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How I Make $20 an Hour Working from Home and Still Have Time for my Kids

Happy New Year, friends!! I hope everyone had a safe and exciting holiday season.  I am still vegging out on the couch at my mom’s house trying to keep warm and toasty by the fire and I hope everyone else is staying warm during these crazy cold temps!

For me, a new year always brings new opportunities.  For the past few years instead of making resolutions, I have set goals.  One of my major goals for 2017 was to find a reliable source of income that would help our family pay for some extra expenses.

For as long as I can remember, I have always looked for extra ways to make money.  I started working as a hostess at 13 and I would work three jobs each summer when I was home from college.  With any full-time job I have ever had, I have always done something extra on the side.

Once I had kiddos, my whole work life was turned upside down.  I left my job to be a full-time mommy and even though I don’t regret it for one minute, I missed working and bringing in an income of my own.  It took a few years of trying out different business ventures, but I have finally found one that works for my family and I couldn’t help but share it with anyone else that might be looking for something similar.

Make $14-$22 an Hour Working from Home

One day when the kids were napping I clicked on a Forbes article that listed the top companies to work for in 2017.  The list was specifically geared for remote/work-from-home opportunities.  I clicked through the first couple and immediately stopped when I got to what was listed as the #5 company.  At first I wasn’t sure what to think, but I started doing research and I knew immediately I wanted to give it a shot.

Make $14-$22 an Hour working from home

VIPKID is a work-from-home company where you teach ESL to kids in China.  They are looking for applicants that have a Bachelor’s Degree and have some experience with children (teaching, church nursery, babysitting, homeschooling, etc.).  The interview process was pretty simple and within days I had the job and could start teaching.  In my opinion, the pay is great.  It ranges from $14-$22 per hour based on your experience.  All you need is a computer, a reliable internet connection and a headset and you can teach from any quiet spot in your home, hotel, etc.

Make $14-$22 an Hour Working from Home

My absolute favorite part about the company is that you create your own schedule.  You only open up time slots that you are available to teach and then parents book you based on your availability.  The hours are a bit tricky because you are teaching children in China.  I work from 5:30am – 7:30am each morning and some hours during the evening and weekends when I don’t have any prior plans.  This is especially great for me because I work before my kids wake up and after they go to sleep.  I open my schedule around them and I never feel like I am taking away from my mommy duties.  This job is great for teachers who are looking for additional money during summer break, moms who are looking for a flexible schedule, or just the hustlers looking to bring in some extra money each month.

Make $14-$22 an Hour Working from Home

Since I have started, this job has completely changed my life.  My “side hustle” has given me the opportunity to book a vacation for my family and I am on my way to paying off my school loan.

I would love to share as much information as I can about the company or answer any questions you might have.  If you click on this link and fill out a profile, shoot me an email and I can help you with your interview process! I have spent a long time trying to find something that worked for me and my family and I am so excited to share it with anyone that will listen!  My email address is mikaela.marra@gmail.com – please email me with any questions you have!

 

 

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I know I don’t have to tell you, but being a mom is hard work.  By the end of each day I am absolutely exhausted and can’t wait to settle down and have some time for myself.  That is of course after the kitchen gets cleaned, the laundry gets folded and everything gets prepped for the following day 🙂

Until about 4 months ago I spent most of my days fighting exhaustion and rocking pj’s all day until I was forced to get dressed.  I knew that I had to make some changes in order to be a better mom and have the energy I needed to keep up with the kiddos.  Since making a few small changes, I have felt so much better and look forward to each morning.  Here are some of the changes I have made and I hope some of these will help you enjoy your days too!

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Baptizing the Babes

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My husband and I took the kiddos to my hometown of Destin, Florida last month to baptize our little boy and little girl.  Due to my little girl’s heart surgeries, we were unable to baptize her shortly after her birth and ended up waiting so that we could baptize both of the babies at the same time.  It was an absolute wonderful day filled with great friends and family all in one place.

Little B was super sassy and a little overwhelmed with all of her favorite people in one place so her sassiness was on overdrive.  I was so nervous that our photographer was not going to be able to get any good shots because B was crying 90% of the event.  I was SO happy when I saw her images.  If you are ever in the Destin/30a area, you have to find Susi Photography and have her photograph your family.  She is amazing and I can’t wait to use her again when B is fully napped and fed 🙂

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My Favorite Children’s Products

One of the first things I did after finding out that I was pregnant was start to look for better options for children when it came to health and hygiene.  I knew I wanted to make better choices for my children and I knew that they had to be out there.  Now that our oldest is almost 2, I feel like we have tried a ton of different products and I wanted to share some of our favorites.  Of course everyone is different but these have been wonderful for our needs.  Most of what we use skews natural/organic and we have found that they work just as well, if not better, than what we were using prior to kiddos. I would love to hear some of what has worked best for you and your family!

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