Hey everyone, I’m Nat – the owner and creator of Rags To Niches!
What Is Rags To Niches About?
- Helping people create and build their own blogs/websites.
- Helping people find legit training programs and platforms for that can help them both make & save money online.
- Reviewing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly when it comes to online “money making,” opportunities.
- Helping people discover ways they can grow income streams online.
- Helpful “how to,” or tutorial related posts based largely on creating a blog, affiliate marketing, or ways you can generate an income online.
Who Is… Nat?
I’m a stay-at-home mother to my two boys, who are now 8 & 11.
I used to be quite the couch potato who wasn’t very fit and ate a lot of pizza 🙂
But I turned my life around several years ago and started running & eating more healthily.
I started training for marathons and, without a doubt, long-distance running had a major impact on my life.
I guess, once you realise what you can be capable of physically, you start to grow in confidence and think about what else you can accomplish.
As a family, we are avid film watchers and theme park enthusiasts, we love going for long walks outside and exploring new places.
My eldest son has high functioning autism and, while I could have gone out to full-time-work outside the home, having a child with an, (often) misunderstood condition meant that it wasn’t the best option for us.
Ultimately, I knew we would all be a lot happier if I could figure out how to generate some income from home… and then I could still be there for them full-time!
How I Started Online…
My introduction into making money online started over six years ago, when I would enter thousands of online competitions/sweepstakes a month in a bid to make a bit of extra money on the side and win things that I just couldn’t afford.
It could be highly repetitive and boring, but it became a bit of an obsession once I’d actually started to win!
I’ll never forget that the first thing I won – it was a designer handbag, worth nearly £500, (I’m in the UK).
After that, I was hooked. I also did really well – winning gadgets, ipads, TVs, breaks away, cash, vouchers and considerably more.
But, I knew that I couldn’t only rely on this long term.
Even with some of the awesome things I won, it wasn’t a reliable and there were no guarantees with it.
I decided to try and find a more long-term/reliable way to make money online, but I didn’t have the slightest idea how.
Back then, I didn’t even realise that people made substantial money from things like blogging or self-publishing….
The idea that people actually made some decent money from blogging, was a total revelation to me!
I had zero idea this stuff was going on and so, it was like entering another world once I started to discover this stuff and it was really exciting.
When I first came online; I had no idea what SEO meant, let alone what a niche website was, or what keyword research was about!
It was all pretty intimidating and I stumbled about online trying to figure things out for a good couple of months. Only, after that time, I felt even more confused. There is SO much conflicting advice online.
Eventually, I found an online training program and community that taught me about affiliate marketing and building websites from scratch.
Starting the training there, also opened up other potential doors for me, by teaching me valuable skills online – such as SEO, creating content and keyword research.
Within a few months I set up a tonne of websites at once, (NOT a good idea) and I sailed through loads of training – I made a tonne of mistakes in the process and I didn’t take on board all the advice at first.
However, I made my first sales online within a few months with a niche website and that gave me the confirmation I needed that the potential was there. The rest is history!
I initially set up Rags To Niches to share my experience along the way – but I enjoyed writing for this blog so much, that it became my primary website.
I’m always on the look out for great quality products…. and I do hope to see more of them in the future.
If you have a program you’ve created and think it great, or you think you know of a great way to make or save money online that I haven’t covered yet – let me know about it!
If you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to answer them. You can contact me via this form.
All the best! 🙂