• 11 Best Online Side Hustles of 2020

    11 Best Online Side-Hustles of 2020

    March 17,2020 by Brittany Hutchings

     

     

    Are you a stay at home mom, working mom, college student mom, on the lookout for legitimate work from home jobs? Do you wish to increase your income while enjoying family-time or earn some money from a side hustle? Then look no further because you have come to the right spot.

    I know,  I know. You’re probably a little skeptical. I was too at first. I was a broke, young struggling single mom of two. I worked two jobs while going to college full time (back then it was ALL online, so I could pull off doing all 3. No. Not recommended for everyone.) I often found myself scanning the web hours on end to find a way to make a little extra money. But then Pinterest pointed me in the right direction.

    Below I have listed just a hand few of legitimate work from home jobs that have a pretty good pay scale and can provide you with high income that you’ve been searching for. Start earning money from your couch…or kitchen table. Wanna know the best part? These jobs require little to no experience. Anyone with a smartphone/laptop and a reliable internet connection can do it. It’s that easy.

    Eager to see what online jobs I have for you? Then please keep reading 😊

    Below, I’ve categorized these different freelance jobs under three main heads for easy convenience.

     

     

    Work from home online jobs
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    TRANSCRIPTION SITES:

    Transcription jobs are easily one of my favorites because the job requirements are very easy. In my opinion, it is like data entry. The best part of transcription jobs is that they are perfect for newbies just starting out or skilled transcriptionists. A transcriptionist’s job is to convert audio/video files into written format. For example, I have an audio file that needs to be transcribed. To do this, the audio/file would be talking while I would be writing EXACTLY what was said. When the job is finished you simply submit it to the client. That’s it!

    Seriously, there’s TONS and TONS of online work for transcriptionists. As the popularity of videos is exploding all over the internet, the need for transcriptionists is rapidly growing.


    1. TranscribeMe: TranscribeMe is a great site for beginners to start with but the only downfall is that it requires a basic transcription test before you can start working.
    2. Tigerfish: Tigerfish is one of the largest transcription sites that pay very well and enables freelancers to earn an income right from your comfy couch. It offers a vast variety of jobs from quick and simple to lengthy and time consuming (pay is typically better)
    3. SpeakWrite: If you are wanting to make that extra mula one the side with little effort- then this site is for you! You can literally earn up to a solid 3K in ONE MONTH by working here. If you have the skills- I highly encourage you to join.
    4. Scribie: Scribie is one of my personal favorites because not only does it provide ample opportunity for freelancers, its another website that provides you with ample income. All that is required is simple transcription tasks and a clear understanding of the English language as an English test is required.
    5. Quickate: The cool thing about Quicktate is that they will literally pay you for every 4 words that you transcribe successfully.  Another perk-weekly payment.

     

     

    EDITING AND PROOF-READING JOBS:

    While editing requires you to study a document for sentence structure, clarity, and flow, proof-reading includes reviewing the document as the final step before submitting it to the client. As a proofreader- it is important to read the document several times to ensure that the document is free of spelling & grammatical errors. The incredible perk to this job- earn up to $4,000 a month.

    These top reliable sites for where you can apply for editing and proof-reading jobs to work from home include the following:

    1. Proofreadingcom: Yet another site where you can apply for editing /proofreading jobs. You can either choose to work full time or part-time based on your choice. The site provides you with enough work to be able to earn extra money depending on the number of hours you want to put in.
      1.  Domainite:  You will have to edit a sample piece so if you do well then you will receive a contract from the site. This site is great for beginners and to learn new opportunities.
      2. Kibin: Most popular sites where you can apply for editing/proofreading; If you have the skills and keen eye to make a piece of writing well to better, then I encourage you to apply on this site and produce a decent amount of income for yourself.

     

    VIRTUAL ASSISTANT JOBS:

    Becoming a Virtual Assistant is one of the best when it comes to earning an income online. If you’ve always dreamt of working in an office but you’re unable to- make your dreams come to reality by becoming and VA. As a VA, your earning potential can easily be as high as $25 per hr as a complete newbie with zero experience to $100 per hour as an experienced VA! How nuts is that?!

