Wanting to know what Mama With A Calling is all about?
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Read about how I left my 9-5 to run my own online business to be home with son and be in charge of my own finances and time.
Do you dream of a world where you can work with purpose but also be the mom you want to be?
Travel more? Enjoy more experiences as a family? Heck. Even be able to take care of your kids when they’re sick and not worry about the sick leave you have to take.?
Hi. I’m Alexia, and this was me a few years ago. I’m going to tell you the story of why I decided to leave my career as a PhD scientist turned teacher to work from home mom and be with my son and how I did it.
I had just finished graduate school with a PhD in cancer biology, and I honestly wasn’t sure that doing research in a lab was really right for me. After working in another research lab, I realized that I definitely wanted something where I could teach and help to have more direct impact on someone’s life.
When I got pregnant with my first child, we moved back to Nashville to be closer to my husband’s family. I found a job as a science outreach teacher where I was able to teach high school students advanced college-level material. I loved it. Being able to see the impact I was having on their learning and giving them confidence in themselves was so rewarding.
But when I had my son, I quickly realized that I didn’t want to leave him in the care of someone else 50 hours a week. Something about it just didn’t feel right to me.
I knew there was the potential to make money online, so I set out to figure out what I could do with the skills, interest, and education I had.
I tried my hand at Etsy but quickly realized that I wasn’t confident enough in my creative ability to make that work.
Then I found an online course teaching about people selling on ebay. I had no idea people would actually buy things with the intention of selling them again.
I LOVED it.
It was so much fun to go to yard sales and thrift stores looking for items were valuable on ebay. I definitely loved the thrill of the hunt.
I hadn’t started ebay thinking I would be able to work from home doing it. It was mostly extra money to help me pay off debt to bring down my expenses so I could make it easier to afford to stay home.
Then I started seeing other ebay sellers on Instagram and Youtube talk about how they were selling $5,000 or $10,000 per month. That’s more than I was making at my full-time job!
This had the potential to be more than just a side hustle bringing in a little bit of extra money a month. This could be a legit business that could allow me to finally work from home.
I spent the next 2 years learning as much as I could about selling on ebay and building up my business while having my full-time job.
I spent a lot of time watching youtube videos from other resellers to learn how to turn my side hustle into a business.
I also used my commute (about an hour each way) to listen to podcasts on business, mindset and personal development to learn how to become a successful entrepreneur.
After having a side hustle for 2 years, I was able to build my business to the point where I could quit my full-time job.
In 2018, I did just that and became a full-time work at home mom in charge of my time, money and life. Truly liberated from the 9-5.
While I have loved being my own boss, working from home hasn’t been easy but it’s definitely worth it.
As I was trying to become a work at home mom, I talked to so many moms that felt trapped in their careers as scientists or teachers or doctors.
They had worked so hard for their degree and their career that it made the idea of leaving it feel almost impossible.
Even though they were dying to be home with their kids and more often than not, they were ready to just be in charge of their own life for a change instead of answering to other people’s demands all the time.
That’s why I started The Liberated Mommy blog in 2017.
I wanted a way to help others moms see that it is possible to work from home, help them figure out which business is right for them, and help them transition from their 9-5 job to being their own boss at home.
I love teaching and helping others achieve their dreams, and I’d love to help any mom that wants to work from home be able to achieve her dream life.
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My passion is to teach other moms that they too can have the life they are dreaming of.
From figuring out which business you would like to start to how to keep sane as a work at home mom.
Being a mom and an entrepreneur can be hard – both physically and emotionally (working into the wee hours of the night and seriously doubting if you can even do this?)
It can be an emotional roller coaster from the time you decide to try this whole entrepreneur thing to when you actually get there.
I want to help you achieve your goals and keep your sanity along the way.
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