Hi there! We are Gill and Nikki, two random strangers from opposite ends of the UK who became online friends way back in 2013!
We met on good old Facebook when we were both involved with learning how to do drop shipping and Amazon fulfilment! We both moved on to other programmes, have both been scammed here and there (every single person who earns online has lost money somewhere along the way – if they deny this, run away from them, quickly!), and we both work from home full time (doing part time hours) making money and earning our living online, one way or another!
As we have previously mentioned, there are loads of ways to earn online and we’ve tested many of them! We will always give an honest review of the systems and packages we use, will explain everything in as much detail as possible to enable you to make a decision on whether or not something is right for you, and we are always here for you if you have any questions. Because, you know, we live online …
Let us introduce ourselves!
I can’t believe I’m writing this but I’m a 60-year-old (argh I have no idea how that happened!) north-easterner (the bird from up north as Nikki likes to call me, although she still forgets which county I live in!), happily married for 40 years to my lovely fella, and we have a son and daughter-in-law and beautiful new granddaughter who live in the south east. Like Nikki, I’m passionate about alternative therapies such as essential oils, and am qualified to degree level 3 in Reiki (I may go on to do my Master Reiki qualification in the future, when the time feels right). We share so many interests, it was more or less inevitable that we would end up working together, somewhere down the line – we’ve talked about it often enough, over the years.
I adore writing and have self-published two books on Amazon (with more in the pipeline). If you’d like to check them please click on one of the images below.
Since my late teens I’ve had I guess what you’d call an entrepreneurial spirit, always trying to find a way to make money outside of my regular job. Sometimes I took it further than wishful thinking, and I’ve been self-employed a few times over the years, but I became my own boss permanently at the end of August 2015. It is the best thing I ever did! Nothing beats the freedom that comes from working for yourself – it can occasionally be lonely (we will both touch on this in other posts) but 99% of the time, it’s wonderful. You’re completely in control of your working day and your income and expenditure, you don’t have to answer to any crappy bosses (there have been many of those over the years), you don’t have to book time off for medical appointments, special occasions, holidays etc – it’s just great!
I’m currently incapacitated due to mobility problems (which will hopefully be sorted once this coronavirus situation is over), but I can still carry on working. I dread to think how my life would have been over the past 18 months, while I’ve been suffering with these issues, if I’d still been an employee! Long term sickness, meetings with bosses, loss of income, paltry sickness/benefit payments (I’ve been there once before in 2011, albeit for a shorter period of time – putting it politely, it isn’t nice). For me, being my own boss is almost perfect (nothing is 100% perfect – don’t believe anyone who says otherwise).
I would add, for anyone who has read this far, if I can leave work and start afresh as my own boss at the age of 55 (as I was in 2015), then anyone can. Never let your age be an obstacle – you are never too old to learn something new, dream new dreams, set new goals, and ultimately, achieve them.
Hi, I’m Nikki! I’m married with 2 kids and have been working online since 2007 (on and off) and live in Milton Keynes, but originally from North London.
I have tried my hand at many opportunities throughout my self-employment – some have been great, and some have not been so great! I also love the lifestyle self-employment gives me – it has saved me an abundance of money in childcare but most importantly, I’ve been fortunate to be able to be around for my kids, to watch them hit their milestones in life.
Self-employment can offer so many qualities in life, for example, the freedom to choose the hours you want to work and the freedom to take holidays as you please. It does have its crosses to bear, like not having a stable income, but when you have many strings within your self-employment, it can be sustainable.
Due to a work accident I found myself dabbling in alternative therapies and essential oils (oils became my passion!) – it has led to a much healthier lifestyle for myself and my family, and I will never not have them in my life.
Being self-employed also gave me the opportunity to have my own personal goals in life, so every year I set myself a target, eg a big holiday, a financial goal, or even a health one, to keep me focused on my journey.
Anyone can have the freedom to be self-employed but it’s very important that you always do your homework on companies and their backgrounds, as I, like many, have been stung by scams in the past – but the process makes you tougher and stronger and gives you the will to keep going.
Feel free to message either of us if you are venturing out of your comfort zone – we may be able to help and support you on your journey.
Much love, Nikki