I’m Theresa and I started ChemFree Cleaning Service, LLC, as a means of supplementing my family’s income while at the same time homeschooling my three children.
I didn’t intend to start a business but once you provide a service, receive income, and pay taxes there really is no other choice. You are in business!
In the beginning
My first paid cleaning job was at a nearby church. This was the perfect job for me! My children could play happily in the nursery, supervised by the oldest sibling, while I worked. Even better, they could work independently on their school lessons in a quiet environment. Later, as my children grew older, I found a couple of houses to clean while my children played or studied nearby.
As the years went by, my children no longer needed to come with me to work but many things changed in the world of house cleaning. Computers started appearing in homes everywhere and more people began to work from home. Houses were built with new types of surfaces, bigger kitchens and bathrooms, and more square feet. Larger surfaces meant more cleaning time.
Not only were these changes making me feel less productive, but I was beginning to have some aches and pains that were slowing me down. Chronic sinus infections from breathing chemicals plagued me.
It was hard saying goodbye to my house-cleaning clients, but it was time for a change. Cleaning the church allowed me the flexibility to pace myself thereby avoiding some aches and pains, so I picked up a couple more of them. I also learned some new techniques for cleaning that made my life so much better.
Why am I here?
So how does a cleaning lady end up sitting on her couch, watching the squirrels playing in the trees, and sharing her story with the world?
I made one simple mistake. With a strong desire to make a little travel money and interact with more people, I applied for a part-time job at a local smoothie shop. Although it was fun watching my travel budget grow and spending time with energetic young people, my aches and pains were getting more severe and I had to quit the job.
A long-avoided trip to the doctor revealed that I was suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis, sciatica, and a pinched nerve in my neck. It was clear that taking additional cleaning jobs was out of the question. I needed another source of income.
A new opportunity
While searching the Internet for ways to avoid disability and continue to make money, I came across the perfect opportunity to learn to make money on the Internet through affiliate marketing. Writing is something that I enjoy just as much as cleaning, but I had tried this before and failed so I was a bit skeptical.
Nevertheless, I signed up for free lessons and began learning right away how to combine my desire to make money with my love of writing and my desire to help people simplify their lives. I loved the program so much that I decided to upgrade to a paid membership which gave me even more benefits.
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If you have questions about cleaning or making money online, feel free to comment below. I will do my best to help you.
All the best,