**Please Read Need Help**

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by littleman110607, May 18, 2009.

  1. littleman110607

    littleman110607 New Member

    I am a stay at home mom with 2 children and I need to find something that I can do online from home to help my parents out. I have tried TONS and TONS of different things online in the past few years but nothing ever makes me any money. My father is dying at the age of 71 and my mother is going crazy because bills are backing up like you wouldn't believe the taxes are not paid on the house and credit cards that shouldn't have been used had to be used due to my father not being able not to work. He has always had a heart condition and has been working off only 1/4 of his heart for years but it's got much worse and he has had to go on o2 and use it at all times now due to him getting ammonia and it ruining parts of his lungs. There is nothing left for anyone to do to help him now I have never felt so bad for someone in my life he has worked so hard his whole life as a farmer and has nothing nothing at all to show for it. So PLEASE help me help my parents once my father dies my mother doesn't know how she is even going to live. I need something I can do from home and something that is not going to cost me anything to start up because I am a stay at home mom we are on a super strict budget. I chose being home with my children over money.Hope you can help and thanks for reading
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    littleman110607: I have tried TONS and TONS of different things online in the past few years but nothing ever makes me any money.
    Please refer to what all you have done, so we can try to help you.[​IMG]

    In all honesty, even while you try to get something going online, a real job is what you need as it is simply not possible to make money quickly with a work at home job.

    Rarely happens.... if ever. We all work hard at it to get to a comfortable stage with it.[​IMG]
  3. ateamfuntimer

    ateamfuntimer New Member

    The first thing to do is to take a deep breath. Life can be challenging and especially when it comes to our parents and their health. I first want to congratulate you on taking the first step to becoming successful. That step was starting your search and asking for help.

    Now let me first say it's difficult to find alot of businesses you can start for nothing and make money. There are a few reasons for that. As nothing was invested most dont put in the effort to make it work. I dont believe that will be the case with you as you have talked about your circumstances.

    Another reason many free businesses are difficult for most it that they take a certain skill set to run. Either you must be good at getting people ( advertising ) online or offline.

    Another reason is many online marketers havent understood the idea of creating free opportunities. I believe that there should always be a free option to all opportunities as well as upgraded options. For this very reason I came up with the idea of creating a free option in my business. It's not for everyone but those that are really looking for something and have financial issues, well it gives them a shot.

    I truly hope you find something that fits what you are looking for. My door is open for any questions you might have. Be sure to really look through this forum as well because there are many useful bits of information to be obtained.
  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi littleman,

    Very sorry about your troubles. We all have difficulties so I'm sure that we can relate.

    I agree with M5 - you probably won't be able to rush the income side of things via online marketing. It'll likely take quite a bit longer than you require and you'll probably have to get a regular job in the mean time.

    Though you've tried many things online for years, have you taken the time to identify and master the fundamentals of online marketing? That would be the first step if you haven't already done so.

    I suggest the free 30 Day Challenge as a starting point:


    After that you might continue reading this forum and Google for some make money online sites that you can read.

    It takes a few months just to get a basic grasp. Then you might create a few Squidoo lenses (free) and a free blog. You'll learn a lot if you observe what you are doing to see what works and what doesn't.

    Slow down a bit, spend the time to get the theory, and put it into practice.

    Try not to focus on the money. Enjoy the learning process.

    Good luck,

    ~Newbie Shield~
  5. rosa41

    rosa41 New Member

    It's very difficult to set aside the need for immediate money but until you do, nothing will work. Like any job or business, it does take time. My suggestion, because I was in that financial crunch too, is to take any kind of odd job that you can while you learn about article and affiliate marketing. For instance, what if you cleaned one house a week, or took care of one extra child for a few days a week, or maybe little odd jobs for your elderly neighbors. There are many things you can do to make a few extra bucks until you can get through the learning curve.

    Personally, I had so much trouble when I started that one of my projects is going to be to put together a blog or website that gives detailed reviews of programs for beginners so that other people don't have to be so frustrated at the beginning. For me, the only thing I have any talent at is putting sentences together, so aritcle and affiliate marketing made sense to me. Looking back, I probably would have made money faster if I had done the article marketing first. If that's one of your talents, check out Legit Online Jobs or Bum marketing. I have not tried them but have heard good things about them and have received good information from the owners.
    Again, don't have your expectations too high but don't give up either.
    And as far as your Mom goes, if she's got her faculties, why couldn't she work online as well, maybe sharing her lifetime experiences? I've talked to a few 70 year olds that are online making money because they need extra income and no one will hire them. It can be done. You learn...and then teach your Mom.

    What I've found is that we all have our own expertise. We just need to tap into it and get it on the web.
  6. ZiggyZoo

    ZiggyZoo New Member


    Sounds like you are taking on a heck of a lot. I think first take a step back, look at the situation again and then start prioritizing.

    When we have loads on our mind we tend to panic and then its even harder to focus on the important things, getting bogged down with the irrelevant issues.

    Take a breather, slow down and work from point A to point Z. Point a being - start researching job opportunities.

    Read through all the prior posts - yeah it may take a while - but there is a huge amount of information here and you may just get something from it.

    Be strong and positive!
  7. DaveWalters

    DaveWalters New Member


    I feel for you and I started my internet business because of a similar situation. If it were possible to make tons of money easily and quickly, then everyone would be rich. But it definitely is possible. I've been working from home successfully for years and I believe it is because I stick to the fundamentals and common sense. There is so much analysis and so many theories out there on how to make money on the internet, but I've found time and again, it all comes down to the fundamentals, persistence, and patience.

    An example of what I mean: when writing an article to use as a way to draw traffic to your site, you want your article to focus on 1 or 2 keywords. To find a good keyword it all comes down to supply and demand. Choose a phrase closely related to what you are trying to market, go to google and type it into the search area with quotes around it. This gives you the supply of people who you have to compete with. Then go to Google Adwords Keyword Tool and type the same thing, also with quotes, into the search area. This will give you the demand, how many people are searching for your phrase. The higher the demand and the lower the supply, the more marketable your keyword phrase is.

    Simplicity is key. Money can be made on the internet, but it takes persistence, patience, and don't get caught up in ridiculous and complicated theories. I sincerely wish you the best of luck and am willing to help with any other questions you might have

Share This Page