    If you’re eager to get started working from home and being your own boss, keep reading below for an organized list of best Virtual Assistant Online jobs that pay the best!

    By now most of us have heard of Pinterest. Well good news! It’s possible to work for Pinterest without applying to one of those fancy LA office-based jobs but instead, right from your couch! The wonderful thing about Pinterest is that there are over 70+ million active users. Think about how many small business owners are on Pinterest looking for that perfect online assistant to help keep them organized, pin pins, create new pins, and much, much more. One of the best perks of being a Pinterest VA is that you can set your own rates. One of my known clients charges anywhere from $75-100/hour depending on the task. Although for beginners just starting out it is typically around $15-20/hour (which isn’t bad at all!)

    Here are a few legit companies that are currently looking for Virtual Assistants:

    1. Time etc:  This leading Virtual Assistant company pays to complete various tasks for clients. Pay is around $12-$18 per hour.
    2. Virtual Office VA – Virtual Office VA hires virtual assistants to work with top real estate businesses, agents, investors, and some small businesses. This company hires virtual assistants to work with some of the top real estate earners, investors & agents, however, they also assist small businesses with tasks that do not require a license or someone to physically be there. Starting pay is $10to $15 an hour
    3. Fancy Hands: This company pays anywhere between $2.50 to $7 per task and goes up from there.

    Now that you are aware and familiar with just SOME of the amazing work from home job opportunities, hop on board and see which suits you best! And remember, practice makes perfect.

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  • How To Make Money from Your Blog

    October 6, 2020

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    Bulletproof ways to monetize your blog

    Making money from your blog seems easy enough to do, right? Keep reading to learn more about how to make legit money from your blog. There are about a million and one ways you can make money on the internet these days; as each day goes on, it becomes less and less skeptical to make money from your blog. If you’re new to blogging and all of the information you’ve found on Pinterest is overwhelming and you’re ready to start your blog today, you have come to the right place.

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    As a certified blog coach that reached over 2 million monthly viewers on Pinterest last month, I have worked incredibly hard to perfect my strategy when it comes to getting traffic to your blog. There are MANY ways to make money online, but blogging is my favorite as it is so versatile and has many doorways. Blogging is a great way to earn passive income…meaning you’re basically earning money WHILE YOU SLEEP! Say whaaaaat? Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean you can publish 1 or 2 blog posts and call it good and expect to get rich over night. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way, or else everyone would be doing it. Starting a blog takes a lot of time, energy, education, and trial and error. However it will pay off. A few years back it could take ages to start earning money from your blog, but fast forward to 2020 and you could start earning money within days!      

     

    1. Optimize your blog for ads

    Optimizing your blog means setting it up to make money. In my experience, it’s highly recommended not to use a free service. You will not  be the owner of your blog OR your website content. When using a free service, you will not get the support you need and you will have very limited design options that will soon attract people to your blog.   If you want to make money from your blog, your site will need to be self-hosted on a server that allows you to completely customize your website. I highly recommend Bluehost.; although its not free, you will be able to host all your files on a server and not have to worry about losing them. This option does come with a price tag, but you have to spend a little money to make a little money. You wont be able to add ads to your blog site if you set up your the blog the wrong way.

     

    NO VIEWS= NO MONEY

    Reasons why you NEED Bluehost:

    • When you click on the links in this post, you will get 60% off the NORMAL COST OF STARTING a blog for my special discount of $2.95 a month. **

    They register your blog name for you for free + hassle-free, making it impossible for anyone else to steal your name.

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  • Free + simple installation of the WordPress blogging software30-day money-back guarantee so if you are not happy for any reason at all you can get your money back.

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  • Next, click the “get started now” button to chose your package. As an added bonus, I was able to get a special deal with Bluehost where you cant get started for $2.95 per month!

