Hi, nice meeting you and thank you for stopping by!
My name is Stina Pettersson. I am originally from Sweden, but now reside in Miami, Florida, since 4 years back. I am an affiliate marketer, Amazon FBA seller, and web- and graphic designer.
I am also a dancer and anti aging skin care professional.
Right now I am in the process of creating my own private label product to sell on Amazon.
I just created my first article/blog post about my journey so far.
Check it out if you want:
How to Sell on Amazon for Beginners – Follow My Journey Private Labeling A Product to Sell on Amazon
What Took You Here? Let Me Guess!
Since you are reading this right now I guess you are either:
1. Tired of your current job and the dreadful 9 to 5 “hamster wheel”.
2. You are unemployed and are looking for a job.
3. You are an entrepreneur and want to start your own business, but does not know with what exactly.
4. Dreaming of a more flexible lifestyle, more free time to travel and do things you love, but still make a good income.
5. Or you just want to make a living from home – from your sofa, or wherever you feel comfortable.
6. You are a stay at home parent that loves the fact that you are spending more time with your family, but wants to bring in $.
7. You want to sell products on your website, but you do not have a product of your own to sell.
As you are reading this, I hope to be able to help you to live the life you dream of – and while working towards that goal – do so from home together with your beloved family.
How Is Making a Living from Home Possible You May Think?
Let me answer this question by first telling you my story how I started my journey to become an entrepreneur and a successful online marketer.
How Did I Get into The World of Online Marketing?
I have a career as a marketing consultant for 17 years behind me.
A good career that definitely helped me reaching where I am today, running a smaller marketing agency:Face It Design & Marketing and 2 online businesses: Make a Living From Home in 2017 and Your Anti Aging Skin Care Pro.
I was the person that did NOT fit the “hamster wheel” of working 9 to 5 day in and day out. I dreaded to have to go to an impersonal office environment everyday and just count the hours until I was finally back home again.
I was lucky enough to start my working career, after collage, at an IT business where my manager was okey with me working from home at least 1 day a week. Most of the computer technicians did work from home sometimes, so he could not discriminate.
When moving on to my next position as an international marketing consultant at a dust extraction company, I negotiated that this benefit would stay if they desired to hire me for the job. Even though I had a better situation than many other people, I still dreaded to have to be at the office, having to deal with power greedy superiors and inflexible company structures.
I was longing to get out of this life degrading cycle!
Also to be my own boss and work from the welcoming, warm, and loving atmosphere of my home! My home is my castle, so I love to be home. I knew that I would achieve this some way or another! A dream and a goal that kept me going.
My Goal – Have My Own Business and Be My Own Boss
Another factor that contributes to me wanting to be my own boss and work from home, is that I have been a dog owner for more than 20 years.
I love my dogs as they are my kids and I want to make sure they have the best dog life possible. Most dog people know that a dog is never happy without its owner and shall preferably not be left alone. At least no longer than 4 to 5 hours a day.
A regular full time employment demands you to be away from home for 8 to 9 hours a day, plus travel time back and forth to work.
I have paid sooo much for doggy daycare during my years as an employee. It cost me hundreds of $ to have someone taking care of my precious babies.
When all I wanted, was to stay home with them, away from disruptions and bad work environments, while also working more efficiently from my home office.
My latest job had a mold issue, but they never took care of it, so I ended up getting asthma from that place. I was constantly sick with cold flu and other illness while working there.
How can you not fix an hazardous, toxic, situation like that?! I guess the company wanted to save money to every extent and completely ignored this issue. Well, when they get sick in the future, they will certainly regret it. I got better just by leaving that environment.
Now I can enjoy spending time with my babies, Abigail & Max.
The irony with this situation is that the company manufactures dust extraction systems and air cleaners. We have a saying in Sweden (I do not know if you used any similar here in the U.S.) but it will be translated something like this: “The shoemakers kids have the most damages shoes”. That saying could be applied to this company.
I Dare to Claim That You Work Much More Efficient from Home!
With no interruptions from coo-workers – who come to “chit chat” and drink their coffee in your room because they want to avoid their work duties, and annoying bosses that are up in your face way too much – you can focus on work and get your tasks done 10 times faster.
Do not get me wrong, I am not a socially handicapped freak of some kind. I loved to come to work and hang out with my friends, but you could hardly do that the whole day… I also knew that I would see them away from work. However, I might not have met them if it would not be for my years as an employee, so that I am grateful of.
When running a home based business you have to be good at meeting people in other situations, or connect with people that work with the same type of business as you.
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I Took The Leap and Started My Own Business Part Time at First
Like many others, I did not dare to just throw myself out there without a lifeline, so I started my 1st business part time at first. It did not take many months until I decided to “jump on the train” and fully invest my time in my business.
In fact, I got some help with the extra kick in my butt needed to get going when my employer I had worked the last 5 years for, started to feel threatened by my side business and said they would withdraw my benefit of working from home once a week.
Although, I told them from start I was only interested in the position if my benefit of working from home would follow to this new position, they now told me they had changed their mind and wanted me at the office full-time.
They told me an excuse I found very distrusting for someone that had been working with 110 percent effort and dedication throughout the 5 years…Namely, that they could not know if I was working with my own business on regular work hours, if I was not at the office.
This accusation was incredible stupid, since I sent a copy to my manager of everything I did when working from home, and always produced more than double of the normal work load to earn this flexibility.
I questioned my manager about this and he agreed on the fact that I seemed to work harder from home, but that it was the owner’s decision to withdraw this benefit.
I literary raised up from my chair, looked at my manager and his little watchdog that was there to support him when I spoke my mind back at them (they knew I always did when it was justified and I did not fear authorities either), and told them to bugger off.
I gathered my personal things from the office, said good bye to my friends and colleagues, and never returned. My employer got shocked by this reaction, and told me when I came to bring back the key, that this was not the outcome they had expected.
They thought this would make me put my own business a side and focus on my job as an employee fully with them. They surely did NOT know me! I have a huge drive and am self-confident in what I have to offer as a marketing professional. I knew I did a great job for them and that I would be missed, but they decided to treat me unfair, which I do not accept in any circumstances.
But, Do I Thank Them Now….OH YEAH!!
This Was the Push I Needed to Start Living My Dream
Here I Am Today – A Happy Business Owner – You Can Do It Too!
Me and my precious Max.
I have never been more satisfied with my life. I decide my own work hours. I am home with my babies and can go for long hikes in nature parks with them every day.
I plan my day as I want… that is the way to do it when you are your own boss! I love saying that: I am a boss!
I do not have to deal with inflexible, power greedy superiors, or the workplace bully (there is ALWAYS someone that is behaving badly and that you just cannot stand).
Furthermore, I love my current job! I love every minute of it, so it does not feel difficult to put in the effort needed. It does take effort.
THIS IS NOT A GET-RICH-QUICK-SOLUTION
They seldom work and you get out of them poorer than when you started.
Find Out What I am Talking About – What Got Me Into This Business and Gave Me the Tools to Start a Successful Business Online – by Reading my Comprehensive Review of the Wealthy Affiliate Program
Update August 12, 2017
I have ended my membership with Wealthy Affiliate that I so often speak about on this site. I decided it was time to stand on my own 2 feet after 8 months with their excellent training.
I have learn so much and would still recommend Wealthy Affiliate to anyone that wants to learn about affiliate marketing and how to start a successful business online.
The direction I took during and after the training is mainly eCommerce. I have now built my own eCommerce store / web shop, that me and my partner are pre-launching in this exact moment, Get Happy e-Deals. The shop offers the best deals and bargains daily 24/7. Check it out!
I hope to hear from you!