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Mom Gets Techy and Starts Living The Internet Lifestyle!

How I Started Living The Internet Lifestyle As A Stay-At-Home Mom

As a mom of three daughters, I always felt the need to stay at home with my children so that I can provide them with the nurturing that they need from their mom versus a daycare.  However, I’ve realized that being at home with them is not going to bring in any income, so I started my journey in the search for the “fountain of jobs for the stay-at-home moms” aka online jobs.  I was hopeful when I would see headlines such as “Financial Freedom!”, “Make $1,000.00 a day online!” because they provided hope.  I quickly came to the realization that those “jobs” were just not for me.  Why?  Because I’m not a good salesperson AND to join those companies, you would have to pay upfront fees to be able to sell their products.  Like I said, I didn’t have any income coming in, so I nixed those type of companies quick and found actual jobs that I work for and make REAL INCOME!

With these companies, you don’t need any degrees or any particular internet skills!  The only thing you basically need to know is how to type!  Yes, I said it, all you need to know how to do is type.  So, let’s get to the list of companies that I have worked for and am currently working for.


  • – USCAPTIONING is a caption and transcription company. All you have to do is caption or transcribe a television show, movie, radio show – basically any media with spoken conversations that needs captioning/transcribing.  Their hiring process was quick and painless.  They provided me with all the information that I needed to know to start working.  They were very helpful with guiding me through the work process and pay was great! Remember, all you need to know how to do IS TYPE!!
  • – Mturk is a company owned by Amazon where you do what is called “HIT” jobs, which stands for Human Intelligence Tasks. The process to join was easy and the jobs that are offered are simple tasks that anyone can do.  The pay is low, but it is worth making a few bucks here and there for emergency needs.  And of course, the only real skills needed are typing skills!
  • – Textbroker is an article-writing service that hires regular people to write articles. They act as the middle-man between authors and people looking to hire authors.  This is a great place to start earning money as you are not pressured or asked to do anything you don’t want to do.  You write articles on your own time and you get to choose an article based on the ones provided.  The pay is great and the Textbroker community is always there to help with any questions that you might have or with any problems that you might run in to.  As with the other two companies, your only real skill set needed here is typing!

I have just started my journey into working online and finding companies that are “real”.  There are so many other companies out there that are in the same arena as the ones mentioned, but these three companies are the ones I have worked for and I am still working for two of these companies to make extra money on the side.  Although these companies have been great in providing me with some immediate cash, I have actually picked up a real tech skill that most stay-at-home moms should know and learn.  This skill has earned me my first $500 with my first client.  And no, this skill does not require selling of any kind; it only required patience and the willingness to learn.  Stay tuned for my next post to learn more about how I earned so much money with my first client!

-Layla Marie

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