I've been without internet for awhile here. Was hoping that
the problem would be remedied quickly but it looks like it won't be back on
until I land a job outside of the home. Obviously, if we have no internet, I
can't earn a dime online. I can get online from my phone but can't “work” that
way. I tried to post on here about 10 different times using the Blogger App but
every time I did, I would get an 'unexpected error' and would have to force the
app closed, wasting everything that I had typed via my tiny little phone
All of this time away from the internet and this blog got me
thinking and I am seriously considering whether I want to keep up this blog or
not. This blog is centered around working from home. When I started it, I was
working as a texting op making decent money, about as much as what a part time
job outside of the home would make without the cost of daycare or gas for the
car. The whole texting world kind of went down hill and I was making less money
and less money every month.
I decided to make a change and switch to freelance writing.
I was writing for Demand Studios and making some nice cash every week; articles
were always there waiting to be written and at $15 a pop, I was doing pretty
good. Then, out of nowhere, when I would search for articles to write, there
would be no good ones left. They would all be articles about fixing a car or
something that I had no clue about, and eventually I would log on and there
would be no articles at all. I soon found out that Demand made changes to where
only certain writers got access to the good articles first. I don't know how
they chose who got first access but I wasn't on the list.
I had written articles on other websites such as Suite 101
and hubpages. I earned a little bit from Suite 101 but not nearly as much as I
was earning with Demand, not even close.
I graduated college last year with a degree in Medical
Assisting. As soon as I graduated, I began the task of job hunting for a 'real'
job, outside of the home. I didn't have much luck and I took a break from job
hunting due to some personal problems.
In the meantime, I was doing little odd writing jobs here
and there via oDesk and elance but they were not steady and not anything that I
could count on getting paid for on a regular basis.
I began job hunting again about a month ago, applying
everywhere and anywhere that I could think of, even if it wasn't in the medical
field. I need a job and need one NOW. I still haven't had any luck. Had an
interview yesterday but not expecting a call back because my luck has been THAT
bad. I often wonder what an employer thinks when I tell them that I've been a
'freelance writer' for the past 7 years. Do they believe me or are the secretly
laughing in their head? Hmmmm
Now that our internet is off, I haven't been able to make
any money at all. I've been thinking about blog posts to write and post when I
do have access to a computer and it dawned on me: how can I continue a work at
home blog when I'm not even working from home any more?
I have a total of 4 other blogs, including my newest one
which is for the new business I have recently started B and D Novelties andGifts but THIS one has always been my biggest. I'm wondering, if I make the
decision to stop doing this blog, will any of my readers follow me to my other
blogs? Would you even be interested in what I have to say?
I'm still throwing some ideas around. In the mean time, go
up to the “my other blogs” tab at the top of the page to check out my other
blogs and leave me a comment to let me know YOUR opinion!
read more: Should I Stay or Should I Go?