    Next, click the “get started now” button to chose your package. As an added bonus, I was able to get a special deal with Bluehost where you cant get started for $2.95 per month!

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    2. Create Engaging & Eye-catching Content

    Many people start a blog for a hobby but then turn it into a business. There’s a difference between getting traffic and getting engaged readers who actually stay on your page for more than 2 seconds. To gain more followers it’s best to write about engaging topics, or topics that offer a solution to a problem.  On top of engaging content that is relatable, you want eye-catching graphics. Be a problem solver and write for your readers and not for yourself. Answer questions they may have.

    The best types of blog posts that most likely drive traffic are:

    1. Lists

    2. How-To Guides

    3. Checklists/Cheat Sheets

    4. Infographics

    5. Guest Blogging

    3. Affiliate Marketing

    Now that you have optimized your blog site and created gorgeous content, it’s time to learn about affiliate marketing as it is a great way for beginner bloggers to start earning money. Remember, it’s key to learn how to drive free traffic to your blog so that you can turn your traffic into customers. 

    1. Chose the best affiliate marketing platform.
    2. Select product and link
    3. Fill your blog post with related specific key words
    4. Place link in related blog post 
    5. Share your content link on Pinterest. 
    6. Wait for people to purchase product through your affiliate link. 

    It’s really that easy! 

    4. Don’t Be Afraid of Investing

    If you are serious about making money blogging, it’s time to invest in yourself and your blogging biz. There are a lot of great free resources out there, and you can learn so much from free courses but if you’re struggling with any step along the way, don’t be afraid of investing money in  a coach or course that could help you shortcut your learning time. They are proven to be beneficial to monetizing your blog. As I like to say, knowledge is power. 

    5. Create a Product or Service

    Aside from just “blogging”, you can use your blogging skills to freelance your work. By freelancing your work, you can create logos, become a coach/consultant, or create a printable, courses, and much more. You can easily promote your work on Pinterest using a strong keyword strategy. In April 2020, my blog post “Activities for Kids to do at home” drove over 50,0000 just from that one post. My affiliate links blew up and I was able to cash in on my activity list.

    Leave a reply in the comments and tell me about your blogging journey! 

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  • Ten Simple Ways to Protect Your Vibe

    Ten Simple Ways to Protect Your Vibe and Mental Clarity

    in a world full of sociopaths.

    positivity, health, mental health awareness.

     

    Welcome to 2020, a year known for it’s tumultuous events that seem to never end and most of us are probably feeling drained. Our mental clarity has taken a plummet and our vibes are dull.. Now more than ever, it’s extremely important  to guard your vibe and energy as we are quickly finding out that many of those we encounter these days, are sociopaths. Protecting your vibe and mental clarity  is even easier than you think. If you don’t know how than here is a simple list to get you going. Don’t worry when reading this, as you may have a bit of a reality check…and that’s okay! We all need them from time to time as it aids in self-growth. Being able to protect your vibe and mental clarity also helps with self-love. Here’s a list of ten simple ways to protect your vibe and mental clarity, even during a pandemic! Go grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and snuggle in. It’s time to drop the dead weight and start living the life you have always wanted.

     

     

     

    how to protect your vibe
    how to protect your vibe and inner well-being, even during a pandemic.

     

    Ο Learn to let go of things you cannot control-

    Unfortunately you cant stop a tornado from happening, or deadly virus outbreak, though you can prevent simple anxiety. One of the largest leading factors that lead to anxiety is procrastination. You can control that. Learn to set a new routine for yourself and start by making a small to-do list to help you stay focused on your tasks. Training your mind, body, and soul to accomplish even the smallest of tasks is a great way to stick to a plan. We cant control the things we cant, like losing a job. But we can get a new job.

