Monday, March 15, 2010

30 Day Affirmations Challenge - Done and Dusted

So after 30days I can say a number of things about my experience.

1 - Consistency is key. I learnt this because I was not consistent through the last week or so of this challenge and manifestations were few and far between.

2 - What you focus on you receive. This has been true of the areas of my life I have focused on the most. Many a new link, person, course, ebook or quote was found at the right time which helped me me forward in my quest of online passive income generation

3 - I am going to start this challenge again on April 1st. This will give me some time to relay prepare and schedule all the things I want to focus on.

There have been manifestations coming in abundance and I am truly grateful to the universe for all her gifts.

I hope some of you will be up for the next challenge, or maybe join me on my Season 4 of my 100 day Reality challenge where I will be blogging my way through another 100days of manifestations.

Here's a new quote:

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for. -- Travis White

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Kids on the Entrepreneur Block

Since I lost my job back in October 2009 I have been working on building an online business portfolio to ensure that I was able to stay a stay at home mum.
I have found that there are many avenues that one can go down to earn an income online and I have started to really invest a lot of time and effort into a couple of projects.

However, at this time I am still very much in the learning phase of the business and have not yet generated anything over $1 to date.

This has meant that things are a little tight at home to say the least. Its been hard to see the affect this has on our kids. I find it a daily battle with my 12 yr old daughter to try to get her to understand that we can't just go and buy her every single thing she thinks she needs on the spot.

My 14 yr old son is a little more understanding, however the fact that we are unable to get him started in some after school activities is a detriment to his growing requirements.

My kids have been following my progress and asking questions about what I do. We keep a very positive attitude about our future financially and they understand that its going to take some time.

Recently my son has been showing a lot more interest than I thought was possible and has asked if he would be able to do what I do so that he wouldn't have to go out and find a job when he finished school. I told him there was no reason he couldn't start now and so after some discussion we are going to sit down and plan out some ways that he may be able to use the internet to generate an income for himself.

As we go through the different stages I have his permission to blog through our progress and share with you all the ups and downs we come across.

Its a journey that I hope will not only be fruitful for him but will also bring us closer together. Working as a team for the common good of our family.

I hope to also work with my daughter to get her started as well, however we think it may be better to let her work through her first year of high school without the added pressure of having to meet deadlines online as well.

So with this all said, we look forward to sharing with your our ideas, our journey and our successes as we move into a new path of balance and harmony within our home and family.

If you have any questions, feedback or tips as to what you think may work as we go through this please feel free to share them with us by adding a comment or emailing me directly.

We wish you a life filled with passion.

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~ Joyce Brothers



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

30 articles in 30 days Challenge - Day 17

Well I am just over the half way mark and feeling really proud of myself so far.

There's no doubt about it, its hard work, not just writing the articles but the research, the typing, the spell checking, lol.

I've had some crazy stuff going on at home, but that's normal for us, however the one consistent has been writing my articles.

At this point I am working on two articles a day. The one that is going to posted that day and the one for the next day.

I'm actually going to blog the process I go through to write up my articles and use it more for my blogs as well.

Working on two of them a day relieves the pressure I sometimes feel if I have a moment of writers block, which I have had a couple of times in this challenge.

I'm doing a bit of research on making my articles more SEO friendly and my focus is coming back. Panic tends to send me on an information load up frenzy so the more ahead I am the easier I am finding this challenge.

Until I can get to blogging my articles, I may put up links to them in my links part of my blog. I really want to expand them more in my blogs, I have sometimes has 3 or 4 pages of information for my articles and had to shorten them to a page and half at the most so the rest of the info can be shared here.

I really am enjoying this process, as with my affirmation challenge and my 100 day reality challenge which I am going to be blogging about very soon.

I'm also looking for possible guest posters for a number of the areas I am writing about, however, I want to get my blog site into some sort of order first, lol.

Nice and short blog today, that will change I assure you hehe.

Quote for today:

“We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralysed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.”  - Unknown

Friday, March 5, 2010

30 articles in 30 days challenge

Well, along with my affirmations challenge and my 100 day reality challenge I have also taken on a 30 articles in 30 days challenge.

I am a busy busy girl lol. Of course, I didn't prepare myself for this challenge so I am finding myself in the midst of all sorts of challenges.

I am focusing on scheduling a little more consistantly to ensure I meet my article deadline each day and my blog deadline each week.

I am also working on a course that I hope to be able to launch in a couple of months. Again, busy busy girl lol.

Now with regards to my newest challenge. I am now on day 12 and have written and posted all 12 articles to my facebook page.

It realy has been a matter of trial and error with this one. Firstly, all my articles are going to be based around the "Living Your Balance" concept. I had a list of 50 topics that I was going to use for blogging and figured it would be a good list to use for my articles, so thats where all the article ideas are coming from.

The reason I have posted them to my facebook page is to get some feedback on them before I posted them on the article sites I am using, mainly Bukisa and Squidoo. There have been a few extra benefits that I have found that are coming from this. I have grown my "Living Your Balance" face book page from 3 followers to 51 followers in a matter of 12days. This has been mainly due to a certain person who had sent invites out to everyone on her list to come follow my page. Another benefit I am finding is that I am able to get alot more exposure to other users as well. By joining and promoting my articles I have also gained a number of followers.

I am also learning how to edit pretty quickly, and I am re-visiting alot of personal developement topics that are realy making a difference in my life.

I also wanted to blog through this experience, for myself to review the ups and downs and the things I have learnt and I am hoping this will also help anyone who is thinking of writing articles as a means of making a bit of cash.

As with everything I am doing, its all about experimentation. I realy am working all the angles to see what results I can achieve and I think that 30days is a good time frame. Keeping them as challenges is good for me because I love a challenge and I always try to find some creative ways to overcome them.

Once I have completed the 30 articles I am going to go through them on the article sites and start to re-write and re-work them using key words and those sorts of things to ensure they are set up for maximum exposure and maximum content. However, I still have no idea how to do this lol.

Some of the articles I am not completely happy with, but if I sat on them till  they were perfect I would probably get out one a week so this is also helping me get past my perfection beliefs.

My next few blogs will be coming in fast due to the fact that I have a number of updates to add and wanted to seperate them as best I could.

I want to also introduce you to a great guy I have met through twitter who is a web designer and currently has a ebook about setting up your own website, something I am lining up to purchase in the near future and I will blog through my journey with that when I have a chance to actualy put some time into my sites.

So much to do and I am def finding my focus swaying. Overload of information at the moment so I will be chunking down to get the most out of my time.

If you want to take a look at a couple of the articles I have published on Bukisa, ive left two links in my Weblinks to the left of this post. Feel free to take a look and let me know what you think.

I love quotes, so I am going to add a quote to all my blog posts from here on in and will eventualy add them to my previous ones as well as soon as I get a chance.

So today I leave you with this quote:

“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”  - General George S. Patton quotes

I wish for you a life lived with passion