Hi everyone! Thank you for taking the time to check out my website. I am Chanel aka the Millennial Mum in Business… I have been on a one women mission for the last 12 months to become self-employed so that I can take my daughter travelling around the world.
I also love to help other mums like me to start up and market new online businesses. Helping them to gain financial freedom, work from home (or wherever in the world they want to be) and spend more time with their kids.
It all started with a dream…
My dream has always been to quit my job and take my daughter travelling around the world. For years this has seemed like an impossible dream because I need to work to support us and how would I work if we were travelling all the time?
Last year I was working 9 – 5 in an office job I hated, sitting in traffic whilst my daughter was at an after-school club until 6pm every night. I can honestly say I have never felt so suffocated and miserable in my life. I decided that I wasn’t going to settle for this. I feel that so much of the time we are told how we should live our lives. Go to school, go to college, go to uni, get a job, work for someone else making them money all your life and then retire.
I simply was not going to accept that this was my life and so from there I started looking into ways to make money without going to work. You can take a look at my Online Business Ideas page for more information on how you can do this for yourself.
My big idea…
Starting an online business seemed like the perfect solution. I could do it from anywhere in the world and make money as I travelled. Now, I am not saying it is as simple a that. At first, I had no idea which direction to take. There are so many options out there. If you type into google “how to make money online” you get tonnes dodgy websites that will offer to help you make money online if only you pay £100 up front. I was very cautious about this and luckily have not been ripped off – but be careful.
One thing I did find an interesting concept was blogging and affiliate marketing. I have always loved talking, writing and words in general so it seemed like something I could do and be good at. I started looking into it further and found a great website called wealthy affiliate that taught me lots and I began to build the skills I felt I needed to make this a success. I have spent 12 months learning all about building websites, affiliate marketing, content, SEO, successful blogs and I still have tonnes more to learn.
I am also very lucky to have a friend who has a digital marketing agency and so because my background is in events management and marketing I have been able to do some free lance work for her whilst building my skills. I am now working for a number of businesses and brands managing their online content, social media and SEO.
I believe that so many more people would be better off if they were self-employed. Especially other mums like me. Not only does being self-employed give you the opportunity to make more money. It also gives you the chance to spend more time with your family, enjoy more free time and travel.
So whatever your motivation there is a business idea out there that will give you the chance to improve your life, gain financial freedom and follow your dreams.
You Can Change Your Life
No matter who you are, no matter what your skills and experience if you really want something enough you can make it happen. That doesn’t mean it will happen over night but if you set yourself a goal, then create baby steps and work every day to achieve those goals you will get there in the end.
I really hope to help and inspire lots of women to start a business, travel, homeschool, whatever it may be that you want to do. And I am so excited to share my journey with you all.
Please feel free to leave me comments. I would love to hear from others who are thinking about starting an online business, travelling with kids, homeschooling or generally breaking the rules in any way! Leave me a comment and tell me what your big dream is. I would love to hear from you…