10 Things That’s Keeping You Broke

If you are struggling with making money whether it be at home or in your business, I can guarantee you that one of these mistakes might need to be eliminated. I hope you understand that you can have it all; success in life and business but you must first put some systems in place in order to make the transition. Being in business for almost eight years, I can tell you about all the mistakes I’ve made in business. But, I wouldn’t be here today, if I had thrown in the towel and quit. I always say, I”m going to fail my way to the top and I want to carry you right along with me.

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Money

Making money at home and in your business is the ultimate goal of why we are in the business in the first place. Moms want to be creative and be able to make money while taking care of their children.  The biggest frustration that I hear about when I speak to moms is they are not making money in their business and then they end up not doing anything at all because it’s too painful. Majority of the time, moms always put themselves last and do without so that their kids can have what they need. I know all too well about how this feels because when I first began my first business, The LaTersa Diaper Cakes, I wasn’t making crap and when I tell you, I was broker than Peter and Paul put together, that would be an understatement! My first year in business, I was in the -$3,000.  

I was so hurt that it almost made me throw in the towel early. See, what I learned is that you have to be willing to put in the work, even when you are not seeing the results that you desire. Here are five reasons why you are not making money whether it’s in your business or at home:

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Making Money

    • You are not focused: You are trying to do too many things and when you are allowing yourself to become a jack of all trades, nothing sticks. You confuse people because one week, you are a jewelry maker and next week, you are a coach. If you need to gain clarity, don’t hesitate, do it today!
    • Not promoting: If you keep all your products and services to yourself and never tell anybody, how can you expect anyone to know that you are a solution to their problem.
    • You give up too quickly: Every time you hit a rough spot, you give up and start something else. You have to keep at it until you see the results that you want.



  • Too proud: You don’t want anyone to know that you are struggling and you need help. Everybody needs help and coaching at some point in their career.
  • Freebie queen: You think you will always find your solution on YouTube or Google.  Here’s a newsflash for you; no one will ever give you everything for free. It’s time you give yourself permission to get answers to your questions. Another reason is you might be giving away your products for free all the time.

Before you decide to throw in the towel, hire a coach so you can skip the drama and gain the clarity that you need. I always say you are your biggest investment and until you gain clarity, you will continue to go down the same path and keep getting the same results.  I hope this post has blessed you in some way or another. Please share this with your friends and family!

QUESTION: What has kept you stuck from making money in your business? Leave me a comment below

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How To Start A Blog

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how to start a blogI’ve been a work at home mom since early 2009. I can tell you first hand that when starting a blog with little to no knowledge of what you’re doing can be a pain in you know what. Since starting my very first blog, I have learned a lot of things and I can tell you this; your blog has to have the proper resources in place in order for it to function.  Earlier this year, I lost all three of my blogs due to hacking and malware.

Now, that I got The Mommy Maven’s Blog back up and running, I have taken the necessary precautions to make sure my site is protected. I will be sharing with you tools and resources that I use on a daily basis to make sure my blog is running properly.

 

 

Several Tools Needed To Start A Blog

There are a few things that must be in place before promoting your blog to the world. Blogging platform, hosting, domain, SEO tools, backup tools, plugins and etc.



Blogging Platform: I highly recommend wordpress.org because it gives you more control and ownership of your content and blog.  In order for you to have a hub for all of your blogs, you need to understand what a platform for blogging is and it is simply your content management system.

Hosting: Is a website server that houses your content such as blogging, videos, and etc. I use Siteground for my blog.  You can get hosting from them for as low as $3.95. I find that you save more when you opt to pay annually instead of monthly. I paid $92.00 for an entire year for the business package. Before switching to Siteground, I was with HostGator and I always had issues with them; like shutting down myself without notice or warning. It was always something.

Domain: A domain is what you will use to direct people to your site. www.latersablakely.com is an example of a domain and you can grab domains for as little as $0.99 at godaddy.com.

Blog Design

Now, that you have your blog up and running, it’s time to design it and make it feel like you. Well, my first blog was Moms Wearing Multiple Hats and I uploaded an already mommy blog from one of my mommy friends, while it was nice and all, I couldn’t make changes to it because it wasn’t my own.  I kept it for years because it was very appealing to moms, which is my ideal audience.

I also changed back in 2011, to optimizepress because I wanted to be able to create my own landing pages and not have to continue to pay a designer to change my banner or create a landing page for me. I was spending tons of money just to update a banner. Yes, it can get very expensive if you add it over a year’s time.

If you want to stand out in the crowd and not look like everyone else, you should get an avatar or logo made. I have used a few designers in the past, but I recommend when starting out, invest at the level that you can afford. Fiverr is a great one starting at $5. Always look for the designers with the top ratings. I now use Canva for business and that is what I highly recommend to all of my clients.  I still use picmonkey for backup and it’s super user-friendly.

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How To Make Your Blog Run Smoothly

Congrats on getting your blog up and running. So now you want to make sure it’s running properly and I have a few tools you want to incorporate within your site. These are plugins. Just add a new plugin and search for it.

