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I’m baaack, a couple of weeks earlier than originally planned. Today, I am going to discuss where I’ve been for the past couple weeks, since there were questions and concerns in regards to my video silence, and I said that I would fill everyone in when I was ready.
So, I’ve been an unemployed homemaker and stay-at-home mom since 2010, and that’s been okay until recently. My husband and I both agreed that we need to get out of survive mode and get into thrive mode, since we now have a more clear vision of what we want our future to look like. In order to accomplish our goals, we decided that I need to start contributing an income.
So, a few weeks ago, I decided to take a 5-week break from YouTube so that I could focus all of my efforts on an employment search and transitioning into all of the changes associated with that. But, I quickly realized and was reminded that a traditional job role was not for me. So, I had applied at a position and was interviewed. I was 99% sure that the job was mine when the interviewer asked me back in to sign paperwork for a background check the next day.
While I was waiting for the background check to clear, which took a total of four days, I looked into child care. I did the math and realized that I would profit less than $100 per month after childcare costs were taken out, if I accepted the position. With a sad employment history for a decent-paying job and not wanting to waste any more time, I immediately started looking into work-at-home jobs, while I was still waiting to hear back from the interviewer about the background check.
I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart and have considered working from home before. Last week, I came across a freelance transcriptionist position, applied, and was approved the same day, I think. I am pleased to say that I am now working happily from home. Since it’s only been less than a week, I am still making that transition from stay-at-home to work-at-home, trying to find balance in managing work and home now. But, I don’t have to worry about any sort of childcare-related issues. It’s not a high-paying job, in the least, but I have the potential to earn a lot more than what I would’ve earned in that traditional job role. And I absolutely love being a work-at-home; I love what I do.
I am also looking into additional streams of income. I still hope to work towards getting my YouTube channel monetized again. I also started a new home and life management blog as a kind of companion to my YouTube channel. It’s still under construction currently, but I am so excited to get it up and running and share it with everyone ASAP.
Now, I’m hoping that my new income will be sufficient enough for us to pursue our goals in a timely manner. Even though it’s not a lot, I think it will, especially if I stay focused and dedicated.