On our “about” page I tell you that sometimes we are free of work. It’s time I qualified that statement and shared with you how we’ve managed to escape the boring old 9-5. Neither my husband nor I, have a regular job and haven’t since 2012. I actually quit my career ( I was a hospital scientist, hence the focus on homeschool science on this site) back in 2007 to look after my children. I’ve always thought they were more important than money. So how have we pulled this off?
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Supporting a Family on One Income
I wasn’t going to put my babies in daycare. I had to, briefly, and loathed it with every ounce of my being. So after the 2nd maternity leave, after the compulsory 3 month return to work ( during this period my husband stayed home to care for them) we emigrated to Australia.
Back then we had a nice house in London, but the mortgage was killing us, we had to move to Australia for the lower housing costs. We bought a house out there with the money from our London house sale. Houses are much cheaper in Australia, we had a much smaller mortgage and got by on one salary.
Supporting a Family on no Income
This was step 2. After a few years in Australia we decided to leave, go back to the UK and take the kids to see the world. We saved up $30,000 to fund that first year and when the money ran out, we didn’t want to go back to our old life so we had to get even more creative.
Minimalism came first, reducing needs, simplifying life, not buying stuff. We became very frugal and good at not spending money, but even we can’t live on fresh air.
Making a Living Online
Step 3 was launched, the online income. We’ve been funding our lifestyle through blogging ever since. A lot of people don’t realise that blogging is a lucrative industry.
We bloggers make money in many and diverse ways and no two bloggers do it the same. Some sites have adverts, there are a few of those on this site, not many.
Most bloggers are involved in affiliate sales, if you click through to Amazon or around 50 other affiliate companies from any of our sites, we make a small commission. Many bloggers sell courses or e-books of their own creation and some simply get paid for freelance writing.
We make money through Skype consultancy. We often take paid, hour-long Skype chats with people wanting to know more about homeschooling, travel or even about making money online and starting their own websites or social media channels. So that’s the secret, that’s how we’ve been able not just to homeschool on one salary, but on no salary.
This, of course, doesn’t mean no work. We work very, very hard, but we do it from home or any hotel anywhere in the world.
Do You Want to Know More About Homeschooling on no Salary or Steady Income?
So far I’ve kept this information off this website, it’s a homeschooling website not a blogging website. However, if you are interested follow these links to posts on how bloggers make money and 6 steps to starting your own blog.
All the best, with love and hugs,
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