Hi I'm April and the title of this blog is the exact words that came out of my mouth in 2015 "I'm Tired!! Can I really make it working from home?". I have worked since I was 16, working average jobs one being a stepping stone into the next. and at one point I was a telemarketer, yes.. I was one of those people that called and asked if you needed work done on your home. haha!!
While working as a telemarketer, I put myself through college, obtaining my first degree in sign language interpreting.. I then started working as a sign language interpreter for the college I had just graduated from, working 50-60 hours a week plus freelance work. I had 2 small children AND still I needed to have a side hustle to make ends meet. Sound familiar?
I found myself missing so much of what my kids were doing, all the while, telling myself this is all for them. I decided to attend the University to get my BA and landed a job working as a professor. I had a title.. I was doing something so important I thought to myself BUT I still had to have a side hustle, because if you don't already know .. Professors with only a BA do not make a ton of money and barely enough to support a family of 4. So. I came across this friend of mine that come to find out was selling a weight loss pill and the results people were seeing from it were insane and that was her side hustle!! I was a skeptic, but I still had baby weight I couldn't lose and so I bit the bullet and gave it a shot.. HOLY HECK, this stuff worked, I thought so I asked how could I sell this product? Needless to say, I found my new side hustle.
Her answer to me was "YES"!! I again found myself biting the bullet and you guessed it.. I did not renew my contract with he University. Here I was making my side hustle, my main hustle. I woke up the next morning with this feeling that I can hardly put into words. I felt like the thousands of pressures that were on my shoulders were gone. I got my kids off to school, sat in front of the computer, after watching the morning news, which I never got to do, and got to work expanding my contacts and selling the heck out of this product! Well, I suppose all good things must come to an end because 3 months later, this product was pulled from the market by the FDA.. I KNOW RIGHT!!!
Here it was right in front of me.. yet another life altering decision, Do I go back to a 9-5 or do i find a new side hustle? Well, in both fields, I was helping people, which I have this passion to do but only one of them allowed me the flexibility that I had grown to love. I had so many people that depended on the products and services I provided and I did not want to let them down either. AND my daughter had already found this product that she was carrying. So what do you think I did? Yep, I tested it first myself and started carrying this product too. I found myself making 3x the income that I was as a professor including the loss in benefits.. NUTS.. yeah but sadly enough true!
In the meantime, I had started to collaborate with a friend that I had met in the business and we began asking ourselves,"Why can't we start our own product line?" and that is exactly what we did. The birth of Simply Skinny® weight loss product line came about as well as my company Down To Earth Solutions LLC. I have been running this business since 2016 with so much success, we have received thousands of messages and testimonies from our amazing customers!
BUT.. and here is a big BUT.. I still had this need to fulfill my passion for beauty, and pretty things.. Well this year I decided to go on a search for the TOP beauty and personal care products out there in direct sales and I am bringing these Ah-MAZING product to you all in one place at https://www.AprilStarks.com! I have an amazing team of both men and women that are also selling these products, several of them have already and more that are transitioning into making this their full time profession and saying GOODBYE to their old 9-5! If you have ever said "I'm Tired" or ever wondered if you can work from home, my answer to you is "YES"! I am not saying leave your job tomorrow.. remember I already had a side hustle before making my decision but can it be done.. YES IT CAN!! I must say, It was the best decision I ever made because I was TIRED and needed to make that change for not only me but for my family. We only live once and our children are only little once and to be able to be there when it counted was/is PRICELESS!
If you are looking for a side hustle to give you that little extra or you are looking for that side hustle to turn into your main hustle. Contact me and lets chat a bit, I would love to have you on my team! Visit: https://www.aprilstarks.com/work-with-april