I’m so glad you’re here and I am especially excited that you came to my “About Me” page! That means you want to know a little more about me, which is great! And I’m sure you want to know a little more about my website too!
I could bore you with blah blah about my college degree…
(Indiana State University Bachelor’s in Radio-TV-Film with a Communications minor.)
Or I could go on and on about how many celebs I have met during my 7 year radio career…
(John Mellencamp, Aerosmith, Train, Matchbox Twenty…. just to name a few!)
Or my aspirations to run off to California and work for a major film studio as a gopher while writing my own amazing screenplay behind the scenes…
(I’m still working on that screenplay… and I never made it to California! Instead, I live in the adorable town of Weaverville in western NC!)
But I won’t do that. I’ll give you the basics… and hopefully not bore you!
First and foremost, I’m a mom. Yes…. I’ve got two kiddos! Their existence has been life changing for me. I’m a better person in so many ways since becoming a mom. My kids have pretty much grown up with my blog too! MoneyMakingMommy began in 1999, but I really didn’t get going on it until I lost my radio job in 2002. I was teaching myself HTML, SEO and writing and researching whenever I could while I was working on-air in radio. But when the station was forced off the air in a legal wrangling… we all lost our jobs. I found myself with a 7 year old and 2 year old… and no job. Yes… my husband had his job, but my paycheck was needed as well.
So after a lot of pondering, thinking, praying, calculating… more thinking…. discussing, weighing the pros and cons…
My husband and I decided that we should tighten our budget enough to allow me to DIG into my website full time. So in early 2002, MoneyMakingMommy became my “thing”. My career. Kinda. I still needed to bring in an income — so as I researched work at home and shared it with others, I was also looking for work at home too. Along the way, I’ve found great jobs. Some short-term, some well-paying and lasting over a year. Some were fun and some were not-so-fun. But I learned a lot, and shared it all with my readers and visitors. And I still do to this day! And hey… I still have a work at home job on top of my blog. I work as a customer support rep for a large mobile app company (all from home)!
A lot has changed since MoneyMakingMommy was created in 1999. That was 16 years ago after all! Seems everyone has a blog these days. I’ve seen many “work at home” sites come and go. I’ve seen a few mommy sites sell for a million or more. I’ve even been offered to sell my blog. But I can’t. It would make life super easy I guess, but I just love it too much to part with it. It’s very much a part of me… as are my readers and visitors. I’ve received letters throughout the years from so many kind people. It’s really what has kept me going — even during those times where I thought…. “I can’t do this… it’s too hard.”
To this day though… after 16 years of researching and writing about working at home… and actually working at home — I have no regrets and I still get up every morning excited to see what’s “out there” in work at home and how can I share it with everyone!
What I want to tell you most… is that I am very glad you’re here. And I hope in some small way (or even BIG way!), my site helps you reach your goal of working at home. Most everyone I know needs a paycheck. Me included, that’s why I have my customer service job. I realize daycare is expensive and car maintenance, clothes, lunches… are expensive. And your time is precious. Working at home can free up so much time for those of us trying to raise kids and earn a living. I get that. I know that. I live that. And now… with a kid in college… yikes – they just get more and more expensive :-)
So thanks for coming by! Thanks for letting me, share me. I hope you’ll join my newsletter so that I can send job lead updates when I post them and let you know when I post new articles too. I also share behind the scene blog pics on Instagram! My two fluffy Maine Coon cats, my house, my flowers, my really old Labrador… sometimes it’s just off the wall.
Again – I am so glad you’re here.
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