Struggling to pay bills can create a huge stress for millions as life simply revolves around money whichever way we look at it.
It’s the one thing that makes the world go around.
There will always be times when we may be struggling to pay the bills. It’s a merry -go -round in what we call ‘life’.
Money is needed for almost everything. Without it the bills don’t get paid, we can’t buy food, buy houses, take a holiday…
The list is endless.
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As children, we never truly appreciate the need for money. There was never a need to learn about the value of it and all that it can bring.
Asking parents for money for sweets, new shoes, ballet classes etc was the normal thing to do, as youngsters, we never appreciated where that money came from. We just knew that for the majority of things we wanted as children, it was a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from our parents.
Usually with the ‘we can’t afford that’ at the end.
”Money doesn’t grow on trees” was often a phrase that our parents used to say.
It certainly doesn’t. We appreciate and use this phase with our own kids when they are asking for things.
The trouble these days is that it’s not just money for sweets at the local convenience store.
It’s to fund much bigger items such as online games, new bikes or the latest gadget that’s been shown on screen.
Struggling to pay bills
Fast forward to 2020 when the biggest pandemic since the swine flu back in 2009-2010, hits all of us. We are either working for ourselves or for an employer.
Suddenly, we are not able to work because our business has been closed and put on hold or the company we work for has been forced to close temporarily.
Sadly, some of the smaller businesses have been closed for good.
A huge blow to so many businesses that have otherwise been hugely successful in the past and have been trading for several years.
The lock downs have come as a huge blow for every individual. No matter who or where we were at the time, a major catastrophe caused such a big impact and at the time, we never really knew of the full extent.
Employees that found themselves out of work or smaller businesses that had perhaps only just started out before the pandemic hit.
There was no way of them surviving. Most businesses make a loss in the first two years of trading.
If you happened to have set up your own small business right at the beginning of the pandemic, it would have taken a miracle to have clung on and still been trading.
The young and old had been impacted in one way or another and we found ourselves looking for alternative sources of income.
Christmas started to approach and we saw the end of 2020 very much alone.
The pressures were felt even more so as we tried to give our children as good a Christmas as we have always done.
Money was very tight and everyone had to re-evaluate how they spent their wages.
Millions of people began looking for other options as a way to keep afloat during such a crisis. The internet became everyone’s best friend ( alongside TicTock) to find other ways of supported ourselves and our family.
It began to show that we really shouldn’t rely on just one source of income.
Living has become so much more costly over the years and everyday expenses are continuous.
The price of living, food and bills still needed to be paid yet everyone was in the same boat and asking themselves how this was going to be possible.
Over the years, working online has often been criticised as not being a proper job and one that certainly couldn’t sustain a lifestyle of holidays or be enough to pay the bills and keep our heads above water.
Pressures of every day life takes its toll on our mental and physical wellbeing. This has been very evident over the past 18 months as some could not see a way out of such a dark place.
Alternative ways to pay the bills
Although I began my perfume journey long before Covid was even heard of, my business has helped those who have needed to earn some money.
Extra money for a present, money towards decorating, paying an outstanding bill or towards a luxury holiday and most women and men are perfume/aftershave wearers.
We eventually see the back of the pandemic even though it still lays dormant and sadly, always will.
Fast forward to 2022.
Just as we survived the pandemic and are glad to see businesses up and running again, back to socialising and doing all the things that we took for granted before, we get hit with another blow.
The price of fuel escalates and we start to think of alternative ways to travel to avoid the need to re fuel.
Several weeks after this blow and we get hit again before we’ve even got back onto our feet from the fuel crisis and the aftermath of a pandemic.
The cost of living sky rockets to a whole new level. We’re all in panic mode now as we struggle with the concept of buying just the essentials for everyday living.
Huge energy bills set to the highest we have ever known and the winter months that would normally feel quite bleak are now become even more so as we all come to terms with this new way of living.
Working with a company who offer unique fragrances that you can purchase for yourself as well as recommending them to friends/ family or work colleagues, gives you the opportunity to add another income.
Helping others to save money on their purchase opens up the doors to more possibilities as well.
If you like perfume, cosmetics, skin care, candles etc, always have your phone to hand and are looking to earn extra money for anything at all, it’s never too late to have a backup plan.
We are all in the same boat when it comes to the struggles of paying bills that have jumped up dramatically and if we can help one other person to take the pressure off, it makes for a better world.
We are all about helping others so if you have found yourself searching online for easy to earn an extra income or even just a little money on the side, I’d love to hear from you.
No super skills required for working online. Training is given and we all recommend products, films, restaurants to our friend and family yet we don’t get paid for it.
With FM World, you do get paid for selling products to others as well as the opportunity to help those in the same position.
You won’t even need to get dressed to work online either !
Join the wonderful community and start saving on your own purchases as well as helping others to save and earn money too.
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