monthly views to 90,000 a month, I made about $800 my first quarter.
$800 as a full time blogger – linking up to 20 plus blog hops a week…. this math doesn’t add up!
I decided it wasn’t worth it.
I was working on my blog all the time and it wasn’t paying off. I am not the only frustrated blogger out there I know.
I wanted to help people learn more about natural lives… I wanted to stay at home with my babies…
Maybe I should have kept at it, maybe I would have written a really viral post that would up my readership, maybe I could have kept trying to write great content and cut through the noise, but I honestly just couldn’t see a path forward to run my blog in such a way that would help me meet all of my goals (personal, financial, physical).
I decided to change what I was doing.
A friend of mine, who is also a blogger, told me about how she was able to retire her husband while she was building her home based business… and it wasn’t her blog!
My ears perked up. I wasn’t looking to retire my husband, I was looking to work from home so that we could increase our giving to our church and also pay off our house to give us more freedom.
I said no.
Yep! I did. I told her “no thanks” I’m not a sales person.
She didn’t give up.
I said maybe.
I loved the products…. and I knew that if I wanted them, other people would want them too. Maybe this is what I’m supposed to do. I wanted to be a part of a company who I could align my values with and feel confident about the products. So I did some more research about It Works. I liked what I found.
I prayed – and prayed – and prayed. The feeling that I needed to tell her yes wouldn’t go away. God was pushing me towards joining her.
I said yes.
I put my fears aside. I said – I’m in! and I ran…
I made about $600 in my first 3 weeks.
With that passion that I had for my blog, I put into my new business and earned a $10,000 bonus in 2 months.
5 months later, I have replaced my FULL TIME speech therapy job… while I’m working from home, talking to my friends on Facebook, and having fun.
I just want to share this opportunity with you. You may be a mom who is like me… you are driven to change your income and you also want to work from home.
I want to share this Freedom I have found. I can help others feel amazing and look younger. I can work from home, on my schedule. I can work with my friends to change their lives too.
Does this sound like something you want to know more about?
As far as blogging, I will continue to post here and there when I have something to share. I am not going to be consumed with trying to be the most creative mom out there or the best cook in the world (because I’m neither, haha) – There are way more moms out there who can share with you about those topics.
If you are someone who wants to work from home, that is something I can help you learn more about.
Want to talk more? Send me a message:
I feel like motherhood was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me… but I had to discover how to not lose myself in the process.
I teach busy moms how to make simple healthy swaps that make a huge impact on their health and results.