I just thought I’d mention a little about me so you know who I am and where I come from. I shall try not to ramble on too much as I do tend to do! Apologies if I do!
My name is Lisa Jane Hartley and I’m a lucky mum to a beautiful toddler boy and a gorgeous baby girl! I’ve always worked full time since before having my little boy. Then I went back part time after my maternity leave.
I grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire living with my mum and brother. We didn’t have an abundance of money but we felt loved and cared for by both parents even though they weren’t together. I have fond memories of going to Thorpe Park and many Butlins holidays and one year even to Disneyland, Florida!
When I was 15 I started a Saturday job in Primark. I remember earning £2.43 per hour! I moved on to Burger King a year later and worked there during my two years at sixth form college.
At the age of 18 I came to Portsmouth to go to university. I worked at Burger King on weekends and some evenings.
After uni I worked for Brittany Ferries for two years in Portsmouth. In 2004 I moved to London and worked for a freight forwarding company called Expeditors. I was there for three years before transferring to their Milan office. I worked as a Country Trainer in Italy and Switzerland for a year.
I returned to London and worked for an Australian bank called Macquarie as a PA for three years. In 2011 I left London to work for a kitchen company in Portsmouth.
My Own First Home
Whilst working at the bank in London I decided I wanted to buy my own home. Because I was often coming back to visit friends in Portsmouth, I decided to buy a flat in my beloved Southsea!
Just a few months later in 2010 I met my lovely partner. Then four years later we moved to another part of Portsmouth to a three bed house ready to start our family. So that’s my life in a nutshell!
You can see I’ve always worked and endeavoured to do the best I can do.
My favourite time (other than university!) was working at Macquarie, living the London lifestyle and being able to buy my own flat. Now my priorities have changed and I want to spend as much time with my children.
It’s so exciting to be able to nuture, teach and help them in their first few years. I want to be around as much as I can, but I obviously still need to bring in money to pay towards the mortgage, bills, food, holidays and lots of other fun things!
Here’s a pic of me and my little beauties!
Working From Home
So that’s why I looked into working from home. I was introduced to a network marketing business called Forever Living by my sister-in-law. I jumped at the chance to do this to earn extra money during my maternity leave and later to make up my part time wages.
I still do a bit of this and use the Aloe Vera products myself but found it quite hard with having to go and about doing fairs, parties etc.
So I’ve finally found something I can actually do from home from my ipad or laptop, and even my phone when I’m out and about!
Blogging & affiliate marketing is now my ‘work’! But it doesn’t feel like work because I enjoy writing as I feed my baby (like right now!) or when both bubbas are in bed!
I came across this by watching a video series explaining how affiliate marketing works. So if you’re interested in learning about how to earn an extra income from home, take a look at the videos by entering your name and email address.
Otherwise just enjoy reading my inspirational and mummy life blogs and I hope they’ll be of some value to you!
So I realise I have actually rambled on! That’s enough about me!
I’ll leave you now to have a look around my site if you’d like to and watch the videos I mention.
If you’d like to get in contact please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org of if you would like to chat via skype face to face please add me at lisa.hartley29 and we can arrange a time and date!
Thank you & look forward to speaking with you!