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Don’t Forget!!! Work Free Summit

Today, I’d like to take a few minutes and talk about why I love working from home and what my greatest challenges are. Most of you already know that I’ve been working at home for almost two years now and I absolutely love it!

I don’t have to get up before dark and brave the wet or cold on my moto to go to work, nor do I need to bundle up and come home in the rain or cold on my moto after dark. When it gets cold, and even though I live in Mexico, it does still get cold, I can take my laptop and set up in front of the fireplace and work in my sweater and slipper socks with my cup of tea beside me.

I also enjoy the income I earn online as compared to working for pesos in Mexico. Earning dollars means I don’t have to work nearly as many hours per week to provide for my family comfortably. I have flexibility in my schedule that I never had before. I was able to work and visit my family in Pennsylvania this year, which wouldn’t have been possible at any of the traditional jobs I’ve had over the years.

The challenges of working at home are challenges to be sure. The weather impacts my internet connection, so some days I can’t get everything I want to get done, done. I’ve had to cancel online classes because of poor internet connection as well. I’ve learned the best hours for full-power internet are early in the morning, so that’s when most of my online work happens. I need to be organized and ahead of the game so that in the event of an internet outage, I won’t be behind in my writing assignments either. Procrastination has had to be eliminated from my vocabulary in order for working from home to work.

I get to spend more time with my family working from home and I have more time to do the things I love. Right now, I’m going to finish up this post and take the Puppers for a walk in the middle of the day. When could I have done that working at a traditional job? I also get to enjoy my house. It’s been quite an adventure building it and instead of leaving it vacant for 8 – 10 hours a day, I can actually LIVE in it!

I want to help other women, especially those in Mexico, find similar opportunities to work from home, whether online or in another field. So remember that his week is the Work Freedom Summit that I participated in. While it will be available after this week, it won’t be available for FREE! So take advantage of this fabulous resource and sign up for your FREE access from October 24-26.

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Take a look at all the topics that will be covered!

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I can’t wait to see what you think of my segment on eBooks!

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Time for that walk!

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My First Podcast!

Expat Mama Kimberlee Thorne-Harper has featured me on one of her podcasts!

Here’s a summary of what we talked about:

“Camille Flores met her husband in the US at a Mexican restaurant where they were both working. After a minor pullover with the police without his driver’s license, it looked like he wouldn’t be able to renew his driver’s license or work in the US ever again. Moreover, his deportation would eventually be imminent, so they as a family decided to “self-deport”. She tells what it was like for her to try and adapt to a new country and culture in a remote area of Mexico, with no basic services like electricity or other services for several years. She discusses her experience with Mexico’s schools are vs. schools in the US, how their now 17-year-old is schooled now and what their lives are like, what they do for work and much more. A discussion on how varied Mexico can be from region to region. She truly has an amazing story. Her quote or motto is this: “I do the difficult immediately; the impossible takes me a little longer.””

While you are there, be sure to check out the other fascinating podcasters featured on Expat Mama’s page!Expat Mama Podcasts

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Failing at your Own Business–Author

The end of January brought me my first 1099-MISC from Kindle Direct Publishing. Would you believe I made $12.91 in royalties from the sale of my books in 2018? Ok, well, that’s not a lot of moolah, but it’s a start, isn’t it? My goal is to double that income this year. Seems obtainable.

January itself was off to a rousing start. I had 107 downloads via Amazon. Unfortunately, they were all FREE downloads from my promotions. 117 pages were read via Kindle Unlimited. That netted me a total of $2.07 in royalties that I’ll get next month. Guess I can’t quit my day job just yet.

writing goingNo one ever said that being a writer was an easy road. Since I’ve decided not to be dismayed, I am continuing work on the 5 books I have planned for this year. I hope to have another ready for publication by the end of February, but with the internet being what it is, uploading the book to Amazon may be delayed a bit.

Additionally, I went ahead and set up a new web site as an official author just in time for National Entrepreneurship Week (February 16-23). Very apropos since I am “setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit” with this venture.

I’ll still be blogging my wild and wacky adventures in Mexico here at Surviving Mexico, so never fear. The new blog will be going in a completely different direction.

content creative heading.jpgContent Creative will be devoted to writing, blogging, and reading. You can expect interviews with authors, book reviews and inspirational articles and how-to guides for bloggers, writers, and reviewers.

So should any of those topics tickle your fancy, you can find me in my new position as a freelance writer/reviewer at:

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Featured by A to Z Challenge

Well, much to my surprise, I’m being featured this month by the A to Z Challenge crew!

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On February 10, you can find my guest post here. I wrote an A to Z list about how to turn your blog posts into books, which of course, I have experience doing. I like the list so much that I think I’ll expand on it on my new blog Content Creative for the April A to Z Challenge.

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My book A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico is also being featured by the A to Z Team in my first ever book hop! You can find the features by:

So if you get the chance, hop on by and share some love with these wonderful bloggers!

Because I have been so honored this month, I thought I’d offer A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico FREE on Amazon for the next few days. If you haven’t already picked up your copy, now would be the time!atozcover

I’d also like to mention that I’m currently working on the next book in A Woman’s Survival Guide to Mexico series. I hope to have it ready by early March. So stay tuned!

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