This Work-at-Home Spotlight features Joanna Bradley. Joanna is a wife and mom, owner of Mojo Marketing Plus, and a happy “graduate” of Work-at-Home School (WAHS), a program created by work-at-home expert Caitlin Pyle. In 2018, she took the leap to work at home when she realized that working from home could work for her, not just other people.
If the prospect of starting a work-at-home career feels overwhelming, then Work-at-Home School is a great way to dip your toes into the water and check out all the options. Learning from other WAHS members is a great way to see if it might be a good investment for you.
In the following interview, Joanna shares a bit about her work-from-home journey, her experience with Work-at-Home School, and her aspirations for her business in the future:
1. Would you mind giving a brief history of your work-at-home journey so far?
I was extremely unhappy in my job. At the beginning of 2018, I started looking into different options. I stumbled upon the Work-at-Home Heroes FB page and Caitlin’s Work-at-Home Summit. My curiosity, motivation, and excitement took off. I was scared but knew this was the direction I wanted to go.
2. Which work-from-home career did you choose?
I mostly built on skills I already had and added a few new. I chose to start my own business doing social media management, marketing, content writing, editing and I do some flipping on the side.
3. How many clients do you currently have?
I currently have 4 clients and I am working on the launch of a big new addition to my Repertoire for 2019. Here’s a hint…It involves teaching some of my knowledge and tricks.
4. What aspect of the introductory WAHS summit (a free summit anyone can take part in) helped you to decide to enroll in the WAHS?
The Work-at-Home Summit was absolutely the reason why I decided to be a part of Work-at-Home School. The speakers were motivating and exciting. Most of them seemed like regular people that worked hard and had success working for themselves. Some sessions built on things I already knew and some things were totally new to me. I couldn’t get enough of the summit, I watched every single session and could not wait to learn more!
5. How did Work-at-Home School help you decide which work-from-home career to choose?
Work-at-Home School was extremely pivotable for me. Work-at-Home School was where I really was able to dig into my mindset and really change it. I realized that I believed that working for yourself and having a business was what other people did, not me. Once I realized that I was able to change that belief. I also learned so many things from the entrepreneurs/teachers in the summit. I learned more about writing, flipping, proofreading, organizing myself and so much more.
6. Did the WAHS training meet your expectations? Why or why not?
Work-at-Home School absolutely met and exceeded my expectations. I had no idea at the time that it was the beginning of an amazing new adventure in my life.
7. What part of WAHS did you find most useful? And the least useful?
Just like anything else, some things are more impactful than others but I truly learned something from every course in Work-at-Home School.
8. How long did it take you to recoup your investment?
I recouped my investment into Work-at-Home School in 8 weeks from the date I signed up.
9. Do you think you are really going to be able to (or have you been able to) meet your financial goals?
Right now my work-at-home business is still a side gig but it has met and exceeded my financial goals. One year ago I had no idea that in one year I would have my own business with plans to expand and add more and more to my portfolio. I have learned a ton about myself, been able to be a great example to my kids and able to help several businesses grow and expand.
Work-at-Home School has enhanced my life in priceless ways and the income has allowed my family to do many wonderful things and give back and help others.
10. Was investing in WAHS worth it?
Investing in WAHS was absolutely worth it. I would highly recommend it and it was one of the best decisions and opportunities I have made.
11. Have you been able to make working at home work without disturbing your family needs?
Balance is truly tricky and a big learning experience. Life is truly busy, but I am able to do most of my work at night when kids go to bed. I balance my work, fun, and family. I do have to remind myself sometimes to take some time for me and to relax. I have it down pretty well now.
12. What do you like most about working from home?
Working at home is much harder than I expected, but it is incredibly rewarding. I love the feeling that my hard work helps others.
13. What advice would you give to someone who is considering working at home?
I would say that everything takes some sort of investment. If you are willing to make the investment of your time and some money, you will get returns in multiple ways. Do your research, trust your gut instinct and take a chance! Believe in yourself!!!
Thank you, Joanna!