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Why I Started This Blog
I started writing this blog back in 2009 because my friends and family were always asking me what I was doing to make money. It seemed that I always had a new way to earn extra cash that was different than the time before! You see, once I hung up the “corporate heels” in 2001 to stay home and raise my son (who was two at the time), I found a new passion…figuring out different ways I could make money from home so I could still be with my son. Really at the time, I just wanted enough extra money to afford my specialty coffee drink habit (hence the blog name:) and a few other extras. I also found that finding new ways to save money could be fun and challenging. I was all in!
My passion became finding new ways to earn money and be able to be home with my kids (I had a daughter in 2003) and available for my family. You could almost call it an obsession! It’s an exciting challenge to be able to earn my own money from home in order to afford the extras and fund my own IRA, all while maintaining a balanced married life that includes taking care of two children, a home, and two pets.
I believe that every parent that has the opportunity to stay at home with their children should continue to learn new skills, sharpen the old ones, and continue to save money for the unexpected. You never know if you will need or want to go back to work once the kids are in school full time. In addition, I believe it’s important for a stay-at-home parent to continue to save for retirement or add to the family’s savings vehicle while away from the workforce.
There’s no explaining the feeling of empowerment you get from being able to help in this capacity and knowing that you can take care of yourself and your family if you are ever called upon to do so. The only way to do this is to work in some capacity from home if being home with the kids is your top priority.
My goal with this blog is to help shed some light on the REAL work from home opportunities that exist, as well as to provide simple ways to save money through efficient shopping strategies whether that be for food, clothing, household items, or other things that can put stress on the family budget.
WHERE TO START
Not sure where to look first? Below is a list of some of the most popular posts on My Mocha Money. This should get you started…
MyMochaMoney.com’s Top 10 List:
- How to Start a WordPress Blog That Makes You Money
- How to Make Money at Home with a Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine
- Proven Guide to Multiple Streams of Income
- Eat For Free On Your Birthday and Be Treated to Free Birthday Meals!
- Discounted Gift Cards Can Make You Money with This Technique
- Selling Used Books On Amazon For Profit-Great Home Business!
- Face Painting Designs On Kids–Small Home Business With Big Potential?
- Become a Secret Shopper: Best Work at Home Jobs for Stay at Home Moms and Dads
- 50 Easy Items to Sell on eBay Right Now
- Buy Low Sell High: The Practice Of Arbitrage To Earn Extra Cash From Home
- What To Sell On Ebay? Easy To Find Items That Will Put Cash In Your Pocket!
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(Updated January 2017)
When I first created My Mocha Money, I never imagined that years later it would lead me to an entirely new business–one with which I am truly passionate about–helping local businesses with their online marketing strategies (MelissaAMiller.com). This includes website and blog design and development, search engine optimization, social media marketing, keyword research, email marketing, video creation, article writing and more. My tagline is “friend to small businesses” because I truly enjoy helping small businesses be able to thrive online.
So far, I’ve had the privilege of consulting with many local small businesses (some were start-ups) in different industries including restaurants, landscaping, gourmet food, biotech, healthcare, education, consulting, environmental, real estate, entertainment, gift ware, charities, and more.
My consulting business has been a wonderful addition to my online ventures and I hope to continue to be blessed with more of these opportunities in the future.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit often and share your comments!