Making Money From Home – What’s Working For Me

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As a stay at home mom for 14 years, I was always looking for ways to make some extra money from home.

I did work part time at a local retailer while my husband was out of work. I hated it. I hated dealing with ignorant people daily! But I knew I had to get out there at least once and try it out. I worked for about a month until my husband got a job. I never went back into the modern workplace.

A few years later I started diving into graphic design and attended a college for it, only to realize that it wasn’t something I wanted to do the rest of my life. I was designing graphics for a local band, which I loved doing.

Being a stay at home mom, I knew I wanted to find something that would work for me. Click To Tweet

I then became their photographer, but with a small point and shoot. I found out how much I loved photography, which led me to start my own photography business a few years ago,  years and years after I started photographing this band.


We all know about all the “work at home” scams out there.  Especially in today’s world! There are so many!

People claiming you can make a lot of money doing surveys at sites. Now I WILL say this, YES you can make some money doing surveys, but my experience left more to be desired. I made peanuts. I joined as many as I could one time, but that just left me feeling overwhelmed and defeated, I would spend so much time filling out surveys. It just was not for me!

How about all the “medical coding and transcriptionist” jobs out there? I tried that route as well. After realizing that I needed to go to school for it I was like ok I can do that. WELL, then I realized what the actual job of medical coding and transcriptionist entails. No, thank you. You have to jump through a lot of hoops, in my experience, to even get anyone to bite. Most companies wanted 2 years experience. I clearly did not have that.

How about all the direct sell companies aka MLM aka Pyramid Scheme? Lu Laroe, Avon, Scentsy, Tupperware, Home Interiors (is that even a thing anymore??), etc. They all require you to sell a product to get any compensation and if you’re introverted like me, that just isn’t a good option! I hated selling things to people and bothering people to buy things.


Work at home scams are everywhere! Some may not be scams, but these just didn't work for me! Click To Tweet


Then I found my calling

I was approached by a friend who knew how big I was on green living and natural products. She threw her line at me about this all natural company. The nice thing is, they have over 400 products AND the variety is so crazy! Most companies focus on one thing or area, not this one! They have tons of everyday items that I use daily.  I love this company so much! 

I was super skeptical about the cleaning products, I thought well see how this goes if they actually work. Omg, you guys they do!! They work 10x better than the store brand chemical filled ones I was using. PLUS they last omg, they last so long! My detergent is going on 5 weeks! I still have half a bottle left! The old detergent I was using it was a bigger bottle, lasted me only a week! This is super concentrated stuff.

I'm a lover of natural products, nontoxic and chemical free. Click To Tweet

Did you know that the products you buy in the store are mostly water??!! YES! But with this new company, you get more concentrated products, that last longer, and will save you so much money.

How they are different

You can enroll to be a preferred member to get some awesome discounts on their products PLUS discounts at a bunch of different retailers, home security, financial services, etc. Right now they are having a deal where you can enroll for $1! You can bet I jumped on that when I heard about it! Heck yea enroll me, baby!!

If you decide you want to make some money or A LOT of money with the company all you have to do is enroll as a 2 or a 3 and refer those you know and love to the company! If you get 8 to enroll within 2 months you automatically become a DIRECTOR! If you enroll just 2 more then you get DIRECTOR 2!! You will get $500 bonus for getting to  DIRECTOR in your first 2 months! How cool is that??

Making money by helping others is the most fulfilling job I have ever had Click To Tweet

OH ! I almost forgot about the free money they give you! What?! Free money you said?? Is this real?? YES!!! Free money! $100 to be exact! They will give you $100 to spend on anything you like in their store just for viewing some videos! SHORT videos at that.

I enrolled 4 in my first month with them because I am so in love with them I couldn’t help but not talk about them!


What kind of work at home jobs do you do or have tried? How did they work out for you?

Would you be interested in joining up with a 31-year-old green manufacturer that always gives back to its customers and reps??



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  1. Joelene Mills

    July 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Great article! I was in the same boat almost 20 years ago when I decided to start my own photography business! Now, I still have that company but started a second one supporting women in Direct Sales with their business ventures! We are destined to have met! I have to agree, working from home is the way to go!

    1. theruralnest

      July 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks! Photography is such a great area to get into! I’d love to see some of your work! I agree that we were destined to meet!! Working from home is such a great opportunity that I’m so thankful I can do 🙂

    2. theruralnest

      September 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      That is aweome Joelene! I run a small photography business as well ! That is so cool that you are helping other women in direct sales! I will definetly stop by and visit your blog and hope we can work together !

  2. Nicole

    July 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing this article and your personal story. You cannot be a part of something you don’t believe in and I think you and a real life example of how promoting something you believe in can be profitable!

    1. theruralnest

      July 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Nicole! So glad you stopped by! I totally agree , being part of a company that I 100% believe in has been the most profitable business I ever tried !

    2. theruralnest

      September 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Yes! Perfectly said Nicole! You are so welcome! I totally believe that as well, once people see how much you believe in the products, without it being “work” can really draw people in!

  3. Brian

    July 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve seen many people enter retail as nice, patient people and within a year, become bitter and irritable. It takes a special kind of person to do that.

    1. theruralnest

      July 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Brian , thanks for stopping by! Oh yea I believe it ! After a month in it, I was like yea, no thanks lol!

    2. theruralnest

      September 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      oh my I agree! Retail is HARD! I cant tell you how many times I cursed at the retail scene lol. I worked retail for a few years and I was like nope! Never again loL!

  4. Krysten

    July 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    This company seems like an awesome place to work at and yes, I do love free money! 😛
    I might have to check this out so that I can make some extra cash as a SAHM.

    1. theruralnest

      July 6, 2017 at 2:33 am

      I am seriously in love with them lol! I have been looking for a great all natural company that I can partner up with. I will send you some information. You’re going to love it!
      Thanks for stopping by Krysten!

    2. theruralnest

      September 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Girl im telling you lol! It has been so amazing for my family! I absolutely love it! Being a stay at home mom is hard , but knowing im making some extra income def helps plus the products are 100% safe for me and the children!

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