I love this time though because I know that once the stress of getting them to the school gate is over, I get to go home and start ‘work’. That might sound a little strange because not a lot of people love their work, and I used to be the same, but my life has changed so drastically in the last 12 months that I now LOVE getting back home to start work.
Nowadays work for me involves logging on to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, reading and replying to some comments and scheduling some posts for the day. The businesses that I do this for don’t have the time to do this work themselves and it’s not enough work to hire someone full time, so they pay me to do the work for them part time from home.
The best part is that ANYONE who knows how to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can do this ‘work’, and there are millions of businesses around the world hiring for these positions RIGHT NOW!
I sometimes find it hard to believe how great my life is now because it wasn’t always this good…
This was all made 10x worse by the fact that I am a single mom and have a young family to support. I wanted more than anything else in the world to be able to provide for them. I started biting my fingernails (which I had NEVER done before) and I’m pretty sure that I only got about 3 hours sleep in a whole month period because I was so stressed.
And then one day I was over at a friends house for a children’s play date when I got caught up talking to someone in a conversation that would literally change the course of my life.
I’d never met this other mother before, she was a work colleague of one of my other friends, and she made the big mistake of asking me how I was going…
Now, I’m not sure if it was the 4 cups of coffee that I had consumed, or the build up of the stress, the kids getting into a fight, or a combination of everything, but that poor woman got a lot more than she bargained for in my response…..
I hadn’t talked to anyone about my financial troubles since they began, my close family didn’t even know that I’d lost my job. So when this woman asked how I was doing, it all just came pouring out.
All of the frustrations, stress, worry, sleepless nights and everything else, all in one big long rambling rant. She just stood there, nodding her head and listening sympathetically. Looking back now, she must have the patience of a saint because she didn’t seem phased at all!
When I had finished she looked me directly in the eyes and said, ‘I totally understand what you are going through. I went through almost exactly the same thing myself just six months ago’.
It turns out that she had also been let go from her job, struggled to find a new one and had hit rock bottom financially with bills piling up.
She then went on to tell me that now, 6 months later, she was more financially secure than she had ever been, and that it was all thanks to the Facebook. She explained that most businesses have Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts that they just don’t have time to manage themselves, so they pay people like her to do it for… Read more…