Ravi Toor serves others as a systems strategist and mindset coach, but it wasn’t always this way. Before her WAHS life, Toor felt like she was stuck in a cycle that drained her creative being. She notes that “every type of dream and ambition I had would slowly die because I was stuck in the rat race, fulfilling someone else's dreams.”
After some deep self reflection, Toor listed all of her strengths and skills, drafted a proposal, took her boss out for drinks, and in a moment of intense...
Barbra Harper worked a job with a billing company that was super-high stress. In addition to her physical health issues, Harper was being treated for depression, anxiety, and severe panic attacks.
After one hospital stay during her last year at the billing company, Harper was told that her supervisor asked if a company laptop could be taken to Harper so she could work while in the hospital, on pain meds, and IV antibiotics!
Her job was inflexible and affecting her health so much so that...
This is a special WAHH veteran episode from Trish Springsteen who has been working at home for 10 years. Springsteen is a multi-international award-winning speaker, mentor, international bestselling author, and radio host specializing in speaker training.
Springsteen helps businesses gain leverage with speaking and communication. She believes that when you believe, act, and share, you become empowered to build your own foundation for success.
In this episode, Springsteen talks about...
Alys Sink previously worked as a proposal analyst before losing that position in the 2013 government shutdown.
Fed up with the recession job market, she started her own online consultancy business that same year.
Sink cites poverty as being a great teacher, saying she learned a lot about how to be adaptable and comfortable with difficult situations and people.
She is now the owner and director of an online English language tutoring service and editing agency that serves a wide...
Lisa Eldridge is a homeschooling mom of four who has been teaching her children from home for the past eleven years. Eldridge got her WAH start as a medical transcriptionist, a regular job where she had to show up for set hours everyday even though she got to work from the comfort of her own home.
Eldridge learned on-the-job and has been working as a general transcriptionist for the past seven years. Hear the full story here.
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Bridgette Klein has been working from home for the past three years as the marketing guru for Willory, a 100% remote HR & payroll staffing and consulting firm.
She now gets to work from whichever room in her house the sun is shining and is afforded the opportunity to be more involved in her young daughter’s life while still pursuing a career she’s passionate about.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://CaitlinPyle.co/BridgetteKlein
Lisa Évoluer was at the young of 18 when she got her start in the makeup industry working for big brands such as MAC, Dior, Mercedes, and Glamour.
Simultaneously, she began her journey with what would become her first online business in photo retouching specifically catered for the fashion industry. Évoluer immigrated to Malta at age 21 where her short-lived career at as a makeup artist came to an end.
She used the skills she had to build something sustainable that would work for her in...
After stumbling into her niche over a beer with her dad, Blayne Bristol took an opportunity presented to her by the horns and helped his firm with social media for one commercial real estate client.
From this one-off job, she identified a gap in the market that was hugely lucrative in her country, built a business catering to a specific niche, and basically the rest is history!
For more information, visit the show notes at https://caitlinpyle.co/BlayneBristol
Former teacher, human resource manager, broadcaster and realtor Julie Eickhoff, decided after her daughter was born, that she was way too busy and that working from home would make sense for her family's sanity.
So she figured out a way to do it, dug in, researched, set up a home studio, and got going on becoming a work-at-home voice artist.
Since 2011, Eickhoff has narrated over 80 audiobooks, textbooks, recorded web videos, radio ads, movie theater ads, eLearning projects, telephone...
Christina Lantz had her daughter a little later in life at 38-years-old and really missed that part of her that did more than just "mother.” She took some time to complete the Proofread Anywhere course, but then shortly after realized that it wasn’t for her.
She pivoted and used the specialist skills she had to really niche down and offered her services within the industry she knew best. This set her apart from other freelance writers, and Lantz now works only 8-9 hours per week earning...
Stuck depressed, miserable at her corporate job, crying at her desk everyday, wishing to live somewhere else, and scared to make a total career change, Melody Spencer felt like life was just endless cycle of stress.
One day Spencer decided to quit her soul-sucking job and dip her toe into the freelance digital marketing world.
Today Spencer helps female business owners learn to utilize Facebook Ads to find their soulmate clients and create a strategic digital marketing plan that...
After seeing how much Pinterest grew her website traffic, Jenny Tracy knew it was a powerful search engine tool. Soon she began assisting other bloggers and small business owners with Pinterest accounts. Harnessing the power of this incredibly lucrative traffic source, Tracy earns a tidy 3k a month, offering personalized services built on solid working relationships. Find out all about how Tracy started, how she gets her new clients, and what’s she’s doing to keep her business growing in...
Abbi Perets is a Mom of five children, one with special needs, and a freelance writer. Perets was loving life as a freelancer and raising her children when she received the worst news a mother could hear, one of her children was sick, really sick.
Massively depressed, struggling with PTSD, and majorly overwhelmed, Perets started working for someone else to supplement her income after her child recovered. She hated it.
Fast forward to now, Perets coaches and runs a signature course from...
Yael Bendahan is a wife and mom of four boys eight and under, she runs her own blog and owns a VA/social media management business.
Bendahan quickly realized that although her new blog might not bring in enough income yet, she could use the skills she’d learned running her own blog to do the work for others and make money now!
Her business is slowly growing each month and she is now moving into the digital marketing space.
Listen to how she manages it all in this episode.
Natalie Williams is a 24 year old from America who said heck no to the American hustle and packed her life into a 40 litre backpack in search of the unknown. Realizing there are ENDLESS opportunities out there to continue living a life with the freedom she desired, Williams started teaching English online. She now lives more than comfortably in the slow island vibes of Bali, Indonesia working only 3 hours a day! What’s next for her? Take a listen and find out!
For more information, visit...
Brittany Long is a full time science teacher, makes custom signs, and sells them on Etsy.
She recounts having a serious medical scare, triggering regret for spending more time on other people's families than working on building her own and being more present at home. Something had to change.
As a result, Long took action, and now has her very own store on Etsy!
In her best month she sold $1k in signs and has no plans to slow down.
For more information, visit the show notes at...
Shibga Chowdhury used to sell door-to-door life insurance. The skills Chowdhury learned in this role helped him get out of his comfort zone and embody the sales mentality which he claims helped him a lot in finally starting his own business.
Starting search engine optimization (SEO) as a side hustle, eight months in, Chowdhury now earns a tidy $3.6k per month, and is growing steadily. His goal for 2018 is to hit ten clients.
For more information, visit the show notes at...
Crystal Kordalchuk is the CEO of her own company, Virtually Untangled, that specializes in graphic and website design, creative writing, and virtual assistance.
Before the growth of Virtually Untangled, Kordalchuk felt like she was working for nothing. She put herself on stress leave to work on herself, dug deeper into finding out what she wanted, and made sure her life was moving in the direction of her choosing.
With the aid of a life coach she decided to get into virtual assisting....
Mark Rasmussen, originally hailing from Australia, lives in Toronto, Canada as a professional writer and journalist for 15+ years on sports, music, film & entertainment, business, and travel.
These days he plies his online skills building websites and copywriting for clients around the world. He’s been working at home for almost 10 years, is currently editing his first ever book and loving it! For more information, visit the show notes at http://CaitlinPyle.co/MarkRasmussen
Alex Edwards is a full-time freelance writer and web marketer. She left the tech startup world to kick it with her laptop and sweatpants at home, doing great work for radical organizations that align with her values.
Edwards loves conceptualizing new ways to think of and do work that is accessible, sustainable, and affirms everyone's humanity. She also 100% sets her own schedule and is planning on traveling around Europe in 2018 while working online.
For more information, visit the show...