Trying to Succeed

There are so many distractions that come in everyday life that seem to cause me to delay what I really want in life.  So I have decided to just jump in the fire and go get what I want.  Which is living simple with no strings attached.  To find my happiness I knew I needed have the ability to work from where ever I choose.  Whether it be at home, on a beach or beside the river in the mountains.  To accomplish this I had to get this blog going.  So here it goes…

 

First thing that needed done was I had no clue where to begin so I  set out on Pinterest to find the perfect solution for me.  I stumbled upon a free online course by Elise//House of Brazen. I enjoyed it so much I took the online course How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours.  It is very affordable and I learned quite a bit. If you are wanting to make money at blogging I recommend this course.

 

I wanted a simple name for my blog. Something that reflects me as a person. So I chose SimplySweetLiving.com, which describes how I am perfectly. I love the simple life. If I could live back in the days of “Andy Griffith” or “The Beverly Hillbillies” I would be in total bliss! Church Picnics, Front porch rockers, family and friends is what I love doing the most.

 

As I begin my journey into blogging the first thing I needed to do was find a hosting site. I didn’t want to use a free site since I wouldn’t actually own my website. I wanted something that would allow me to keep my blog name.

 

So I chose to use Siteground in the beginning which I found to be a little difficult to navigate. So I turned to the wonderful staff they have and all the YouTube tutorials. I like the fact that it offers a monthly trial so there isn’t a huge commitment while you see if this particular website is good for you. Visit the website through this link to receive a discount.

 

I am far from being techno savvy so I need all the help and user friendly sites I can find.

 

There is also Bluehost it is inexpensive as well, you can find good deals on hosting if you pay for several years in advance. Of course doing this keeps you committed to sticking to your blog until it takes off. You can get a discounted price through my link here.

 

There are several YouTube tutorial videos on both of these sites that I recommend you watch before choosing which one to go with. I wish I had took the extra time to see how they actually worked before I purchased. It would have saved me much time and frustration in the long run.

 

Just remember while you are growing don’t get overwhelmed. You can always edit or add to your blog as you go. It takes a little time to get to where you can be financially in a good place so don’t worry just stick with it. I am trying to. As bloggers if we stick together we all can succeed.

 

My Journey to Blogging

There are so many of us in the world who are stressed to the max by our everyday jobs.  Working 8-5 then coming home to deal with home life is tough on anyone.  I wanted more out of life, less stress and the ability to go where and when I wanted.

 

My children are all grown and as a single mother I struggled every day to make ends meet.  If I had only known then what I know now things could have been much different for my children.   I will be a grandma soon and I DO NOT want my grandchild to go without because life is not fair.  Both her parents work so I want to be able to help ease some of the stress on them.

 

So I decided to dig into finding out more about blogging and what all it would take to begin to make money so I could eventually quit my everyday job and live my life simple.

 

I read so many other bloggers ideas on “How to” and “What not to” I was so confused.  So I decided to just take both feet and jump right in.

 

So begins my journey at blogging from home to earn enough money to be able to travel with my sweet parents while I still can,  and take care of my grandchildren so their parents will not have to pay the ridiculous child care costs.

 

I have found that many women are like me, they want to stay home with their family while earning enough money to live a comfortable life.  In order to do this I am going to try to put together the best information that I can to help others earn so they can live life to the fullest.

 

My first thought was “Oh NO… What have I gotten into.”  But then I realized that it isn’t as hard as it seems.  I am passionate about helping others make money from home, which helps a lot, plus I love to talk.  And writing is just talking on paper.  SO I thought to myself I got this… NO Problem!

 

So in the next few post I will walk you through the steps I have taken on my journey to making money.  Hopefully soon I will have enough coming in to resign my full time job and concentrate on working from home.

 

Have a great week!