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I am Learning to Earn, Working from My Home

Take a few moments of your  time and please read the story that follows:

I work from my own home. For that matter anywhere I can connect to WiFi, I can work. When working at home, I can wear whatever I want. Even my pj’s if that’s what I want. But I usually wear shorts and a tank. Because it’s usually tank and short weather, here in Florida. My point is, no uniform, no heels, no dresses, no pants suits, no suit, and no tie.  No Casual Friday’s either.  Because I can do casual, whenever, I want!  I wear what I’m comfortable in.

I get up in the morning around 9, I let my dog out, start my cup of coffee, make the bed, let my dog back in, and with my coffee in hand, I sit down in my favorite chair and I reflect on my day ahead. What is my aim for that day? Let me share my routine with you.

My Routine

► I turn my laptop on (this is usually around 9:30 that morning):
► I check my 2 email accounts. First off, I delete the emails that do not pertain to me–mostly junk mail. After that, I read all my emails.  Reply to those, waiting for a reply. And finally. I move my emails into their appropriate email folders, for future purposes.
► I get on my affiliate platform and answer any private messages that I might have.
► I check my blog board for any entries that may have been posted overnight.
► I go into my back office (it’s on my website platform) and I answer the people that visit my site and left a comment.  This is very important to do.  After all, they took the time to leave me a message,  I can do the same and reply back.  Answer any questions they may have left.  Thank them for any suggestions or ideas.  And also let them know you appreciate them taking the time to come to your website.  You want to engage with your readers.
► When I’m done with the above, I usually read a few posts that members from the community post, I get a lot from reading them. They can really inspire me, motivate me, or teach me something I may have not known about.  It usually gets me into the right frame of mind after reading just a few posts.  I can be in a blah mood, and usually, after reading a few articles, that can change.
► I take my dog out for a walk– the only way he’ll go #2. (rolling my eyes)

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► When we come back in I usually grab me something to eat for breakfast. I am not a morning person, and it takes a while for my appetite to kick in.
► When done eating I go check out my training. I see what lesson it is I am on and begin. Thus far, I think the longest video I watched, in training, has been 26 minutes long, give or take a few. There is also reading involved, but that usually reinforces what you just watched in your video. I always read it, cause I sometimes catch things, that I didn’t in the video.  And visa versa too. And then there are tasks you’ll find at the end of a lesson, that you do. (this is where you physically do, what was taught in that lesson.) Upon completing a task, you can then check it off. Once all tasks are checked off, you can continue on to your next lesson.
When I have a question I can go into an actual Live Chat and 9 times out of 10 I can get answers, from people. Or they can point in the right direction to get my question answered. I’ve even had several members reach out and message me, taking me under their wing, and not just answering my questions, but sometimes showing me, step by step on how to do it. They are not only very knowledgeable, but they are positive. They want to see you succeed. They encourage you, never tearing you down.  They are sincere and so darn positive!!  Where else can you go for that kind of positive reinforcement???  Honestly, at first, it took me off guard.  I was like, what is going on here.  But soon, I found that it was real!!  And I love surrounding myself with welcoming, positive, successful, kind-hearted, and helpful people.  People from all walks of life. People from all over the world. You have to see this yourself.
► Often, I may write content, an article,  for my website. Depending on if I’ve done my research beforehand, writing an article can take about 3 hours, give or take.  If I haven’t done research, then writing can take longer.  And, usually, this will be one of the tasks in your current lesson, but not always. ( I try to write 2 articles a week if not 3.)
Now writing really scared me at first.  I am not a writer and my spelling, well let’s just say it stinks.  Not to worry though, the editor that is provided on the platform I use has spell check and grammar check.

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How cool is that??  That is a tool I use with every single article I write. Once I am done with my article, or as some say, a post, I am ready to publish it onto my website.  It is that easy!!  You don’t need any experience at all!!  You will learn!!!
► I’ll proofread/edit the article I just published.  To see how it looks, when a visitor comes to my site and reads it.  If I added any kind of links to my post, I also make sure they all work properly.
►I may also need to do some research, either in the article I’m working, or one I will be working on.  This can take as little information or as much as I want.  I usually like finding a bunch of it, then I have more information to read so that I can then write an article about.
If I haven’t already taken a break, this is when I’ll usually take a break and have my lunch.  Here, at home, in my own kitchen.

