Friends – this blog is about me and my search for an alternative way from the usual grind to earn a living – preferably passive income. For the majority of my adult life I’ve worked in London with a commute of about 1.5 hours each way and I’ve always fancied cutting that shizzle out. Pre-children, the travelling was not such a big deal but now they are here (and have been for some time), the yearning to be at home more is killer.
About five years ago, a bit disenchanted with the job I had been in for approximately 10 years, I took another, much better paid job – also in London. This nearly doubled my salary (hooray), meant that my husband could change his job to part-time and take the kids to and from school, take them to their endless after-school activities and give them a parent at home (goals!). Previously, we both worked full-time and the kids went to after-school clubs or grandparents houses until we got home. We wanted that to stop.
So, all good?
The new job came with not only an excellent salary, but a doubling of work hours too which was obviously to be expected, but it is usually 6 days a week, and never with any sort of notice of overtime, so it’s not family-friendly in any way, shape or form.
It’s something we work around as a family and are used to it, however, more and more over the last year or so I’ve wanted to change things up. I’ve been looking at ways to work from home, make passive income and just see what was out there. (Isn’t ‘passive Income’ the dream for everyone? Yeah, I’m aware that this is a pipe dream…. such a lot of hard work needs to be done before ANYTHING becomes passive – I’m down with that).
And here we are.
Still working a full-time (and then some) job, dreaming of the day I can work from a laptop at home (or on a beach, am I right?), raking in thousands from all different little ventures! Ha. I’m not so naive as to think this is going to happen, or if it even gets half way there, that it’s going to happen any time soon. I AM going to give it a good shot though, and I want YOU to come with me. I’ve read many blogs on passive income, how to make money doing this and that – never anything I’ve wanted to have a go at to be honest (I’m not a tutor, I don’t teach courses, there IS a book in me, but not sure of the subject), or was brave enough to try (trading…me? Nah.), but I never found one that was live, so to speak, and took me on the journey with the writer.
This blog will be my warts and all story/journey of what I did and how I did it and at the end of each month I’m going to let you know what cold, hard cash I made doing it! Sound good? Great. If you fancy it, sign up here with your email address and I’ll be in touch when I put up a new post.
Feel free to join me in the quest for financial freedom, peeps. I’d love to have you along for the ride. Absolutely send me a message or comment below with any questions and I’ll try to answer in a reasonable amount of time (remember the full-time job and family, folks :0) xx)
One final note: In the interests of absolute clarity, sometimes there may be some links in this blog that are affiliate links to products I like, use and recommend. This means that if you click on the link and it takes you to a product that you like and buy, I might get a commission from the Vendor. It doesn’t change the price you pay for the product – honest. Also, some links won’t be affiliate links, but I’ll tell you which ones are. ;0)