    Ο Avoid comparing yourself to others-

    It’s so easy to find ourselves comparing our lives to someone else’s and thinking that the grass is greener on the other side. To be quite frank, if you focus on watering your won garden, you wouldn’t have to wonder IF the grass was truly greener on the other side. . That’s not fair to you, or the person whom you feel is above you. You don’t know how long it took them to get to that place. Don’t compare where your at in your life to someone else. It will belittle you and have you feeling defeated. If you find yourself in this position, make a change if you can. Toxic friend draining your energy? Love them from a distance. Stuck in a job where its a dead end? Do  what you need to do to get to where your standards are.

     

     

     

     

    Ο Always keep your faith larger than your fears

    It’s like looking for the sun when the rain never stops. Anytime anything negative happens, figured out a way to make the problem better. Try pushing yourself out of your comfort box. For example, I have a difficult time going into the grocery store these days. I have to mentally tell myself that I need groceries and my kids need food to eat.

    Ο Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right with your vibe.

    I learned A LONG TIME AGO, always trust your gut instinct because 9/10 it’s always correct.  Practice saying no. Say no to anything that doesn’t sit well with you; you are entitled to make your own decisions and your feelings are valid.

    Ο Do spend time alone.

    When my anxiety is super crazy some days, I like to shut myself in my dark bedroom, put a weighted blanket  over me and listen to some ASMR on YouTube. It’s very soothing and satisfying; spending time alone can ensure your empty cup gets refilled. Being in world full of sociopaths can be very draining so it;s important to make time for ourselves. There’s 24 hours in a day, you are entitled and deserving of at least one hour of the 24.

    Ο Avoid gossip and bashing others-

    All I will say about this one is, it’s impossible to grow if you’re always worried about what someone else is doing. Water your own grass and focus on it’s growth. Plus, you know you’d be p!ssed if you were in the spot light. Im sure we all learned in grade school that it isn’t nice to talk about someone when they aren’t there to defend themselves

    Ο Speak kindly to yourself and to other people

    Positive affirmations are a great way to put yourself in a self-love routine. Simply start with a simple affirmation. “I am beautiful.” “I can do this.” See my full affirmation’s list to get of easy to follow positive affirmations.

     

     

     

    Ο Stay away from people who drain your energy

    These types of people may be known as toxic people. If you’re afraid to cut a toxic family member off, love them from a distance. After a while though, you’ll learn how to  politely tell them to f*ck off. Once you realize how precious you and your time are, it becomes that much easier to drop the dead weight.  I’m also talking about those so called friends who claim to always have your back, but when the time comes they’re nowhere in sight. Or those friends who never call you to check in, but then claim they hate everyone and so forth…those kind of people will hinder your growth.

    Ο Ignore any opinions that don’t enhance your life

    The way I look at it is, if someone has something to say about my life, they better make sure their closest is empty before judging someone else. Learning how to ignore any opinions that DON’T ENHANCE YOUR LIFE can take a long time., but it is crucial in order to protect your state of mind. I used to find myself overthinking every mean  word said to me. Often times I would actually believe those words and end up in a depressive slump of self-doubt.

    Ο Stop doubting yourself

    Self doubt kills more dreams than I can count. Self doubt is a physical trait that rents a room in your head and feeds you negative thoughts. We must teach ourselves not to fill our beautiful brains with such negativity. As someone who has doubted herself for a very long time, I finally taught myself how to cope with such negativity. When I first started my blog, I had what was known as “impostor Syndrome”, meaning, I kept telling myself I wasn’t good enough for x,y, and z. I redirected who I spent my time on and how much of my time and ideas I was giving away. Be mindful of what goes in your head, because when you feed it positive thoughts, positive outcomes start happening.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • How To Stay Organized in 2020

    How To Stay Organized in 2020

     

     

     

    °This post may contain affiliate links which means if you purchase something from a recommended link, I earn a small percentage at no extra cost to you°

     

    Have you ever felt like your current surroundings are about to engulf you? Surrounded by constant clutter and/or mess? Does your heart race when you can’t seem to find your keys?

    As someone who has anxiety, being organized is crucial. Not being able to find what you need (last minute at times) causes a state of panic and excess stress on your brain and heart. To be organized, it starts with being tidy; after all, being able to keep everything neat and tidy helps ease anxiety and help you feel less stressed and more relaxed.

