Working as a virtual assistant is one of the best ways to make money doing things that CEOs, freelancers, or anyone with the cash to spend would rather pay someone else to do. In this internet age when everyone, their mother, and her accountant all have a minimum of three businesses and blogs to keep up with, WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELP. And in many cases, we don’t have the ability to hire an in-person employee, so instead, tasks are outsourced to a virtual assistant through email, phone calls, and Skype chats. The best part? The virtual assistant framework can be used to sell nearly anything you can do over the internet and you can do it entirely from home. [Read more…]
A Girl’s Gotta Eat is a blog about using your knowledge, skills, and the infinite power of the internet to make extra money and pursue your goals whether it’s through freelancing, side hustling, or building a business and never working for someone who drug tests for weed again. [Read more…]
2017 was a year of facing truths I ignored through most of my twenties. I quit my full-time job in December 2016 to go back to freelance work, something I thought would unleash my stifled creativity and allow me to feel more confident in my need to speak out and share my opinions. Instead, 2017 was more like a cocoon that kept everything snug and quiet. [Read more…]
If you’re a person on the internet, chances are you’ve been contacted by someone claiming to have a “Really! Great! Business! Opportunity!” that’ll allow you to make money online while working from home with minimal effort. Maybe you are one of these people. One glance at this person’s profile and you’ll see they’re a “CEO” or “Boss Babe” or “Momtrepreneur” of one of many multi-level marketing companies:
I get it. I share many goals with the people who sell for these companies – avoid the 9-5 grind, make extra money, and have the flexibility to work whenever, wherever, and however I want while doing something I actually enjoy. I’m sure these sellers featured on Buzzfeed had the same goals when they signed up for LuLaRoe, but they’ve all filed for bankruptcy since then so it’s probably best to not focus so much on the former. That’s because working for a direct sales company is a recipe for disaster. [Read more…]
One of the most common questions I get regarding business, blogging, and making money online is “where do I even start?”. There are billions of people on the internet making money doing everything from selling their dirty socks to making videos about how to use fill in the blank product here, so whether you want to start a business or just make some extra money on the side, you can make it happen. Regardless of what you’re trying to do and how oversaturated you think your industry or niche may be, nobody can offer what you offer in the exact way that you can, with your unique background, experience, and personality. You can literally invent your own job if you know what you’re good at and how to sell it.
You don’t have to be an expert. You just have to know more than someone else or have the ability to do something that others would rather pay someone to do. As you learn more, develop new skills, and scale accordingly, that audience will grow and so will your business.
“OK great, but for real, where do I start?” You ask. Good question! Let’s start at the very beginning. Your internet home. [Read more…]