You Don’t Need a Degree to Make Money on the Internet

You Don't Need a Degree to Make Money on the Internet. (I Promise!)I was asked the other day if a college degree was necessary to get freelance writing jobs. The comment reminded me so much my thought process when I first started trying to work from home.

“Nobody will hire me I don’t have a degree.”

“Everyone else has went to college. They must know more than I do.”

Those thoughts make me smile now. :D

I probably have three semesters of community college under my belt. And the bulk of those classes were accounting.

I have no prior experience in writing. I don’t have a degree or a certification. The closest thing I have is a personal lines insurance license which hardly “qualifies” me to be a freelance writer or virtual assistant.

Yet, companies actually come to me asking me to write for them – offering me what equates to be around $50 an hour. When I quit my day job I was earning $11.50 an hour and working a whole lot more.

If you’re struggling to make ends meet or hate your job I want you to know that if I can do it, you can too.

And you know what?

You Don’t Need a Degree to Make Money Online – Nobody Asks if You Have One and Nobody Cares if You Have One

That’s the truth.

I have applied to a hundred or more freelance writing jobs (not an exaggeration) and I’ve never been asked whether or not I had a degree.

I know web designers who are self-taught, degreeless authors making a killing by self-publishing their books, freelance writers and virtual assistants who’ve learned as they went, and bloggers who are crushing it income-wise.

Don’t let not having a degree hold you back. I promise you it’s not important.

It’s All About the Hustle

Your education has nothing to do with your ability to make money online. All you need is some basic knowledge, the ability to learn as you go, and the willingness to work hard.

It takes time but you can make as much money as you want doing what you choose.

I could make a lot more than I’m making now but I’m pretty happy with what I’m earning for the amount of hours I’m working. I’m okay with slow and steady. But that’s just me.

What you earn is up to you.

If you want to make $10k per month online you can do it. You’ll have to work hard and be patient but there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll eventually get to where you want to be.

Don’t be Discouraged

I don’t want anyone to be discouraged just because they don’t have a degree. In the online world real life experience is a lot more important than a college education is.

If you need to earn extra money pick something and run with it. Learn as you go. That is how you make money online.

Another Great Way to Give: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildI’m completely convinced that giving back to people whether that be with a thoughtful note, big batch of cookies, or small gift is one of the best ways you can make a difference in not only the world, but also in yourself.

Something amazing happens when you selflessly help others.

A quick “I love you,” a sincere “I’m here for you,” a random card in the mail, or a hug to someone who really needs it has more power than you realize.

Another great way to give this year is through Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse organization that delivers shoe boxes packed with small gifts to needy children around the world.

But first I want to show you something.

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How to Make Goals You Actually Stick With (And My Goal Setting Mistakes)

How to create goals that stick. (And my goal setting mistakes!)The month is more than half way over. Even though I set goals that were important to me, it seems I’m only getting about half of them done. Which is kind of a bummer.

I started digging deep, wondering why some of the goals I set were easy to attain while others were a real challenge.

Here’s what I discovered. (And what I think will help you, too.)

Specificity = Actionable

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3 Great Kids Books to Read this Fall (Plus Free Activities to Go With Them)

Here are three great children's books to read this fall plus fun and free activities to go with them. My kids absolutely loved these! Especially the activity that went with book number two.Kailyn came home from school Monday with pink eye. I took her to the doctor who advised her to stay home from school for the next two days.

She was so bummed about missing school that we decided to have our own school at home. We dug up three of our favorite fall books and found free activities to go with them.

The girls loved all of these activities sooo much that I just had to share.

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Random, Random Acts of Kindness

Practice Random Acts of Kindness. Brighten someone's day!At the beginning of the year I made a goal to practice random acts of kindness all year long. (I even bought some wall art that I found on clearance at Menards with the “Practice Random Acts of Kindness” saying on it!) But I have pretty much failed.

Really, I hardly ever think of that goal. Which is kinda bad because it’s something I should be doing a lot more of.

But then I got to thinking, maybe I do practice random acts of kindness and I don’t realize it. I started thinking over my past week. And yes, I actually had achieved some goodness without even knowing it.

I had it all wrong. Random acts of kindness are not methodically planned out. They don’t have to be toward strangers (although that could be nice).

Random acts of kindness are just random.

Thinking back here’s what I did over the past week.

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Living Intentionally: What It Really Means and How to Do It

Do you want to live intentionally but don't know where to start? Here's what I've learned about spending your money and time in a purposeful way.

I feel like living intentionally, while a great concept, has become a fad word. Just like frugal is a fad word, just like travel hacking is a fad, and just how extreme couponing used to be a fad.

I’ve been spending more time on Pinterest than I probably should be. And since I’m all about trying to build a life I love I always click through the living intentionally posts. But in my opinion the majority of the ones that I have read are totally missing the mark.

Because, let’s face it  – living intentionally means something COMPLETELY different for every single person.

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Online Income and October Goals

Your character is defined by how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Favorite quote of the month.

What’s up?

I hope you had a good September. It seems like mine went by way too fast. And I am now one year older. It’s funny how the older you get the more you dislike having a birthday! Other than that I’d say September was a fairly good month.

Here’s what went down.

September Income

I finally did it. I cracked the $3,000 mark – although not by much. But I’m still happy that I finally got there!

In September I made $3,046.04

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