A Baby Journal You Will Actually Use!

So be honest with me…

How many of you were actually good about putting things in your children’s “Baby Books”?

My eldest daughter Aidalyn found her baby book when were going through some things in her room, and she guilted me pretty hard on not having much of anything in it! Total #MomWin right there 

I love the idea of using a Baby book to remember things that I KNOW I’ll end up forgetting, but a written book just wasn’t cutting it for me. read more

Your Healthy Back To School Guide!

Fall is my FAVORITE Time of Year!

Back to school is always exciting too, I always think of one of my favorite lines from “You’ve Got Mail” (even if I don’t live in New York!)

As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!

Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year! read more

The Myth of the Overnight Success

Time after time… every success story has it’s valleys.

But it is interesting that when we start our business… we start comparing our beginning to everyone else’s middle or end.

Even when we have someone start a business, and happen to become a top income earner in just a few months – they still have a beginning that we didn’t see.

Watch my video where I share more about the Myth of the Overnight Success:

I hope that this encourages you to write your own success story : )

So many times I see that comparison is the thief of joy. Enjoy the story you are writing and the journey you are on, because one today there is someone who is going to need to hear YOUR story to know that their is HOPE for them! read more

Can you be Successful when you Have no Time?

I talk with so many families (women and men) who are ready to make a change in their life – in their finances! but they “Have no Time.”

Over the past three years, I have realized that everyone is given the same 24 hours each day – it is up to you to make the most of the time you have… plus, there are some tricks to help you win even when you are busy!

 

Watch my video to learn if you can be successful even when you are busy:

 

I know that when I started my own home based business, I was a stay at home mom of a three year old and 9 month old… and because we were living 1,000 miles away from our friends and family, I had very little help. What I learned during that time was that I could get a lot done if I focused. Some may call it a power hour (you can even break it up into 15 minutes throughout the day). read more

What should I post on social media?

I work with many families all over the world who are using social media to grow their businesses…

Many people choose to use social media to connect with people, because it is easy, free, and allows you to reach so many people… but what if you are doing it wrong??

In my video today, I talk about what you should be posting on social media to actually attract your ideal customer to you (and not repel them!)

 

Watch: What should I post on social media:

 

If you are interested in using starting an online business or using social media to grow your business, we would love to connect with you! Send us a message and let’s talk: read more

How to use Social Media to Grow Your Business

When I started my home based business almost three years ago, I was living about 1,000 miles from all my friends and family – plus I’m a total introvert at heart… so how could I be successful?

Over the past three years, I have learned that social media can be an accelerator for any business, but there are some tips you need to learn. Watch my video below to see How you can use social media to grow your own business:

If you are interested in starting your own business and using social media, I would love to hear from you! We mentor men and women all over the world and help them win. Send me a message and I will get back with you shortly: read more

How to Grow your Network using Social Media

I work with so many families who want to work from home and use social media to connect with people all over the world. Social media is an amazing tool that can accelerate your goals!

I know when I was just getting started, I knew I needed to meet knew people – but I was an introvert. So how could someone like me meet new people and start building new relationships?

There is the right way and the wrong way to grow your network using social media. I want to share some tips that I have learned in the past three years that will actually attract your ideal customers to you and help you connect with the right people (in a non-spam-y way). read more

20 Proven Ways to Save $100 TODAY!

How much impact does $100 make in your budget?

 

For many people I speak to who want to start their own business or begin some other new project, finding a small amount of start up capital is a stumbling block! Before I started my own business, a $100 was a BIG amount in my head – so I totally get it!

 

I spent some time talking with other business leaders and friends who came up with creative ways to get that first $100, and here they are for you! I hope you find them helpful!

 

20 Ways to Save $100

 

Garage Sale – This is what many people think of, and there’s a reason! All of us have things sitting around the house collecting dust that likely have value to someone! Have a quick garage sale and you’ll often have more than $100!

Craigslist – Selling online has rarely been any easier than just listing on Craigslist! This is best for lower end type products and services, so don’t expect top dollar and potentially having to haggle.

Sell Blood and/or Plasma – If you are in good health, you can often make some quick cash by selling plasma at a plasma center and make $20-$30 a visit and you can donate up to 2 times a week! Sometimes there’s even a new customer signup bonus!

Drive for Uber/Lyft – I LOVE Ridesharing, my family and I have used it quite often. It’s basically a chance to use your own car to give a lift to someone who needs it for a fee. You get paid quickly, and if you put in the hours you can really bring in some fast cash!

Sell an old Smartphone/Tablet – A service like Gazelle is great for quickly getting cash for a retired smartphone that still works and it’s super easy!

Consignment Stores – If you have some nicer items that you think have some value, this can be a great option to generate cash for yourself! This is especially good if your items are children’s or women’s clothing, higher end toys, etc.

Return Something – If you have some recently purchased items that you have never actually used, consider returning them! Sometimes that will generate your $100 right there 🙂

Selling Handmade Crafts – If you already do crafts, you may be able to sell enough to generate $100 pretty quickly from your supply on a site like Etsy.

Share Your Home – If you are comfortable with it, you can generate quick cash by renting out a spare bedroom, basement, garage apartment, etc. This is especially lucrative if you live in an more expensive area and attractive to tourists.

Rent out Your Garage – If you have some garage space, you can likely offer to house someone’s car or boat for them easily getting you your $100.

Baby Sitting – I’m amazed at how much a good babysitter is worth nowadays! Do a good job, build up some referrals and you can generate cash quickly this way!

Yard Work – Especially for guys this can be attractive. Most people HATE cutting their grass. Do a good job and make the price right and you can have $100 in just a few yard cuts.

House/Pet Sitting – You can usually check  Craigslist or local facebook groups for people who travel often and need someone to keep an eye on their home, feed their pets, etc.

Photography – If you are a decent amateur photographer, you can make some quick cash by doing inexpensive photo sessions for friends or other contacts. Just don’t tackle a big event like a wedding without having some experience first (you only get 1 shot at those type of photos!).

Join a Focus Group – Local universities, research groups, and marketing companies often will pay a fee for a few hours of your time to test out a new product, give feedback, etc. Check with your local university and craigslist to see what’s out there!

Wash, Wax, and Detail Cars – If you like cleaning cars (while most of us HATE IT), then you can be a mobile car wash!

Setting Up Holiday Decorations – Again, some people love to do this, and others HATE putting up Christmas lights. If you can be careful and detailed saving someone time can be valuable to them!

Tutor – If you are strong in certain subjects, you can often make $30/Hour tutoring Math, Science, Testing, etc.

Teaching Music – If you are proficient at a musical instrument, consider offering some inexpensive lessons to make some cash!

Participate in Medical Studies – Local hospitals often offer cash to participate in medical trials, especially if you have a condition that they are looking for. It’s quite common and easy to apply for with most hospitals.

 

Like I said earlier, $100 was a big number in my head – and I know I talk with people day after day who say they don’t have $100 extra in their budget. What I found was that if it was for something I really needed or wanted… I could work and be creative to find $100.

 

What are some ways you can think of to save $100?

 

P.S. If I could show you how I turned a $100 investment into a business that completely changed my family’s income, would you want to learn more? Click here

 

 

Why I STOPPED Blogging

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!  read more