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Mom On A Squidoo Mission

Updated on February 15, 2013

Work At Home Mom

Well... Here it goes... My first lens ever.

My name is Linda and I live in Croatia - a small country in Europe. I am proud mother of two little boys and I have a mission. I want to be a work at home mom. This is my story.

My husband doesn't earn much so the only way that I could be at home with my children, is to find the most effective way to earn a monthly income on the internet. So, I started exploring. Google and I become very good friends over the past few weeks. I didn't had much sleep. I have read hundreds of advices and tips to learn how to make money online, but one page about at home staying mom that earns money on Squidoo, made me thinking. Is it possible? I don't know, I am new here but I am certainly gonna try it. I will close my eyes and dive in. Who dares, wins. Right?

Image credit: LiliLove

You can do it, Mom!

You can do it, Mom!
You can do it, Mom!
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About My Mission

Work At Home Mom

My husband thinks that my mission isn't such a good idea. He believes that the only way to earn money is to make your hands dirty. Literally. I hope I will able to show him that he's wrong and that the internet provides a variety of different opportunities for earning money.

However, I am completely aware that making money online is a job like any other and it takes a lot of time and hard work to achieve your goals. It's a bit easier if you are doing something that you like. Well, I love to write so I am happy that I have found Squidoo..

Why Squidoo?

I am new on Squidoo, but according to what I have seen and read so far, this is the best place for me. I could easily make a web site somewhere else and write reviews about products that I like. However, I think I would be felling "alone on the web". I am a bloger at heart, I like to be a member of some kind of community. Can wait to explore other lenses and learn more Squidoo tips for lensmasters. Maybe even make some new friends?

stay at home mom
stay at home mom

Inspiration

You could say that I was lost before I discover Squidoo. I didn't know where to start and what to do. As I mentioned above, I was looking for some tips about making money online and I run into a lens that inspired me to join Squidoo. "Are you a Stay at Home Mom (or Dad) Interested in Earning a Monthly Income?" is amazing lens about Janet21's ideas for making money through Squidoo lenses. This is a must -read for stay at home moms or dads. Janet21's success is a truly inspiration for everyone.

Do you want to be a member of Squidoo community? It's free!

Click here to join Squidoo

Just a smile :)

Just a smile :)
Just a smile :)

Motivation

People say that the motivation is the key of success. I feel motivated every time when I look at my children. I want to be able to stay home with my two little boys and earn a monthy income to pay bills and maybe buy a few toys. My dream is to be a work at home mom. Dario is almost two and a half years and Leo is just 7 months old. My maternitiy leave will end in March next year when Leo turn 1 so I have a couple of months to see if I am going to accomplish my goals. Stay tuned, I will update my progress.

Motivational quotes

  • "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

    - Steve Jobs

  • "Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do."

    - Orison Swett Marden

  • "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."

    - Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

    Willing is not enough; we must do."

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

    - Albert Einstein

What Do You Think?

Is it possible to earn a monthly income on Squidoo?

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How much do you earn?

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Bye! Thanks for visiting my mom's lens!

Bye! Thanks for visiting my mom's lens!
Bye! Thanks for visiting my mom's lens!

Update!

I wasn't on Squidoo little over a year. My baby boy had a cyst under his chin and he needed a surgey so I put everything else on a side, including my work. It was a really scary experience for the family. Now he is a healthy 18 month old boy and I am back - ready to continue my Squidoo journey!

I was surprised to see that my Squidoo earnings reached 99 $ with only 11 lenses - and I didn't do anything a whole year! I am learning once again how things work over here. My plan is to write more lenses about things I know and just see what will happen.

Photo credit: LiliLove

My Squidoo Blog

I recently started a blog about my Squidoo adventure so I will put a link here if someone is interested to see my progress. Here it is: My Squidoo Blog - Making Money Writing On Squidoo. You are welcome to visit!

Follow me on twitter, I would love to have more friends!

I want to use this space to give a special thanks to everyone that have supported my mission. I appreciate it very much! Thank you for visiting and leaving such nice comments. I am proud to be a member of Squidoo community.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Create some more lenses and show them in squidoo forum. It's on the dashboard tab, see the link forum squidu, that is squidoo lensmaster's forum. Many lensmasters have earned money from squidoo, as I have too. Good luck.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Wishing you all the best with your online adventures. It's doable! ;)

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      jtmcwill 5 years ago

      Good luck to you and your beautiful kids.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Squidoo is a wonderful place for you. You're off to a wonderful start! Lots of us here are willing to help if you need it. Best of success to you!