     

    °MUST HAVE HOME ORGANIZATION ESSENTIALS°

    – Air Tight Food Storage Containers

    Kitchen organization

    – Stackable Fridge Containers 

    Pan Organizer 

    Kitchen organization

    – Double Shower Curtain Rings 

    Since a new decade equals a fresh, or a clean slate for most, why not start the new year off with a new outlook?

    Here are a few quick tips to help you stay organized in 2020:

    Clean Out Your Purse.

    For most of us mama bears, we keep our entire lives in our bags so it’s important to keep it cleaned out and organized (and sanitized!). Get rid of loose change, those crumbs at the bottom, trash, and anything else you don’t need.

    Do this: weekly

    Curious what to keep in your purse?

                -planner

    – chapstick- must have to keep those   

                  lips soft

                    – hand sanitizer

                    – travel size hand lotion

                    – small mirror

                    – extra phone charger ( just incase)

                    – wallet

                    – travel size hand lotion

                    – perfume (optional of course)

                    – travel size deodarant

                    – sanitary cup, napkin, tampon

    Clean Out Your Car

    Listen, I get it. Your vehicle probably looks like a bomb went off between the crushed cheerios under the seats, to leftover water bottles and fast food trash. We all have a different level of items in our vehicles and different levels of tidiness. So for the of us that aren’t, keep your car clean and organized with these few tips:

                    Tip #1- each time you get out of the vehicle, take an arm full of trash with you (or just all of it if you can.) By doing so it will reduce clutter and anxiety.

                    Tip #2- limit food intake in the vehicle. It’s okay to eat in the car, but if you make a mess, make sure to get it cleaned instead of letting it sit.

                    Tip #3- keep important documents like an insurance card, registration, etc. In your glove box that way it is readily available for when you need it most.

                    Tip #4- Keep a small grocery bag or trash bin in your vehicle

                    Tip #5- place air fresheners under seats.

    Do this: Weekly

    Keep Clothes to a Minimal

    There’s nothing worse than having half your wardrobe unworn. It takes up too much valuable space. Sort your clothes by making 3 separate piles. Pile 1- clothes you’re keeping. Get rid of the things you haven’t worn in at least 6 months or more. Pile 2- clothes that you are donating/giving away. Pile 3 is for the clothes that are just too gross to give to anyone.

    Keep A Planner

    Planners are a  GREAT way for busy moms like you to stay organized. I literally keep all of my thoughts, important dates + times, food intake, water intake, etc in mine. It’s been a total lifesaver for me because I am ALWAYS mixing updates if I don’t have them written down in my planner. #mombrain

    Planners are great because they come in different sizes and can pretty much fit anywhere on the go. I have a few different ones that I keep for my blogging business, my finances, and my personal/mom life.

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    Personally, I’m old school when I need to keep things organized between motherhood, business owner, blogger, and school, I like to physically see it. But for those of you who prefer to keep everything on their phone, there are apps on the Play and App store designed to fit your organized needs. Some are free, and some are not, but both are helpful.

                                                                    (*CLICK HERE TO GET MY FREE PRINTABLE PLANNER*)

    Get Ready the Night Before

    What I mean by this is, get ready for school/work the night before. I can’t tell you how many stressful and chaotic mornings I’ve had with my kids because I didn’t do this. The disorganization led to many irritable mornings with meltdowns to follow.

    So, to avoid those crazy mornings like I was having, set out clothes the night before. Make lunches and do the dishes. Going to bed with an empty sink has proven results that lower night time anxiety. Come morning time you’ll have a little extra time in the morning to calmly collect your thoughts and get those extra snuggles in with your babies.

    Mamas, I truly hope these little tips help you feel accomplished even if nothing got done that day. I hope these help you feel empowered, and most importantly, I hope they help keep you sane + lower stress.

                                                    Xoxo,

                               Brit