I can see now how everything I have done over the last year is blossoming.
It has not been easy managing my 3 websites and there have been times when I just wanted to cry with frustration.. oh wait I didn't just want to cry, I have cried! Buckets of tears on many occasions.
I am not a millionaire, not by a long shot. BUT I am seeing sales coming in little bit by little bit all over.
I am making money from:
- Numerous affiliate programs (Amazon, WA, Jaaxy, Mass Planner, Clixsense... and many others)
- Google Adsense
- Youtube videos
- Mommy Blog reviews and advertising
- Part time online moderator work at an SEO Marketplace (yes because of the skills I learned here)
Through these multiple streams of income I am making a nice amount of money online. I am not rich, but I am not counting my coppers half way through the month wondering how I will make the last few bucks stretch for another 2 weeks.
I am working less hours than I ever have in my life and making more money than I have ever made in my life.
I am a happier person and I am a better wife and mother for it.
I wrote a post here quite a while back about what Financial Success means to me.
It is not all about money. It is about not having to stress all the time, having enough money to make it through to the end of the month and most importantly, it is about having the time and the freedom to enjoy that money. To spoil my kids and my husband.
Read that post I wrote about Financial Freedom, most of that has come about and I only wrote that in January this year! YAY!
My next goal: Make enough money online and have a very stable income so my husband can quit his (can I swear here?? nope this potty mouth mommy has tried it already) sh****y job!
He works long hours, in a job he hates. He usually leaves before the kids and I wake up and drives in the freezing cold and dark far away to a town 40kms away... he gets home often after supper, occasionally after the kids are in bed so they don't even get to see him.
It just makes me sad now that the kids and I are having such fun... while we are at home baking cupcakes or building sandcastles at the beach in the afternoons he is unhappily grafting away.
If you follow my goals you will see that so far I have gotten what I work for and this is something I want so badly it hurts.