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      wolfie10 5 years ago

      give yourself time to learn. i believe you are in the right place to make. there is plenty help available. i wish you all the best

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      lucky izan 5 years ago

      wow you're a great mom... good luck

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      sahmhelp 5 years ago

      Good luck! I know how you feel and what you are going through. I'm a SAHM and I do a LOT of things to try and bring in extra money. You have lovely children and I wish you the best of luck! :)

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Welcome to Squidoo! You have a lovely family. I just want to wish you luck as it won't be easy and it does take a lot of work, but it is work I love and Squidoo is a wonderful place to start. Make as many quality lens as you can!

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Nice lens. Welcome to Squidoo!!

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      good luck and I hope you make money to be able to work at home.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      YOU CAN DO IT! Great lens! Thanks for sharing it with all us fellow Squids! One big thumbs up vote left!

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      supajulia 5 years ago

      As a mom who's in a similar situation I'm going to tell you it's not easy but with hard-work you can do it. All the best of luck to you!

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wish you all the best! Do the necessary actions and believe. ^_^

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      Good luck on your mission. It is a great goal to strive for.

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      May GOD bless your ventures, being able to stay at home with your young growing children is so important.

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      tarpius 5 years ago

      keep the hardwork and proof it this is a good idea

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      niceman91 lm 5 years ago

      just give it a try.who know this is your next fortune :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Awesome job on this lens - great to get to know you! :)

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      thank you for visiting my lens. i have added you to my lens entitled Squids starting with L. your name is mentioned in the blue box and down at the bottom is your avatar/photo. pls check it and don't forgot to squidlike it. you are the first one who will see it.

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      theSEOmama 5 years ago

      I'm on a similar mission...it's nice to read your story and know that there are other people like me on a similar journey. I'm looking forward to following your progress. Looks like you're doing pretty well already - four featured lenses already and this lens has a pretty good ranking already! Keep up the good work!

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      NYThroughTheLens 5 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo! Nice lens that details your mission and motivation. I wish you lots of success!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Hi Linda, welcome to Squidoo and good luck :)

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      makeupbrush 5 years ago

      Great lens! I am a single mom that works like crazy and staying home is not even an option for me. I started selling my own products and writing on Squidoo not too long ago and hopefully I can one day make a living on the internet and stay home too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I wish you all the best in your new money making venture

      from a stay at home grand dad

      Ray

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      tnsurge 5 years ago

      I can see why you prefer to stay home with your beautiful family and wish you all success.

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      josephdirk 5 years ago

      You need to research keyword, learn more about this before go further. Another important part is promotion.

      Good luck.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Its never easy to be a mom -- but a mission is a mission!is a mission!

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Blessed -- angels must support moms on a mission!

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      Heather Bradford 5 years ago from Canada

      I loved your lens! I think there are a lot of us 'out there' who are just like you. I related to you needing the encouragement of a community. I was struggling to stay motivated with affiliate marketing until I found squidoo. I'm not making a lot of money (yet) but the little bit coming in gives me hope. I have gained lots of information and encouragement by visiting PotPieGirl.com who is another mom squidooer. I love her tag: if you're willing to do for a year what others won't, you can spend a lifetime doing what others can't. Good luck!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed my visit to your lens today, thank you, earned a squidlike from this reader.

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      DanCooper 5 years ago

      welcome aboard, its great that there are international squiders. I spent a short amount of time in Croatia years back and loved it. The people were very nice.

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      terracroatia 5 years ago

      This is a very cute and honest lens, I really like it! Good luck for your mission!

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      So far I am only earning a few dollars a month! But try other places also, like hubpages or some of the other sites they talk about in the forum. Good luck!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      Good luck, I really hope you manage to reach your goal! :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Keep going. I know many people who earn a good income on Squidoo. Lovely kid..you have a strong enough reason.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      with your positive attitude and the great people here on Squidoo you will do very well, great layout and your page is very well done, Blessed, will be back to visit your pages more often..

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      TheLastResort LM 5 years ago

      I think if you really want something, and work hard for it, it will eventually come true. I agree that it's all about attitude, and you've got a good start there.

      I would also recommend 'the challenge' as a great starting point down this road.

      Best of luck!

