I never saw myself as a business owner
I was just scratching and clawing trying to make ends meet.
My very tight income was squeezing me so hard at times I couldn’t breathe.
We had debt with one small irregular income, trying to juggle the expenses of living and paying for school.
I was self-employed, just by the nature of my career as an independent contractor sign language interpreter, but I never had visions of owning my own business.
If you had told me when I was just starting to support my family that I would more than double my income in a few short years and become a successful entrepreneur running two businesses. I would have laughed in utter disbelief.
Not to mention that I had been able to pay for my husband’s education with cash – not having to take out any further loans – this would have made me cry great big tears of relief.
After a few years of just trying to get enough work to keep the lights on and food on the table, I looked up and realized I rather enjoyed being my own boss and started to see myself as a business owner who was thriving.
My hard work was paying off as my income continued to increase and new opportunities came my way. No longer was I living in the paycheck to paycheck cycle, I was debt free and finally able to start building my savings.
There is flexibility in my schedule. I can take off whatever time I need to and when I want to (yes, still need to work ahead so I have money coming in that week 🙂 )
Can you relate?
You’re scratching and clawing just to make ends meet. Finances are tight and it’s hard to breathe. You are just wanting to keep your head above water, keep the lights on, food on the table, and ahead of any surprise expenses.
You have a mountain of debt and your savings gets depleted as fast as there’s a balance.
It’s a tough spot to be in for sure. Those years and all that stress is not something I will be able to forget.
Owning your own business – working at home – having a side hustle – whatever you call it can be such a huge financial blessing to your family.
Have you ever thought of doing something to bring in extra money?
Having seen the massive benefit of doing your own thing where you can bring in much needed income to help your family make ends meet, pay off debt and build your savings in my own life.
I want to encourage you, that you can have your own business and open up new opportunities for your family. You don’t have to be stuck in that extremely stressful situation any longer, instead:
- You CAN have more money than month left over.
- You CAN get out of living paycheck to paycheck.
- You CAN pay off your debt.
- You CAN live debt free.
- You CAN have savings in the bank.
- You CAN get rid of a lot of money stress.
- You CAN have money to do nice things with your family.
- You CAN have the ability to give generously.
You are trying soo hard to provide for your family, but it can be easier
I know how hard you are working for your family’s best interest and all the sacrifices you are making. I just want to tell you that you are doing a good job. Honestly! You are!
But, I hate to see you so stressed out – I was in the same shoes not so long ago, and now there’s not much financial stress in my life. I want that for you too!
Find some way to increase your income so you have more wiggle room between you and life, to at least have money left over at the end of the month instead of the other way around.
Bring in more money so you can become debt free as soon as possible– and oh the peace that comes with that!
Look for more opportunities to earn money so you can build up your savings.
Not sure how or where to get started with increasing your income? These posts will help give you some ideas.
- 35 ways to give yourself a raise
- Make your work at home dreams a reality
- 14 powerful reasons a second job will explode your income
- How to make easy money on Fiverr: Tips from an expert
- How to make money flipping creative items for profit
- 5 ridiculously valuable benefits from a simple side hustle you need to know
- How to bring in extra money from home with a side hustle
- Everything you need to know to sell on Ebay
- How to make money and be successful selling on Etsy
Don’t live all stressed out about money any more. Please find a way to increase your income.
Do it for your family. Do it for your own well being. Do it for your future.
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Hi! I’m Charissa. I’m on a mission to help hardworking women overcome money struggles and gain financial peace with a Biblical perspective so they can have the freedom to impact their families and communities. Ready to make some changes that will impact your finances in 2020? Click here to get a free worksheet to help you make it happen!