Welcome to At Home Hustle, your resource for how to make money from home for introverts. Of course, all personality types are welcome. I just happen to be an introvert, so I want to help guide people who want to make money at home… alone… in silence… preferably under a cozy blanket and surrounded by pets. 😉
What is an introvert?
If you’ve landed here, there’s a good chance I don’t need to explain what an introvert is. However, I want to anyway since there are many times when the word is said negatively.
The simplest explanation is that extroverts energize by socializing while it drains introverts. It’s all about how you charge your battery. Introverts don’t hate people; we just need alone time to fully recharge to feel our best.
Let’s back up so I can introduce myself. HI! My name is Jen, and I am an introvert with loads of anxiety. It took me years to figure out why I didn’t thrive in an office setting. I am an extremely hard worker — to a fault, actually — but office life sucked the actual life out of me.
Even surrounded by family members, I felt constantly overstimulated at my job. It was like all of my senses were on hyper-alert and as if I was missing an important protective layer or shield to manage my nerves. All of this consistently and dramatically increased with age.
For a while I felt like a weak failure, but after a lot of research and self-reflecting, I now believe personality traits really do play a huge role in what types of work we should do. Don’t get me wrong; I also have loads of mental mayhem going on — clearly! But, I won’t get into that anymore on this blog.
If you ever want to know more, just reach out to me. I’m an open book!
Due to my struggles in the workforce, I was always on the hunt for ways to make money online. Basically, since online existed, I was looking for ways to work from home. Yes, I was here for the birth of the internet and had an AOL account that may or may not still exist. Consider me old and wise. 😉
Fast forward to present day where it’s never been more possible to carve out a section of the internet for yourself. Not everything is profitable, but there are cases where all it takes is a smartphone and a smile to earn some cash!
I want to make it clear that I am not saying to never leave your comfort zone. It’s important to challenge yourself and never get too comfortable. However, I know that I do better when I work from home, and I can safely assume that other introverts with or without anxiety feel the same way.
Never will I claim to be an “expert” in any area; things in the digital space change too quickly for that title. I am documenting my experiences and continued journey and giving my opinions on what I learn about each work from home gig. I’m constantly researching and staying in the loop, but always do your own research, as well.
Another important note is that I do not have a college degree, so nothing I list here will require one.
About This Website
My goal with At Home Hustle is to share my experiences with various work from home income streams. I am ambitious, curious, impatient, and impulsive. In other words, I see an online hustle, want to know how it works, and then want to do it right away.
Blogging is my main income source and how I’ve been able to work from home since 2010. My love for blogging is also why starting this blog comes naturally. Having one income stream terrifies me, so I always keep exploring. Sharing my findings with you and, hopefully, receiving your feedback is a win all around!
I binge-learn everything I find remotely interesting. I think I want to DO everything. I never dip a toe in and dive face first into all endeavors. I’ve learned a lot with this behavior, a lot of which are things that are not for me.
Of course, everyone is different, and results will vary for all. I hope by sharing my experiences, the info can help you make your own choice on whether or not to pursue an online income stream.
Introvert Rating System
Since my other obsession is dog rescue, each work from home opportunity will have an introvert rating system measured in French bulldogs. One Frenchie being the least introvert-friendly to five Frenchies being the most — all in my opinion, of course.
Frenchie rating system is measured by how much human interaction is required to do the job, how often you have to leave the house, and how stressful I personally find the work overall.
Feel free to communicate with me along the way! As long as you don’t want to come over (LOL), I’d love to hear your experiences and ways you work from home.
Your adventure STARTS HERE.