Category: Working from Home

The 13 Keys to Success (+ the next documentary you need to watch)

Napoleon Hill's Master Key: 13 Steps to Success

I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?

So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.

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10 Amazing Sites that Offer Free or Cheap Online Courses

These websites offer a great (free) form of self-improvement and self-care.

There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself!  So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!

Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.

Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:

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10 SEO Tips to Increase Your Blog’s Google Ranking

10 SEO Tips to Increase Your Blog's Google Ranking

SEO has always been king.  Claiming the #1 Google spot for just about any search term will almost always bring success and stability.

And now that Pinterest is attempting to model the search engine giant, SEO is even more important.

If you’re a decent blogger, you’ve probably accidentally found yourself showing up in Google searches and getting a hand full of organic search traffic. But at some point, you need to start being strategic.

Let me be clear – you can not game Google. You can not follow a list of tips and turn up in new search results tomorrow.  

You can, however, set yourself up for long-term success by being SEO-friendly and focusing on the right topics.

What follows are SEO tips that will help your overall SEO strategy, whether you’ve got a blog or website.

Good luck!

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52 Easy Ways to Boost Your Financial Health This Year

Ways to Improve Your Financial Health

The path to financial freedom may be long, but it is exciting and full of opportunities. There are so, so, so many different things you can do to improve your financial health and there’s no better time to start than now!  

My husband and I have tons of financial goals, so I am constantly on the lookout for more ways to be a savvy investor, frugal spender, and high earner.

Obviously, the easier the task, the more I love it!  So that is what this list is.  EASY things that you can do this year (just one a week!) to totally transform your finances and get yourself one big step (or 52 little steps) closer to financial freedom and debt-free living.

Good luck!  Make this the year that changes everything!

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Get Paid to Drive: 7 Ways to Make Money with Your Car

How to Make Money Driving Your Own Car

Ever wish you could just get paid to drive your own car?  Listen to music all day, experience some freedom, and maybe earn some extra cash?  Believe it or not, there are tons of side jobs that give you that opportunity and they don’t require you to get a special license or become a full-time trucker.

In fact, some jobs that pay you to drive are not only perfect side gigs, but great for stay-at-home moms or parents that have odd schedules and small blocks of free time (or no free time at all…).

So if you’re happy in your car and think you may be up for getting paid to drive, this list is for you!  All of these part-time jobs give you the chance to make money driving your own car and for the most part, on your own schedule.  Good luck with your side endeavor!

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10 Hobbies that Make Money for Stay-at-Home Moms

All of these hobbies give stay at home moms the ability to make money from home!

I’ll be the first to tell you that nothing is as wonderful as staying at home with your kids.  I’ll also be the first to tell you that nothing is as wonderful as making your own money, on your own terms, doing what you love.  

And as luck would have it, you can actually do all of these things at the exact same time. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s totally achievable.  You just start by making money from your hobbies!

I have not one, but two hobbies that make me money while still being a stay-at-home mom.  Neither interferes with taking care of my kids.  In fact, often, they’re a welcome, if not necessary part of it.  But most importantly, these hobbies (both of which have the potential to become full-blown careers) provide me with more mental stimulation than I ever got in a 9-5 office setting.  They also give me something to talk about with my husband that doesn’t revolve around our kids or household.  And of course, they make me money, which means much more than just the extra cash around the house.

So if you’re feeling the pull to go back to work, but also have a big case of mom guilt, consider some of these hobbies that may be able to give you the best of both worlds!

Related post:  60 Ways to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom  

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After 3 Years of Blogging, Here’s My Best Advice for New Bloggers

After 3 Years of Blogging, Here's My Best Advice for New Bloggers

Wow. It’s been THREE years of blogging for me at MBAsahm!  This is a huge milestone for so many reasons.  From the very beginning I promised myself I wouldn’t quit blogging until I had put in at least 3 years and thank God I made myself do that because now I’m sure I’ll never stop.

If you read my blog regularly, you already know that starting MBAsahm was one of the best decisions I ever made.  So if you’re considering starting a blog, DO IT. It may not be exactly what you thought – it may be more, it may be less – but I promise you, it will be fulfilling.

Related post: How to Start a Money-Making Blog

I spend so much time explaining the in’s and out’s of blogging and describing what it takes (and what I do), so I know what a lot of you are thinking and wondering!  I hope this will be helpful for anyone that is just starting out and also for any of you that are considering it.  But first and foremost, don’t stop!  Your blog is what you make of it, so if it doesn’t feel right, just change course.  Eventually it will all make sense. 🙂  

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60 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

60 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

This post contains an ever-growing list of ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom, so check back often because it is constantly being updated! And of course, if you’ve got your own brilliant way of making money as a mom and it isn’t on this list, be sure to comment or email me and I will add it!  Good luck to you.


Whether by choice or last resort, being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is quite an endeavor. It’s a full-time job on it’s own, but it’s hard to fight that feeling that you want to bring in an income too.

Luckily, it’s totally possible to be a SAHM and bring home some moolah. In fact, if you play your cards right, you could bring in a substantial amount of money.

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