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      Leilani-m 5 years ago

      I ja sam na sliÄnom zadatku :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      All my income comes from Squidoo, I live very modestly but have been on a tight budget for so long that as my earnings grow I am able to help my children. I encourage you to continue your mission. I warn you thought that I work often 12-16 hours a day and even dream in Squidoo. Best of luck to you!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Hello, its a wonderful community here. You definitely won't feel lonely.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Nice lens.. congrats! Thumbs up and angel blessed. Happy New Year!

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      RickBasset 5 years ago

      It takes time but if you persevere it is possible to make money online. Good luck!

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      I have to say, as a long-time Squidoo-er, that YOU are now inspiring others!

      I love, love, love your mission and I am proof you can do it! I have been able to work online over the last few years and my "kids" are now 17 & 22. They are both still living at home, and I have never regretted a single moment of choosing to be a MOM. Best job EVER!!

      Yes -- you CAN do this. It does take some time, but keep at it. If your mission time runs out, your Squidoo-ing can always keep going. Even an hour a week adds up over time and your lenses can continue to grow and evolve. I have had months when I was unable to work, but my previous work kept making me income! Keep being YOU!

      If I may be so bold --- I am so PROUD of you! One look at your children (adorable photos!) and I can see what a wonderful mom you are to them. That is a treasure!

      ***Blessed by a SquidAngel*** for touching my heart, fantastic photos, and being the kind of person we are all happy to call a "Squid."

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      glenbrook 5 years ago

      Awesome lens. I think kids are blessed if they have a stay at home parent. My wife wouldn't be happy not working so I'm an aspiring stay at home dad. We have a 6 year old and a 21 year old.

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      CTsHeart 5 years ago

      I love this lens! What beautiful children! I hope you are successful and please continue to share your success tips! God bless!

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great page, adorable kids :)

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      surfer1969 lm 5 years ago

      A nice lens.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Congratulations on starting this adventure. You have made an outstanding first lens. I'm very impressed. I'm sure you'll do very well. Keep going. Every success takes time. Wish you the best.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Hi I came back. I hope you're having fun with Squidoo and making some income. Even $10 is something. Wish you the best.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This lens is a nice one! :) and by the way you have such nice kids :D

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. I wish you luck, though I'm sure that you won't need it. Sounds like you have a plan. Blessed.

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Inspirational!

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      E L Seaton 4 years ago from Virginia

      Ncely done Mom, it's a cinch by the inch!

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      Heidi Reina 4 years ago from USA

      Good luck with your writing and using Squidoo to supplement your income.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Here to add my support - I make a very nice income stream on squidoo with several niche accounts. Have had one month where, including charity donations, I made over $1000 for that pay period. I've had to leave squidoo for periods of time too but all that happened was my earnings went down a bit. Now I've made squidoo my full time job from home and I believe the sky's the limit for income. All the best and cheers to your great success!

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      As what I have told you, I will support you in every thing you will do since you know that I have a crush on you. Anyway, I can learn from your lenses too regarding the techniques you applied in making product lenses. Keep it up, Linda. We are here to support you. :)

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      jdwheeler 4 years ago

      Keep up the great work!

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      Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      It was nice to get to know you a little better with this lens about yourself. With steady persistent effort I think you and your husband will see your income grow making it possible to stay home with your children while contributing to the family income.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Good luck with this! All the best. :)

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      Really enjoyed reading this article. I hope you reach your goals! I love the use of photographs in this lens.

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      You can do it! You have a lovely niche of baby products. I have found if you consistently apply yourself on Squidoo, your hard work will pay off.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      You will make it. Good luck hon.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Cheering you on!

      I am making a small income every month and you can do it too.

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Welcome Lili and thanks for joining my Google+ Squidoo Community too; your little ones are absolutely adorable. I've been on Squidoo since 2006, I was always impressed by how easy-going they are with a payout threshold of $1 you can't go wrong, the community is really supportive and chock-full of good people. Good Luck in your Squidooing!

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      Sharyn Read 4 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      What you focus on grows. Just work it a little every day, learm and you'll get the rewards, promise!

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      hamstring 4 years ago

      You can do it! just keep focusing on the Amazon related lenses!

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      WebWriteGirl LM 4 years ago

      Saw your post in the forum. You're going to do great! Just keep squid-ing when you can :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Croatia is a lovely country .. I was in Rovinj many many years ago. I hope we both make lots of money on Squidoo! Greetings from Spain

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Pinned to my Just for Squids board, inspirational lens.

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      kavalonthatsme 4 years ago

      Great Post, I am a Work at home mom as well!

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      kavalonthatsme 4 years ago

      Great Post, I am a Work at home mom as well!

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