As the administrator of SingleMoms.org, I’ve thought long and hard about HOW to help the many single moms who frequent this site, looking for help. Most of our readers seem to be moms in desperate need of help — usually financial in nature.
The problem is that there is really not very much direct assistance out there for single moms living in the United States. If you live somewhere like Canada or Europe where there are some strong social programs, there IS a substantial amount of government assistance available. But in the United States, not so much. The help that’s available (like Food Stamps and Housing Vouchers) has long approval times and is, as far as I understand, bursting at the seams.
Understand that it’s not feasible to directly help the thousands of desperate moms who come to SingleMoms.org looking for financial help, free grants for cash, free cars and various other assistance programs.Some of these programs exist, given out by third party charity programs, but these are SMALL programs and your chances are, truth be told, quite small at actually getting help like this.
Handouts Won’t Change Your Life
Realistically, you are best off trying to help yourself rather than waiting around for some government handout or charity handout. Getting some money, if you manage to qualify, will simply pay some short term bills. It won’t transform your life.
To make a permanent change in your life, you and YOU ALONE are going to have to do something to change things.
‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.’
As a single mom, you have two options.
1. GO BACK TO SCHOOL
You can go back to school, get some training, then qualify for better jobs and work your way out of poverty and make a permanent difference in your life.
But most of you won’t do this. For the few that do and make it work (which by the way takes months or even years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice on the part of you and your family), awesome. But telling you ladies to go do this won’t make one bit of difference.
2. CHANGE YOUR CAREER
If you can’t go back to school to qualify for a better career, then you either have to get a job or get a better job.
I can’t directly help you go back to school (other than the advice offered on this site). But I can help you find a better job than you currently have by giving you the ability to make your own money. Online.
I can help you transform your life.
Interested? You should be. You see, it’s quite possible to build yourself a nice little supplemental income — even a full time income — by creating websites and making money from them. People have been doing this for years. I’ve been doing this for years.
But wait, I must be faking this right? It’s easy to make claims like this online.
I’m going to prove it to you.
Yes, that’s right, I’ll prove it’s possible by posting income reports and statements showing you can really make money online.
I’m going to show you how.
I will show you moms HOW to make an income online, provide support, and lead you moms to financial freedom. I’m going to show you moms how it’s down, from start to finish, giving you real world examples and guides. Even more, I’m going to BUILD some brand new websites, share the names with you, and do some serious case studies every week so you can follow along and see exactly how it’s done.
I’m going to do it for free
Free? Yes, that’s right. For free.
My goal here is to each single moms and the financially needy HOW TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES AND MAKE MONEY ON THEIR OWN.
- I won’t be pumping an ebook for sale here
- I won’t be creating a membership site charging money
- I won’t be selling you things.
So why would I do this?
First a disclosure: I am not a single mom. In fact, I’m not even a woman; I’m a man.
I’m the son of a single mom and the grandson of a single mom. I’ve witnessed myself the day-to-day struggles my own mom went through and my goal is to help make a real difference in the lives of other single moms who want to take control of their financial lives. In my mom’s case, she did not have access to this information years ago. But she made a change in her life. She went back to school, qualified for her real-estate license, and started a new career — all this while raising four kids by herself, living with her mother, and working/studying full time.
I owe it to my mom to try and help other moms make it happen.
I’m not going to promise you this is easy. If you are not willing to put in 3 to 10 hours a week working on the side with me, then this information is not for you. But IF You are willing to put in the work, I can promise you that you can make some money online blogging.
Who Can Do This?
Anyone and everyone can do this. The beauty about the internet is that it’s a global thing. Single moms from every country can do this with minimal cost as long as you can write in English and have access to a computer and internet.
All you need is:
- Internet Connection
- A working computer
- The ability to write/speak English
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to learn and try new things (and if you are willing to do this, you already prove that you can)
There are some small start up fees you’ll have to pay initially, but it’s chump change — a few dollars per yer.
You’ll need to pay for:
- Website hosting (15-30 USD a year)
- Domain Name (9 USD a year)
At the cost of a couple meals at McDonald’s, you can change your life.
Not bad huh?
Wait, you say. ‘I’m not a tech genius or I don’t know how to work with computers or I’m not a writer’
Well. Not a problem.
You don’t have to be a super smart tech genius to do this, nor do you have to be an amazing writer. I won’t lie to you and say you won’t have to get your hands a bit dirty on the tech side of things (I will show you how) and I won’t lie and say you don’t have to spend some real time creating great content (I will show you how to), but if you have the drive and the desire to change your life. You can and you will.
The Final Word
Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as I create a section on this site showing you how to make money online by blogging / creating websites. I’ll tell you guys exactly how to do it, show you all the tools needed, and walk you through the process. I’ll even go as far as to create brand new websites as case studies and post stats for traffic and income reports.
I’m going to help walk you ladies through every step. If a handful of you ladies transform your life and build an income, then I consider my efforts a success.
I’d like to hear what you think of my idea. If you’re interested in following along, post something in the comments here. I’d like to see guesstimate the interest.
If you are ready to learn how to make a passive income online with websites, well, go to our first post about this here.