A Part Time Work Online Success!

Heather at Wealthy Affiliate
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Heather's Success Story

This online business success story is about Heather, who has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2015. She traded her corporate job for blogging and became a part-time work online success!

Heather was a vice-president at a huge company. Many weeks she spent 50-60 plus hours at the office. While she enjoyed the challenge of this job, she also longed to be at home with her kids.

As time passed, the company Heather worked for decided to close the local office where she worked. She had a choice to either relocate to another state or accept a severance package. She chose the severance package and launched her new part-time home business.

Heather's Initial Goals

Heather started her new business with some very realistic goals:

  • She wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, so she could be with and raise her kids.
  • She wanted to earn at least $1,000 per month from her blog.
  • She wanted her time requirements to be flexible and not many hours.
  • She wanted a creative outlet for her writing and design skills.

For many people, these goals seemed pretty realistic.

Heather wrote in an earlier blog post that within her first week at Wealthy Affiliate, she already had two very frustrating experiences. She was stuck and didn't know what to do. 

Instead of giving up, she asks the community for help. They generously responded with helpful feedback and answers that allowed her to continue moving forward.

Heather's Results

While Heather started seeing commissions ($2) after one month with Wealthy Affiliate, she writes a recent post on her long term successes with her new business:

  • She still spends full-time at home with her four kids. She gets them out of bed in the morning, drops and picks them up from school, attends different school events, and has coffee dates with her friends.
  • She makes a lot more than her original goal of $1,000 per month. She is essentially earning a full-time income.
  • She works typically only 10-15 hours per week on her blog. Her kids keep her busy preventing her from spending any more time than that. The best part is the flexibility. She can work when she wants to and not have to stress over it.
  • She is finding it to be an excellent outlet for her creative side. Heather has learned a ton about web and graphic designs.

Is Starting a Part-Time Online Business Easy?

As Heather responds; No, not even in the slightest. 

Lot of Hard Work

She put in a lot of hard work to get to this point in her journey. 

One of her primary goals was not to work full-time, so she needed to focus on those activities which returned the most significant amount of value to her business. She had to work smarter.

Heather also found it challenging to compare herself with other Wealthy Affiliate members who were already seeing success. She did not have the same amount of time to spend and had to remember her reasons for why she started blogging.

She does want people to realize, though, that online success is achievable. It definitely will not happen overnight. But the many different frustrations experienced along with the ups and downs do eventually smooth out. 

At that point, you realize that all your hard work was very much worth it!

You can read about Heather's part-time online success story at 3 Years!



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