Hi everyone, I’m Nat – the owner and creator of Rags To Niches!
So, 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 wife and mother my two boys, who are now 9 & 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, working out & generally 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.
I wanted to figure out how to generate at least a part-time income from home… So that I could still spend a majority of my time with my family.
My eldest son also has autism and it just made much more sense for me to be at home!
Are You *Rich,* Rags To Niches!?!
HA! … No!
Thankfully, I do earn enough online to justify staying at home and not getting a typical 9-5 though! 🙂
We’re a regular family, living in a small rented house, with plenty of debt and financial worries too….
Just like most families out there!
I want to make that absolutely clear!
But I also know that plenty of people out there would love the opportunity to make money from home like I do and the great thing is, having your own online business is something that GROWS over time.
My income for this month looks like it will be double what it was last year and who knows what it will be in 12 months time!
I will keep you posted on that one! 🙂
How I Got Started Online:
My introduction to saving & making money online started around seven years ago now.
I started out entering THOUSANDS of online competitions and sweepstakes every month in a bid to win some money-can’t-buy-prizes and hopefully make a little extra on the side.
It could be highly repetitive and boring, but it became a bit of an obsession once I’d actually started to win!
I continued to do this for several years.
I also did really well – winning gadgets, Ipads, games consoles, TVs, breaks away, cash, many shopping/restaurant/hotel vouchers and much more.
The trouble is, I regularly dedicated six hours a day or more to this “hobby…”
I knew that I couldn’t soley do that 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 money from things like blogging.
The idea that people actually made some decent money from blogging, (let alone a full time income) 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 discovered an online training program, that taught me all about affiliate marketing and building websites from scratch.
Starting the training there, also opened up other potential doors, because I started to learn valuable online skills.
Such as, setting up WordPress, writing SEO 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.
I made my very first sales online, within a few months with a niche website and that gave me the confirmation I needed that the potential was there.
I’ve gradually been building up my income since.
It’s not been an easy road and it’s one that I’m still navigating, but it has been an amazing journey so far and I’m so glad that I stuck with it.
One of the reasons I persevered with this, was because I have had a dream for a long time.
For me, the dream is to not be tied down to one location and to know that I can generate an income where ever I choose to go, (just as long as there is an internet connection!).
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! 🙂