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After lunch it’s back at it:
► Networking (connecting with those that are striving for the same things that you are, it’s also another way to learn from people that have been doing this longer and are successful).  As well as with new people, or those that networked with me.  The community is vast, and people bring some much of their own info in which they share with everyone!
► Social Media  (these can really help your website grow)
► Read some dashboard articles/posts (whether I’m looking to be motivated, inspired, set straight, learn, etc,  you will find it here!)
Check out all the legit “Real-Life Success Stories”. I got all those stories from the WA dashboard articles/posts. Here’s the link if you want to see for yourself.  7 Years of Success Stories 2010-2017
► Pay It Forward/Give & Take post or go to the Comment/Feedback Dashboard  (I prefer the dashboard)!
About this time, it’s time for dinner.  Again, I usually eat at home, but at least one night a week I like to go out to eat.  With the hubby, if possible.
After dinner, I usually don’t have much left to do: (I take Mojo for another walk before returning to work).
If I’m still working on an article.  I’ll proofread/edit. Then publish to my website. Some of my posts take longer to do than others.  (of course, some days will differ, but that’s with any job.  And yes, this is my job & I love it!)
If I have no article to finish up than I wrap it up…these are the last things I do before calling it a day:
► Check both my email accounts again.  Answer emails needing a reply.
►If I have any notifications of visitors leaving a comment on my site, I’ll reply, to them as well.
►Then I’ll shut off my laptop. Kick back in my recliner and do whatever.
BTW, I didn’t have to fight any rush hour traffic to get home.  Cause, I am already at home!  🙂

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10 thoughts on “Supplement Your Income or Start Your Own Business Today!

  1. Hello Laura,

    Great article.

    I love the opportunity to work from home – as you said, it sure beats the commute!

    Your schedule is awesome. It has given me some tips to adjust mine and ‘beef up’ my agenda. It is so easy to get side-tracked when you work at home – you know…the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, … the dog. You know, I am sure.

    Your schedule is the most important ‘take-away’ that I got from your article. Thanks so much. Continued success.


    1. Hi Michelle,

      I’m glad you got to ‘take-a-way” something from my article.  I love it when I can read an article and learn something.  

      It is easy to get side-tracked, working from home.  No boss yelling at you to get back to work.  LOL  That’s where my weakness is and I’ve been working hard to stay focused.  So now I’ve added a time frame for each task.  Keeps me on track more!

      Thanks for stopping by,

  2. Wow! Your schedule is amazing. I live a very similar lifestyle as to yourself, except here in BC it rains all the time. So no tank or shorts here. We have to have like extra blankets just to stay warm. But I can see you really enjoy what you do. Supplementing income is a must as we really don’t know what the pension situation is going to be once we get to a certain age here in Canada.

    I had cancer so am unable to do a 9-5 job, so working at home really works for me. You have just highlighted why. So thank you. Great post.

    1. Hi, glad that you like my schedule.  I love it.  And I love the fact that it is super flexible!!  And as long as I can connect to the internet I can go anywhere and work!!

      God Bless my friend,

  3. Wealthy affiliate is an amazing and wonderful place to learn and earn.  The team and support of the whole community is truly awesome.  You have summed it up very well and one can do this all from the comfort of your home or on the road on the way to a holiday, as long as there is internet.

    The wealthy affiliate black Friday special makes it that much easier to be part of premium. I am glad that I joined. Where can you get this kind of a website platform and support for $0.83 per day.

    1. Hi Monika,

      I agree with you.  I sure hope many will cash in on WA’s awesome Black Friday Special.  They’ll be glad they did!!  

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Awesome way to design your work week! WA is the first platform that I have found to give you the tools to succeed in running your own online business. The modules are a lifesaver. The community is great and you’ll never have to face a problem alone. Thanks for sharing info on the Black Friday special 🙂

    1. Hi!  I am so happy I came across WA.  I have several websites going, and I’m earning money.  Can it get any better than this??

      Thank you for stopping by and come again!

  5. Great read, is this your daily routine Laura?
    Very well written, WA is the only way to go with online business, great trainings and helpful community. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Lydia,

      Glad you liked my article. And, yes, that is my schedule somewhat. I’ve been tweaking it a bit, now that I know more on what’s really important.

      And I agree with you in regards to WA. Best move I’ve made this year! Next year, 2019, will be even better!!

      Thanks for stopping by,

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