Try, Try, Try, AGAIN!

I Can’t Be Successful Working From Home……

I have heard this a million times, a million different ways, with a million reasons why. Many people have tried and failed and are scared to try again. They think they weren’t successful once, so they never will be. Or they think all companies are the same. But as we teach our children, “at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again”.  Some of the greatest people in history, are only known because they kept trying and did not let failure define them! Will you let it define you, or will you keep trying? I will always try as I want to pass that lesson on to my kids, keep trying!!!


Why are some people successful working from home, and some are not? It boils down to a few things!

  • Your Work Ethic- some people do really good with motivating themselves, while others need people to constantly remind them to stay on track, and give them tasks to do. If you can motivate yourself, then you are already on the right track!
  • Your “WHY”- this is huge! “Why” do you want to work from home and be successful? I challenge each of you to sit down, really think about this, and then write it down. Stick it where you can see it each day and so you will be reminded “WHY” you need this and want it! For me, it’s a better future for my kids! I want to be able to pay for them to do activities, go to college, take vacations, and yet still be home for them each day. They motivate me and push me to be better!
  • Your Determination- this is another huge factor! I have heard every excuse, and I’ve made them myself!!! What keeps you going is NOT making excuses, but finding reasons to make it work! I’ve moved 5 times in the past 5 years, across states, and lost contact with so many people. I don’t know many people where I live now, so I’ve used social media to build my business! Where there is a will, there is a way to be successful!
  • Your Schedule- when working from home, you have to set your own schedule! For some people, this is easy. But for others, when it comes time to work, they don’t. But this is the key, to be successful, you have to WORK! You can’t post one thing on facebook each day and expect that to make you $1,000 a month. If that really worked, every one would do it!!! Some people do have a large following and can be successful that way, but for most people, we have to build relationships, we have to share our love for our job, we have to spend hours talking to people and showing them the great opportunity! If you are spending 5 minutes a day and not finding success, its time to really work!! Figure out what time you can work each day. For me, I get up before the kids and then I also stay up usually an hour or two after them. That is my work time! I write down during the day what needs to be done during that time, and I don’t relax until its accomplished. To build a successful business though, you need to WORK!
  • Your creativity- you need to find new ways to get a customer base, to grow your network, to reach people! Be creative! Ask other small business owners how they do it, try new things, and get outside your bubble! Take post cards around to local businesses, host a “networking” dinner for other business people In your area, go to events and get a booth, give a prize for referrals….there are so many options!!!

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I’ve been told I’m successful because I have a large network or a lot of friends or I got in at the start of the company. None of those are true haha. I’m successful because I put in the work! When I first started working from home, I was a senior in college and my kids were 1 and 2 ½. I got creative, I worked each day, I had success….and then I quit!!! That job was not for me, and it was a bad experience, but I didn’t let it get me down. I kept searching until I found the right job, and I tried again!!! For a few people, success comes easy, but for some, it takes years of hard work! But isn’t the hard work for a few years worth it to own your time???


Your success is determined by YOU! Do you have what it takes to keep going and never give up? I believe in you! After all, us Mom’s are some of the strongest people in the world. Keep going!!!!!




Get PAID To Test Websites

More and more companies these days are turning to the World Wide Web as a way of finding new customers. It allows them a larger reach, plus its more convenient for the consumer! But before they go live, many companies like to have their website tested! They want to know if it’s user friendly, are the links working, are words spelled correctly. And to do this, they need people to test it for them!

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This is a great option for all us busy Mom’s who can’t commit to working set hours each day! Most of these tests take about 20 minutes so you can fit a few in before the kids wake up, and a few in the evening when they go to bed!


Most of these companies do require you have a computer with a microphone (they record you talking about the site as you test it), good internet connect, a paypal account for payment, and a few ask you have a web cam too.


Check out this list below of some companies I found who will hire you to test their sites for them! If you work for any of these, let us know in the comments what you think!!



Userlytics- Earn $10 per testing websites (average time is 20 minutes). Must have a computer with good internet speed and have a paypal account.


UserTesting- Earn $10 per each test (average time is 10-20 minutes). Must have a computer with a microphone, be 18 years of age, and have the ability to speak your thoughts. Payment is through PayPal


YouEye- Earn money for participating in panels. You must be 18, be willing to share information and have a computer with a webcam and microphone.


