I always wanted to be a work at home entrepreneur even before I knew what an entrepreneur was. But getting started did not come easy.
I spent many years working for other people and traveling long distances to work. And over that length of time I worked many different jobs; everything from clerical to light industrial to being a full time minister at a rural Christian Church. It was during my 6 years as a Christian minister that my work day travel really got inflated. At one point I was traveling over 600 miles per week traveling back and forth to seminary and carrying out the mission of the church. My car got a work out and so did I!
Then in 2011 my life began to change in unexpected ways. It was at this time that my parents began to show the obvious signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Mom) and Vascular Dementia (Dad). It became clear someone had to stay at home to sit with them for most of the day. Since I was the closest of three children, the lot fell to me.
My wife and I brainstormed about different ways we could earn a living from home. Since we both had ministerial backgrounds we started doing personal coaching and giving spiritual advice to clients over the phone. I also hustled up jobs doing lawn care for local clients. It was rough (and scary) making the transition, but we made it work.
Since that day in 2011 I have experimented with different ways of earning a living from home. What you will find here at GrowWithRalph.com are some of the better more replicable programs that I have found over the years. I tend to focus on programs with proven track records rather than taking chances on startups with uncertain futures. I have had my share of successes and I have also been stung in a few bad business deals (more on that later). What I hope to be able to pass along to you are some of the lessons learned in over 9 years of being a home based entrepreneur. It’s been an interesting trip (well worth every mile) and I am excited to be able to share it with you here.
Working For Your Success,