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 websites and opportunities that could help you make & save money online, or from home.
- Helping people discover ways they can grow income streams.
- Helping people make money from home – surrounding something they’re passionate about!
- Helpful “how to,” or tutorial related posts based largely on creating a blog, affiliate marketing, or ways you can generate an income online and from home.
Who Is… Nat?
I’m a wife and stay-at-home parent to my two sons, who are now 10 & 12.
Several years ago, I decided I wanted to figure out how to make some extra money from home and reduce our debts.
My eldest son also has Autism and it just made much more sense for me to be at home, rather than go out and try and juggle full time work.
I know many people just don’t understand that it IS possible to make money online… It’s just not as easy as people make out!
It can also take a long time, lots of trial and error and comes with plenty of highs and lows.
I recently wrote about some of that, over at this post! (You could scroll down to the section: “Why look at Pinterest at all?,” for the most relevant bit!).
How I Got Started Online:
My first introduction to saving & making money online started close to a decade ago!
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 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 ONLY 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 also got burnt out!
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 understand 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 this training platform, 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.
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 created a great course or training, 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.
If you’d like to know the method I used to make my first $1000 profit online and way beyond, you can sign up to my free email course at the end of this post.
All the best! 🙂