  • All-in-One SEO
  • Jetpack
  • SG Optimizer
  • Speakpike (allows your visitors to leave you voice mail)
  • SumoMe (allows you to get visitors to opt-in to your list)
  • Askimet (spam plugin)
  • Shareaholic (allows your visitors to share your content via social media)
  • Wordfence (Antivirus and spam control)

How To Get Your Blog Visitors

Social media.  Are social sites that bloggers and mompreneurs use to get traffic to their sites. My all-time favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Plus. Now, my advice to you is to start with one platform and get good at that before you start trying to be all over the place. You want to share consistently on a daily basis because with how social media works, if you are not showing up regularly, people will forget about you.

Guest posts/Writing. You can sign up via other people’s blog that are within similar niches as your blog and do guest post. I have done this a lot through out my career.  In order for readers to visit your blog regularly, you have to have great content that they love reading. But, please don’t make the habit of just rushing through writing because I promise you, you will have a few typos. I suggest you use Grammarly, it’s one of my favorite

Email Marketing.  This is a way that you communicate with your audience. I have used Mailchimp my entire time working at home and I highly recommend them when you are first starting out. You can stay in contact with your readers via emails.

 

I hope you can find this post helpful to you. Be sure to share this with your mompreneur and mommy friends!

 

 

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5 Call Center Companies You Work For At Home




About three years ago, I had my big break with getting a call center job at home. Since having over five years of call center experience, I thought I would give it try. As you know i’ve been working from home about eight years now, with occasionally re-entering back into the work force. I must say it was super exciting finally being able to work at home. Now, that my kiddos are in school now, I figured I would try my hand at it, now that my home is pretty much quiet for a few hours during the day and sometimes, I would work in the early part of the morning before waking them for school.

5 Call Center Companies You Can Work For At Home

  • ACD Direct. This one was one of my favorites of all time. I did get a lot of hours with them, but mainly worked in the late hours. The customer service people were very nice. The only reason why i’m not working for them now is because where I am the internet service sucks and if you can’t get good call quality, you can easily get written up. As long as you give them a head of time notice, they will excuse your shift.

 

  • Call Center Q/A. I worked with them for a bit as well, and you get paid $5 per call you make. It’s kind of like being a mystery shopper. You call like you are going to purchase their product or service.  They also have a referral program, that pays you $5 for each referral but at this time, they are not doing that.

 



 

  • Secret Shopper. If you love shopping then you will love being a mystery shopper. I can share with you all my tips and tricks at Mystery Shopping 101. You can even get paid to take trips to Disney World and go on dates with your husband. Go ahead give it a try!

 

  • Talk2rep. A few of my mommy friends worked for this company.

I hope these companies lead you to your next work at home job opportunity. I’m congratulating you in advance! One last thing, you will need a great headphone set that has great reception and noise free control. I will share with you the top two that I used and loved. You will not regret this investment. And a lot of the companies require this phone set.

 



20 Work At Home Jobs



I have compiled a list of jobs that you can do to make extra money while at home with your kiddos. I know how you feel when you really want to support your husband financially, but you struggle with finding a solution.  Sit tight and grab a glass of wine cause it’s my desire that you will find something within this post to help you.

30 Work At Home Jobs

20 Work at home jobsCustomer Service-Phone

Data Entry

Direct Sales

Driving

Freelance Writing/Editing

  • Blogher: pays $50 per approved article
  • Upworks (Formerly Elance)

Tech Support

  • Best Buy: They hire at home phone support known as Geeksquad
  • Apple: At home Advisors

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I have done my best to compile a list of companies that are hiring. Be sure to check their website often to research which companies are a great fit for you. If you are looking to start your business, grab The Real & Raw Guide To Starting Your Business E-book. 

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Make Extra Money For The Holidays



I hope you guys all had an amazing Labor Day Weekend and you enjoyed spending time with your loved ones.  Well, today is the first of the fourth quarter and you know what that means; you only have 3 more months left in this year.  Some of you might me looking for ways to make some extra money for the holidays and I want to give you three ways that you can begin to do that now.

 

 

 

4 Ways to Make Money During The Holidays

 

1) Become A Telephone Mystery Shopper.  You are probably saying LaTersa, what the heck is this? Well, it is very simple and all you do is, take a 6 minute phone call and afterwards do a call evaluation. Simple right, that’s it and guess what, it’s free to join and all you need to do is fill out the registration form and wait to receive your welcome email with the test call. It pays $5 per call and you can also make an additional stream of revenue by referring others and make $5 per referral. I share more ways to make money with mystery shopping in my ebook.  Learn more now!

make money from home Make Extra Money For The Holidays

2) Become a Paparazzi Jewelry Representative. Yep, if you love fashion jewelry, then you can not only purchase it for $5, but you can sell it as well. Get details here!

3) Publish & Sell Your Ebooks.  If you love to write and you have a skill that you would love sharing information about; why not write and publish your own ebooks and start selling them and make a profit. Write yours in just a weekend, it’s that simple. Grab your course now! 



4) Sell Your T-Shirts. If you have t-shirts or mommy mugs for your audience, then bundle them up together to make a cute little gift set and start selling them. A great way to bring in some extra money. Check it out now!

I hope these couple of ideas will give you some lead way on how you can begin right now making easy money from the comfort of your home. If you need help with putting together a plan for you to make money from home, Click here and schedule your clarity session with me.  If this post has been helpful to you, will you share it with your friends and family?

QUESTION: What ways have you been making money from home, leave me a comment in the box below.

 

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