The 3 Biggest Reason People Quit When Looking for a Way to Make Money Online

Make Money OnlineSo let’s say you’re a single mom or a struggling young family, and you are looking for a way to make a bit of extra cash, or you are looking for a way to stay home with your kids, or you are looking for a way to…… (you fill in the blank).

You’ve seen online (probably on Facebook) that you can make all this extra money from home working in you PJ’s, and even better:

  • It’s super simple – you don’t need any prior experience
  • You can do it in just a couple hours, then you can head to the beach for the rest of the summer
  • Money will just be auto-deposited into your bank
  • You’ll be joining a team that will do all of the work for you

So, you get super excited and start searching for the perfect opportunity that will provide everything that it promises. This is it! You’re finally going to have that extra cash to pay off your credit card, or pay your rent, or ….

You keep searching and searching, and this is probably what you find.. Continue reading

Simple Tips to Stay Focused

Trying to Stay focused can be one of the hardest things to do as an at-home entrepreneur. When you are working from home and trying to build a business, your main reason for being at home can often times be the main reason that you get distracted on a daily basis.

It can be difficult to keep focus and also keep a balance that will enable you can do all the things that you want.

I am no different. It is very hard for me to stay focused on the money making tasks that need to be done… Stay-focusedI feel like I am always busy, doing busy work.

I’ll start a task in the morning and then end up jumping from task to task, putting out fires, and wasting a whole bunch of time “researching” or “looking for information”. If I’m not careful, half the day is gone before I know it, and I have accomplished nothing… zip, zero!

Does that ever happen to you?

Does it every feel like you’re working and working and at the end of the day, you haven’t really accomplished anything?

Does it feel like you are spinning your wheels?

Does it feel like you are going in circles?

Does it feel overwhelming and paralyzing because there are so many things that need done?

Does it feel like you are sabotaging your own success?

Here are 5 simple tips to help you stay focused, stay on track, get more accomplished in a smaller amount of time, so you can start to feel like you are making progress in your business.

  1. Every night make a list of 2-3 things that need to get done FIRST. These items need to include things that are going to make money (income producing activities).
  2. Outsource the repetitive things in your business that need to be done on a daily basis…. BUT don’t need to be done by you. Remember that you are the owner of your business, and NOT the employee.
  3. Set a timer. I often get side tracked in the middle of doing something. For example I am doing a blog post on a topic; I need to find out more information about that topic so I end up spending way to long checking out other articles, looking for quotes, images, or whatever else. On really bad days I end up surfing topics that aren’t even related to what I am writing the blog about!!
  4. Go through tasks and decide what is necessary to grow your business, and what is just “stuff” robbing you of time and focus. How much of that stuff can be eliminated all completely, or given to your assistant to complete.
  5. Stay logged out of social media and email until designated times throughout the day. We all know what a huge time suck things like Facebook and YouTube can be, lol.


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Of course none of these tips are new, and they are pretty basic…. But, I think it’s important to be reminded of them from time to time.

We are starting the third quarter of the year. Let’s kick it off with focus and determination to succeed.  So that we can all end the year strong.

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Now it’s your turn! Are there certain things that you do in the interest of staying focused? I would love for you to share them below in the comments section.

Talk soon,




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Transform Your Spirit from Poor to Rich

In order to get yourself moving down the right path financially, first you must get your mind and spirit to stop sabotaging your success.

So many people have big dreams, and lofty goals. What tends to happen is that they keep telling themselves that they will never be able to “get there”.


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Subconsciously, we are programmed about money (and everything else we believe) from the time we are very young. We are told things like:

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees
  • You don’t deserve to have…
  • I can’t afford that
  • Stay in school and get a good secure job
  • You can never do that, just stay with what you know
  • You’ll never amount to anything
  • Why would you possibly think that…

The list goes on and on. These kind of negative thoughts and beliefs hold you back from ever achieving more than what you were raised to believe that you could.

I know this because I have done it for years. Thankfully, I have always had enough money to cover my living expenses, with a slight bit left over for an occasional (cheap) vacation here and there, but that’s it.

No matter how hard I tried, getting to the next level seemed impossible. It was like every time I would reach a certain amount I COULD NOT get beyond that level of income/wealth. Like a slow leak in my wealth bucket that anything more than that level would just disappear.

What I had to do, and continue to do DAILY, is work on my own mindset and spirit.

  • I do deserve all that I want
  • There is more than enough for me (and everyone else) to have
  • Instead of I can’t afford – How can I afford
  • I can do anything that I set my mind to do

NOW – every single day when I wake up, I devote the first hour of my day working on my mindset. I have to get rid of all of that old programming and old garbage that I have been carrying around on auto play in my brain for years and years.

If you continue to think like a poor person, you will remain a poor person.

Robert Kiyosaki is an excellent role model and mentor when it comes to growing your financial IQ. He teaches how to change your mindset, and then he teaches you what you need to know and how you need to start thinking in order to change your financial outcome.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a great place to start. I have read that book several times, and now I am reading Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ which is also proving to be a very valuable book.

Spend time daily on your own learning and mindset training; it is a habit that will pay you great returns.

Talk soon,




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Third Time’s the Charm

There is an old saying, “Third time’s the Charm”.  I believe that to be true with At Home with Heather.

Hi my name is Heather Masson, and I am a perpetual at-home entrepreneur, it is my passion, and my dream.  I have been dabbling in online marketing and different earning streams for approximately 10 years.

The reasons for pursuing this passion through the years have changed, but the dream and the ultimate goal is the same.
Ten years ago, I was home bound.  I had a very sick little boy and so for me to get out of the house to engage in any type of hobby, career, even something as simple as a book club didn’t often happen.

It was much easier for me at that time to just stay home to be with my son and provide him with the best possible care.  HOWEVER, I really started to crave something to stimulate my brain, to give me a way to have some sort of socialization with adult people, and to just escape the stress of dealing with a very rare medical condition with no hope for recovery for my son.  I watched him slowly deteriorate until he passed away in October of 2009.

At that time, I was really just dabbling in different things for the purpose of filling my mind, and spirit.  I didn’t really have a goal of making a lot of additional income.  I taught myself a little bit about a lot of different things, kept my mind growing, and was able to form some great friendships with wonderful people all around the world that helped to lift my spirit.

What I found was that I absolutely LOVE being online.  I love helping people, I love learning and sharing with people, and being able to make a full-time income (on my terms) from home.  Although the full-time income part has only recently come to fruition, it is very exciting to see that after all of these years of trying and dabbling, earning an income from home is completely possible.
Through the years I have tried many different opportunities and different “bright shiny objects” and did slowly start to see it as a possible way toward financial freedom. It wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I did get serious about earning a full-time income from home, and I am happy to report that I have finally being seeing success with it.

My ultimate goal:  To be able to share my knowledge and teach as many people as are interested in how to do the same, as well as to continue to expand my own empire.

At Home with Heather has been a site that I have re-started three times over the past ten years.  I have never completely let it go because I feel like it is one of the best avenues to share my knowledge and offer you my readers helpful tips and suggestions on how to get started.

So what qualifies me to do that?  Well… I have been around for a long time, and I know what doesn’t work, and I have found what does work.  They say a mistake is only a mistake if you do not learn the lesson it was trying to teach you.  I am happy to say that I have learned many lessons.

So grab your favorite cuppa…. and let’s get started.  I would LOVE for you to become an active participant on this journey.  Join me on Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and of course share your thoughts and comments on the blog.


Talk soon,




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