As a retired couple and more recently grandparents of Type 1 Diabetic grandchild we wanted to learn “How To Make Extra Cash From Home”. We wanted a little extra income to be able to help our daughter out with some of the added expenses of raising a Type 1 Diabetic child.
We thought of a little part-time job but we had to ask ourselves – Is that really what we want to do? Of course, the answer is a resounding NO.
- Most places prefer to hire the younger crowd.
- Increase store closures due to increased online competition.
- Not exactly anxious to sacrifice our freedom.
- We wanted to travel, go see the grandchildren who live on the other side of the country.
- We wanted to travel for leisure as well. There is a whole world out there to explore and we wanted to do it while we were still young enough to enjoy it.
Extensive travel costs money, much more money than we can comfortably afford to live on his pension.
We needed to find something to bridge that gap.
Over the years we had tried different things but nothing ever truly gave us the freedom we were searching for.
When our grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I was searching online for advice on how to grandparent a child with Type 1.
I found all kinds of information and support for parents but not for grandparents.
This got me thinking why isn’t there a place for grandparents to support each other through this scary world of Type 1.
My husband showed me an article about blogging I thought perhaps I could become that place I couldn’t find when our Type 1 journey began.
The more I thought about it the more I thought “Why not?”
And so grand-parenting-type-1-diabetic.com was born.
My husband first showed me this “Wealthy Affiliate” ad, I admit I was more than a little skeptical.
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I knew there were plenty of people out there making money blogging but I didn’t believe I could.
I am certainly not a professional writer or anything. I was just a grandmother who wanted to help other grandparents find the support they need when they have a Type 1 grandchild.
The thing with Wealthy Affiliate is that you can join for free and they say you will actually have a website up and running before you complete your 10 free lessons.
We decided to go ahead and give it a go.
During the 10 FREE Training Lessons, I was amazed at how easily I could follow along and understand what to do and how to do it.
As far as computers go, I am pretty illiterate but even I was able to successfully get through the lessons with ease.
Create a Website
Like I said they give you 10 free lessons. They keep things simple so even someone like me who did not grow up with computers was able to follow along quite easily.
They give written instructions as well as a video showing exactly how to do each step.
Just a few simple steps and voila, my very own website created and live in less than 30 seconds, check out this amazing video tutorial.
WOW! This was so much FUN and Soooooo COOL and it even gives us some extra cash.
Oh yes, there is even a whole community of other bloggers available to help and answer questions at any time.
Even the owners, Kyle & Carson are very active within the community.
I Share My Story Through Blogging
So now as we go through our journey with Our Type 1 grandson we just write about our experiences and post them on our website to help other grandparents navigate the world of Type 1 Diabetes.
I had Alex every day after school while his parents were still working. This was both wonderful and scary. It was great to have so much time with him but it was scary to be solely responsible for his medical care while he was here.
I found it therapeutic to write about my experiences in learning to manage his Type 1. Wondering if I counted his carbs right, dosed his insulin correctly. All very real fears and I had nowhere to go for advice or guidance. As grandparents, we are not the primary caregivers and as such we are often left out of the loop.
I write about caring for Alex’s medical needs, altering recipes to make them more diabetic friendly, as well as just everyday grandparenting fun activities, crafts. Not every post is or will be Type 1 related but everything is about fun happy grandparenting.
I take comfort in sharing our story and hope it offers support and guidance to others who may find themselves in the same boat.
As grandparents, we love to have adventures with our grandkids (we have 10). Only one is Type 1 which creates its own challenges. We need to care for his medical needs but still be able to treat him the same as the others.
We have found that in most areas everything is pretty much the same. We made some adjustments and I think we are all healthier for it.
Since starting our website I get double the fun with the grandkids. I get the initial fun and then I get to relive it when I write the blog posts for the site.
I have discovered that we can travel and have fun adventures with my grandchildren and I can write my posts anywhere. I just take my laptop with us everywhere we go and if I think of something to share I take a few moments and write something out.
When we discovered “How To Make Extra Cash From Home” I was so excited. We are not rich but this just enables us to do a few extra things to enjoy life a little more.
I have learned there is a “Summer Camp” for kids with diabetes, we want to send our grandson there when he is old enough. Thanks to this website we will be able to do just that and perhaps even send his sisters to a camp of their choice.
That training was so good we also have a second site up now already.
I also have some great ideas about future sites that we may put up. The sky is the limit and it really doesn’t take that much time.
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