Hi there and welcome to my blog.
My name is Cathy and I have been working in the health service industry for almost 7 years now. Throughout the time, I discovered that many people don’t quite know how to create a good quality of life. My daily interaction with the modern people reveals four chronic problems which I believed are troubling our society today.
- The constant lack of time in our hectic schedule.
- The endless search for a secured income.
- The never-ending frustration in life.
- The desire to live free from life’s restriction and limitation.
These problems became so apparent that I soon found myself in similar situations. I always thought that as long as I have a professional degree, I will become successful. But after years of hard work, my reality was not even close to my dreams. How naive of me to think that college can give me a secured future!
Not wanting to live life with regrets, I started searching for ways to overcome these problems; tried different jobs, got advice from some old friends, read motivational books, and all of them pointed me to one answer – become an entrepreneur to have better control of your life.
Me, a business owner?? That wasn’t even in my mind. You see, I don’t have a business degree, I don’t know how to start one and my mom’s company was a failure, so that gave me a very bad experience about creating a business.
Meanwhile, I was going through some really tough time at work and really needed some space before I drove myself crazy. So I took a break from work, packed my bag and went for a trip. I remember sitting in the plane, asking God “Please, show me some light. Tell me what to do next.” I never felt so lost in my 30 years of life.
People say strange things happened when you are not expecting it. Well, while I was browsing the web, half asleep on a Saturday afternoon in my hotel, I came across a webpage that says “Turn Any Passion Into Online Business”. That word – BUSINESS – woke me up. As I was reading the blog, the whole entrepreneurship idea that was being implanted in my head months ago, started to come alive.
All the puzzles were starting to fit together – the desire to improve my quality of life, my curiosity to become an entrepreneur and most importantly, my search for someone to guide me on how to start an online business. However, I have not heard of this training site. Can I trust them?
After checking them out for a day, I was 99% positive that I have landed on the right place. On January 2014, I began my online venture and created Time Rich Worry Free to help myself and others achieve time freedom in our lives.
However, there was a ‘little’ problem. I was still on the road and didn’t have a computer or a reliable internet connection with me. I had two more weeks before I flew back home, but I didn’t want to waste any time getting started.
So I used whatever that was in my bag. These were my ‘gadgets’ (see image above) when I was creating my first WordPress website. Thank God for the invention of smartphones 🙂
I began to realize that a big part of growing an online business requires a lot of article writing. In other words, blogging. I know how to write emails, but when it comes to blogging, I had no idea where to start. Plus, I was never good at English writing so I wasn’t very confident about my writing skills too. What if I embarrassed myself online??
But, you know what’s great about traveling? Sometimes, it made you do things that you thought were impossible. So I pulled out a paper and scribbled a few lines. I thought to myself, if the content is horrible, I’ll just throw it away. No one will ever know.
Guess what? By the time I was in the airplane flying home, I had written three long blog posts and they weren’t as bad as I thought. I felt very accomplished and what’s even more surprising, I couldn’t wait to get back to start with my fourth article.
So there you have it – a short adventure on how I build my online business from scratch, overcame my fear for writing and became a blogger – all in the span of one month in a foreign land. I did lost one month worth of wages, but in return, I gained an opportunity of a lifetime to become a webpreneur.
This blog is built for you, with a lot of research, perseverance and a large dose of passion 🙂 I hope you will find it helpful and inspiring in achieving your goals in life.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment area below or get in touch with me within the Wealthy Affiliate community. I look forward to achieving time freedom together with you.