I recently received a pre-released copy of Crystal Paine’s new book Money-Making Mom that is due out November 3, 2015. I enjoyed Crystal’s previous book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode so I was really excited to dive into this book, and it did not disappoint.
As I am working on developing my own business with this blog and trying to figure it all out, this book could not have come at a better time. I have already learned so much about why I have been struggling to get the things done and why some ventures I have tried have not worked for the long term. I have realized the dangers I have been putting myself and my family in by trying to do too much at one time.
The first thing I want to make clear is that this book is not a step-by-step guide to making a specific amount of money. This book is about how to work through the challenges of creating a business, it is filled with real life tips, examples and failures. Crystal opens up about her failed attempts to get started at making money from home. She walks you through ways to identify your talents and abilities that you could turn into income and the stories of other women and how they did it as well. I was so inspired to hear from so many women.
When I started this blog I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I wanted a place to share my voice. I only kept it up here and there not really doing anything with it. I have seen so much about making money blogging or working from home, and with young kids I wanted to have more options. I love to write so I thought a blog would be something awesome but in a scary world full of millions of blogs, how would I ever get into this, am I too late to get in this game? These were all questions I had spinning around my head when I opened Money Making Mom.
Crystal is so open about how she is making it all work but also how things were not working. She has her own story of missteps and failures on her path to where she is now and of all the things she has learned. I know I have a lot to learn still and this has me fired up and ready to take notes. I have a long list already going on re-thinking things and slowing down.
I love this quote as it aligns to something I have said so many times but I need to remember more.
You may have noticed I have not posted as much and that is greatly due to reading this book, realizing that I was not really ready to devote the time that is needed to be where I think I might be able to take this blog to, I needed to step back and think smaller first. I am working on a full business plan to make sure I am not just flying by the seat of my pants (although my posts will still be my usual random, they will have a more direct purpose). The essence of my blog will remain but I am working on the long term strategy to help this be a monetized blog.
I am taking all the advice I can from this book and applying it here. I hope to share my experiences as I go so you can learn more about all the different ways you can earn an income from home as well. I know so many that are looking to supplement their current income to pay off debt, save for a vacation but I also know others that are looking to replace their income and be able to be home with their young ones or just get out of their stressful job. I highly recommend reading Money Making Mom and get working on your plan.
If you haven’t already checked out Crystal’s new book make sure you do soon. She has some really amazing freebies available with the pre-order, these will go away once the book is live, and will only return for a separate purchase price.
Check out these freebie offers!
- Make Over Your Calendar: 7 Day Online Course—a comprehensive course to teach you how to simplify, streamline, and organize your daily schedule & to-do’s.
- Crystal’s Top 10 Favorite Productivity Tools Tip Sheet—a printable PDF with links and information on Crystal’s favorite tools for better time management.
- An Exclusive Live Q&A Call—an invitation to join Crystal for a special Q&A call to ask any of your Money-Making Mom questions
You can claim these offers after you pre-order the book by going to MoneyMakingMomBook.com, you also have to check out her outtakes at the bottom of the page, just hilarious!
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