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episode 9: Real Moms Making Real Money–Amy Lynn Andrews

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

Real Moms Making Real Money (at home, in their pajamas) And How You Can, Too!

Amy Lynn Andrews: blogger, author, speaker

this is not a webTV episode, but an audio file. I’m sorry.

Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. Amy and I had a lovely video call, but the video part just didn’t take. We played around with different settings, and started and stopped a few times but in the end, the video ended up being a completely blank and black screen.

so, you’re getting an audio file!

Amy is a stay-at-home mom to four children, and runs and where she shares step-by-step tutorials on how to make money blogging. From home. In your pajamas.

Amy has also written an EBook, Tell Your Time, which shares her time management tips and tricks. I’ve read an awful lot of books


time management (one of my favorite things is to go to a new-to-me library and scour the shelves for business/self-help/time management books I haven’t read. dorky, I know..) but still got an AWFUL lot out of Amy’s book. It’s only $3.99 (a steal!), and she has packed a ton of information within her 30-page text.

One of Amy’s posts, “How Much Money do Real Bloggers Make?” went viral on twitter and helped publicize her ebook and free tutorials.

In our conversation, Amy and I talk about time management and how it relates to money management, and we learn that we shower the same way (efficiently!) and I relate blogging to extreme couponing (unsuccessfully!)

Without further ado— here’s Amy!

If you have any questions for Amy (or for me) please leave a comment below and we will try our hardest to answer the best we can.

have a fantastic day!


P.S. when I started this series, I had every intention of updating it weekly. This just isn’t practical. It’s now 5:04 pm and I began fooling around with the video/audio files at noon. and I’m STILL not done! As Amy says, my life needs to be well-balanced— while I know I could do “this or that” to better business, my family and well-being need to come first.

AND! it’s now 7:50pm and I can NOT figure out the only-audio thing, so you’ve got a teensy tiny talking head. of me.

LOL! :-)



related: Can You make (real) Money Blogging?

24-hour giveaways coming this September

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

this is a test.

will this work?

will comments be numbered? I do not know.


I plan on hosting a giveaway a day in september. if you have a product or book and would like to promote it, please let me know!

episode 8: Real Moms Making Real Money– Tricia Callahan

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

Real Moms Making Real Money (at home, in their pajamas) And How You Can, Too!

Tricia Callahan, The Once a Month Mom

I met Tricia online in 2008, and knew right away that her site would be a fantastic resource for busy families. Tricia’s website is all about Once a Month cooking, or Freezer Meals. If you aren’t familiar with that term, it means shopping for all of your family dinners (usually dinner, although Tricia has LOTS of info/menus for lunch and breakfast) on one day and then cooking it.

All In One Day.

so then you have the rest of the month to chill!

I love it.

In this video, Tricia shares how she began her website, and how she decided to write about Once a Month Cooking. Tricia is one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve met in this crazy online world, and I appreciate that she still refers to herself as a stay-at-home mom, even though she works pretty much full-time, and now has contract workers that help her on the site.

Tricia and I talk monetization through ads, ebooks, and affiliate accounts.

I learned a lot, and know you will too.

Please visit Tricia at Once A Month Mom, and follow her on twitter @onceamonthmom

Tricia has very well done ebooks that you should buy— they are well done, informative, and reasonably priced.

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