Welcome to Merry for Money
Hiya, thanks for checking out what Merry for Money is about.
To put a simply? Making money fun.
You would be surprised what’s out there. Be it something tamed like eBay, Amazon, Alibaba, Rev, Rover, Etsy…or something more exciting like camming and sugaring. Hey, we live in the Information Age people! Let’s take advantage of it. Open your mind for the fun!
I sleuth out the best ways for my readers to make a little spending money with casual effort.
I will teach you how to make more money so you can spend and splurge more for the little ✨ (or big) things in life.
Nice to Meet Ya Sugar! – My Story
My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was 9. My parents were factory workers. We were the first family to leave our fishing village and come to America. I improved my English by listening to Radio Disney from a boom box picked off the street.
We were always one incident away from being homeless. Only existing on the razor’s edge.
Naturally, I grew up with a very negative relationship with money. That was life.
I was not born to a good family or in a good place. Looking back at my mistakes, I find my life’s truths by examining the hardship of my youth. I firmly believe we women are even stronger than we think.
In 2012, I graduated from university (the first one in my family!) with 5-figures worth of student debt. It seemed like an impossible number for me at the time.
Graduating into the Big Recession without a job was a hopeless feeling I then internalized: Loser = Me.
After a while, people tend to get sick of feeling bad this way 🙂 yeah?
That’s when I started to HUSTLE hard, online, and offline. I started being proactive and practical. Every extra dollar I earned was a win.
I took about a bazillion surveys online, eBay, Amazon, modeling, SBing, mTurk, Fiverr, etc. all for the sake of supplementing my crappy millennial day job. But it worked. In less than a year, it helped me pay off the student loans on my back.
Every single penny I earned HELPED me get out of debt a minute, day, a week quicker.
How does your story end?
Short story: now I’m a new mother, happily married to my wonderful husband. We’re financially independent, self-made. We were able to retire in our 30s. I spend my days doing whatever I want. I run my 3 hobby businesses on the side (for-profit & non-profits.)
We are saving money, building wealth, starting a family, and most importantly – we are living.