Book Review – Money Making Mamas: Ditch Your Boss, Stay Home & Earn a Decent Income Working Online by Lisa Kroulik
Lisa Kroulik is a freelance writer and an entrepreneur at heart. Before she found her stride in the writing world, Lisa worked from home as an affiliate marketer, online seller, and a virtual assistant. She has worked at home in some capacity for most of the past twelve years. People ask her how she does it so often that she decided to write a book to answer that question.
The introduction of “Money Making Mamas” describes the author’s own desire to work from home and the journey she took to get there. She then goes on to present in-depth information about five different work-at-home opportunities, including the ones already mentioned. Since the author has done most of the at-home jobs she discusses, her personal experience lends credibility to her narrative. Each chapter begins with a broad-level overview of the work-at-home opportunity before getting into the specifics of what you need to do to start working in that area.
The visual aids and referrals to online resources help readers form a sense of what working in that field is really like. Lisa provides approximate figures for what you can expect to earn where it is appropriate. In addition to the detailed accounts of several work-at-home jobs, Lisa provides you with guidance about tax issues, PayPal, and other ways to get paid for online work. She discusses the equipment and skills you may need as well as the personal characteristics it takes to be successful as an at-home worker.
This book is a practical and realistic guide for anyone who desires to work from home to maintain maximum flexibility with his or her schedule. The author never promises that you will get rich following any of her suggestions. As she states in the opening pages of her book, she has “a heart for mothers who want to be at home and a passion for self-employment.” This book is appropriate for parents, students, moonlighters, and anyone else who wants to use the power of the World Wide Web to make a living. Lisa Kroulik gives you the tools, but what you do with them is completely up to you.
From Lisa Kroulik:
I am the author of four self-published books. The first, “Emotional Assault: Recognizing the Abusive Partner’s Bag of Tricks”, is about various types of emotional abuse that I experienced in my first marriage. I am not a psychologist and I don’t offer any advice in my book. I simply share my own experiences in learning to identify emotional abuse. I released the paperback version on May 29, 2013 and the Kindle version on June 22, 2013. The book is doing great and I am happy to help other women who are struggling in their relationship with an emotionally abusive man.
My second book, “Invisible Witness: How I Overcame My Family’s Legacy of Domestic Violence”, is my first-hand account of growing up with domestic violence and the impact this had on me throughout my life. Although I was not a direct victim, the violent atmosphere of my formative years later caused severe depression and a host of other issues. I want to get the message out that domestic violence impacts the entire family and that the psychological issues often run deep. I share healing tips with readers who grew up in a similar environment. I released this book on Kindle on December 28, 2013.
I released my third book on January 31, 2014. It is called “Money Making Mamas: Ditch Your Boss, Stay Home & Earn a Decent Income Working Online.” This book is a collection of tried-and-true resources for earning money online, the majority of which I have done myself. I include information on various forms of online writing, affiliate marketing, selling merchandise online, and more. I have made my living entirely online since 2011 and have dabbled at in since 2001. You won’t get rich following any of my suggestions, but you can find the flexibility and steady income that you need.
Book #4 is entitled “Out of the Fog: Post-Divorce Coping Strategies When Your Children’s Father Has a Personality Disorder” and I released it on Kindle on February 26, 2014. This book picks up where “Emotional Assault” left off. I make the assumption that you left your abusive partner but still need support dealing with him because you have children together. My narcissistic ex-husband provides much of the teaching material in this book as well. I discuss things like him replacing you right away with a new woman, child support problems, and how to teach your kids to deal with his manipulation. I also provide a background on Cluster A, B & C personality disorders.
I found this book extremely helpful. At this time I am not looking to work from home full time but as a blogger, I am always looking for more opportunities that fit with my current goals. Money Making Mamas… was perfect for that. As I progress through my blogging career I will continue to use this book as a reference since it has so much to offer. Also, on my bucket list is my desire to write at least one book and have it published. So whether you are looking to make a part time income or possibly even leave your full time career – this book as so many valuable suggestions and advice. Give it a try!
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