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Sick of always doing what everyone else tells you to do? Tired of trying to live up to other people’s expectations? You deserve more! Stop settling for less and start taking action to create the life and freedom you want.
It’s easy to blindly follow the path that everyone you know has already taken without really questioning if it’s the right path for you.
But maybe you want more from life. Maybe you want to work from home, set your own schedule, and take control of your income.
YOU have the power to do that. YOU can take action to create the life you want.
Bobbi Jo knew there was more out there for her. She wanted to stop settling for less and start creating the freedom she desires.
Keep reading to find out how Bobbi Jo is creating the life of her dreams!
Q: Hi, Bobbi Jo! Tell us a little about your background. What did your life look like before Work-at-Home School?
I was working a salaried 9-to-5 managerial role as a director of social services in a nursing home. Every day I took my laptop home to work on documentation and care plans that I never had the time to finish during the day at work. I would receive phone calls after hours. Often, as a result of those phone calls, due to a resident emergency regarding their care, I would be required to go into work, at off hours, to investigate. My love for the elderly never changed, but my love for the role I had was diminished.
I also have a husband and three children. There was little work/life balance. I would often become impatient, stressed, and easily agitated after dealing with issues at work and then having to come home to cook, give baths, do homework, etc. (My husband helps with household and kid duties, but he usually gets home later than me).
My greatest blessing was getting pregnant with my third child, which came as a surprise! She was born in November 2017. During my maternity leave, I found Caitlin’s Work-At-Home School (January 2018), but subsequently, did NOT sign up because of fear, uncertainty, doubt.
I did end up quitting my manager job at the end of my maternity leave; however, it was short-lived. About a month after I turned in my resignation, I received a call from my job asking me to come back to work part-time. I accepted the position because I didn’t think a chance like this could ever occur again since they were going to match my hourly rate to the same rate I had when I left.
So I continued to work part-time, but all along, I could never get Caitlin out of my head. I distinctly remember talking about Work-At-Home School/Proofread Anywhere with my husband in January 2018. He barely listened to me and said that I should “just be happy with the job I have.” I let go of this dream (but still remained on her email list). I recall bringing up Caitlin to my husband again in April 2018. Nothing changed.
Finally, at the end of August 2018, I was watching a Facebook Live from Caitlin and it really lit a fire in me about so many things. Mostly about not settling and realizing that life is SO MUCH MORE. We cannot take money with us when we leave this earthly world. I realized it wasn’t about me becoming “rich” or finding a quick fix. I wanted freedom in so many different ways. Caitlin inspired me in that way, and she continues to do so. I ended up signing up for Proofread Anywhere and Work-At-Home School at the end of September 2018 even though my husband reluctantly agreed saying, “whatever makes you happy.”
Q: So true. It’s not about getting rich. It’s about creating a life you love! What action(s) did you take as a result of being in Work-at-Home School?
I started my own online business. I have gained confidence to try something that is different, to get outside of my comfort zone, and to actually be in charge of my income.
I’ve built numerous connections as a result of Caitlin’s courses, which have been building blocks to further my freelancing career.
I have not (YET!) quit my part-time job, but I have a plan in place to do so.
Q: I love that! YOU are in charge of what you earn. What was your favorite course or resource from Work-at-Home School and why?
Ashley Gainer’s Freelance Writing from A to Z course. This was actually a course I kept overlooking as I’d go back into the dashboard. I never considered myself a writer. I’ve always enjoyed English and I used to love journaling, but I think the idea of being a writer was intimidating to me.
Her course was in the lowest tier, but it was PACKED with value. She was so easy to follow in her modules and the information was spot-on with a lot of what I am doing as a freelancer.
I’ve even enrolled and paid for another one of her courses because of how much I trust her knowledge and expertise.
Q: That’s amazing! You never know what you’re capable of until you try. What was the most challenging part of getting started?
- Getting over the fear that even if I don’t know what I’m doing now, I can still learn and grow and know what I’m doing soon.
- Telling myself that I am ALSO capable of being in control of my income and I don’t have to settle on surviving month to month on each paycheck from my employer.
- Changing my thinking to “solving problems” and “serving others” while I do it.
- Finding time to do it.
- Working and being a mom and wife makes things hectic sometimes. This was a challenge because the only time I had was usually for two hours every evening after the kids went to bed.
Q: You nailed it! You don’t need to know everything right now. You can always learn new skills as you go along! What is the most valuable thing you learned from taking Work-at-Home School?
There is opportunity EVERYWHERE. People are making money and serving others in SO MANY WAYS. I can do it too!
Q: How long did it take you to find your first client? And how many clients do you have now?
Finding my first client was probably around 4–6 weeks after I completed the Proofread Anywhere course. After that, it was another month until I got my writing/research/VA position. I currently have two consistent clients.
Q: How long did it take you to recoup the cost of the course?
I think it took around 2–3 months. However, once I got into Flipper University, I learned some strategies and flipped some items almost immediately. I should have started it earlier because it was nice cash-on-hand and it returned my investment in Work-At-Home School.
Q: Would you recommend Work-at-Home School? Is it worth the money?
Yes, most definitely. As a beginner, it was exactly what I needed to see that there are LEGIT opportunities you can do to work at home and be successful at it.
Q: What does your life look like now?
I do still work part-time, but I’m confident that I am putting in my resignation within the next two months.
My mind is ALL ABOUT working from home. I have started to really adapt a good work (work-at-home)/life balance. My husband has finally become supportive of what I am doing. It took a lot of time with him because he just couldn’t wrap his head around it. Now that he sees the actual ROI of my time and labor, he is excited. In fact, I am super excited for me! I keep learning more and more new skills, and I just feel that I can’t be stopped.
Q: There’s no stopping you now you know that creating the life you want is possible! Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
I can’t thank Caitlin and her team enough! It’s been life-changing. Once you step out of the fear of what everyone else tells you to do and what they expect, you can open your mind to endless possibilities!
I love Bobbi Jo’s positive attitude! She faced challenges along the way, but she didn’t let them deter her from her goal. Way to go, Bobbi Jo!
Want to stop settling for less and start living the life you want? Check out Work-At-Home School to learn how you can change your life like Bobbi Jo did!