WhatUsersDo – Earn $8 or more per test (average time is 10-20 minutes). Must have a computer with a microphone and internet access. Test websites and talk about your thoughts on them into a microphone. Good testers can earn $100-$200 per week. Pay is by PayPal

To sign up as a Tester, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “become a tester”


Analysia- Test websites and surf the web and share what you think about them. Get paid $10 for 10-15 minutes of website testing.


StartUpLift- Test websites and earn $5 and up per test. Payment is every Monday via PayPal. Must have a computer with internet and web browsers.


trymyUI- Test websites and apps, provide your honest feedback and earn $10 for each test.


Enroll- Test websites and apps and help make the web a better place. Pay varies per job.


TestingTime- Earn money testing digital products via Skype or in person with clients. Pay is $50 per test.


Looking for more jobs you can do from home? Make sure to check out our Work From Home Directory for other great options!!



Lasagna Roll Ups

One of the hardest part of cooking with 3 kids is finding things they will eat…other than mac and cheese!! Of course once I find a recipe they approve of, I have to share it so other parents can give it a try!! This is a favorite in my house for both the kids and adults! And if you want to get some veggies in, just puree them and add them to the sauce. The kids never even know! Enjoy!!!


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**12 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles 
**1/3 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
**3 cups Sugar Free Pasta Sauce
**10oz. Frozen Spinach – THAW AND DRAIN
**2 1/2 cups Fat Free Cottage Cheese
**2 cups Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella
**3 egg white
**2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Combine parmesan cheese, spinach, cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, egg white, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl – Mix well. Spread 3/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Lay the noodles out on a plate, and spread the cheese/spinach mixture on them. Roll them up and place them in the baking dish. Top with the remaining sauce. Bake COVERED at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella. Return to oven and bake for 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.



5 Things To Do When You Have Spare Time

We all have those days. We know we have tons to do, BUT we can’t remember! So instead of wasting your time scrolling through social media, start planning ahead! Here are a few tips on what you can do when you have spare time on your hands!

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5 Things To Do When You Have Spare Time


  1. Write Some Extra Blogs to have on hand for when you are busy
  2. Research some new recipes you want to try
  3. Network- get to know new people whether by Blog Hops, on Facebook, or on Instagram. Building relationships is key to building your business
  4. Plan ahead- Make sure you know what your goals are for the coming month, and write down what you need to do each day to accomplish it
  5. Send out Thank You notes to your customers, friends, and followers who have supported you

Monday Musings Dec 21st

The past two weeks have been crazy In my house! First I got a horrible stomach bug, then my oldest son came down with a bad cold/cough/fever and then all 3 kids got it!! I’m just saying prayers they feel better before Christmas as they are so excited to do lots of fun activities. Its great as they get older, they appreciate the fun of Christmas even more!!! I’m working on getting myself back on schedule, its crazy how just a few days off, set you far behind!!



This week I’ve had lots of emails for jobs, but no one wants to actually work haha. You have to work to get paid, that’s just the way it is!!! Basically if you do not have a skill you can market, then your options are starting your own business, direct sales, or customer service jobs. Yes there are virtual assistant jobs and data entry BUT you need to be highly qualified to get those. Remember to check out our Jobs From Home Page to find a customer service job, or our Work From Home Directory to find a business you can start.


Wanna know a secret??? I remember people!!! Especially those that are very sweet and appreciate of my tips…and especially those that are very rude haha. I get emails all the time from companies with jobs available, and I keep a list of people who might want those jobs. And of course those at the top of the list are those who use their manners, say please and thank you, and respect other business owners of the page. So please remember to always use your manners, sure you may be having a bad day, but that doesn’t mean you can be rude to myself, or anyone else on the page as we are all trying to help.

Tax Time

Tax time is coming and you need to be prepared! Start collecting your receipts now and begin a spreadsheet of what you have spent/earned. When in doubt, check out this helpful guide


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This week…..
This week I’m working on computer based jobs you can do from home, along with a few recipes. Such as affordable soups you can freeze. Because we all know I like easy things, and soup is one of the best! If you have something you would like to learn more about, send me an email at


Hope everyone has a wonderful week and a blessed Christmas!!!