Hey, what’s up? I haven’t heard from you in a while. Today I’m going to talk a little about working online in difficult times. Yes, I’ve been through a lot of difficult times while working online. I’ve had a lot of slow periods online, which was my fault and I have learned from my mistakes.

As I’m writing this blog post. I’m sitting on a chair in my house and looking through my window at my car.


Let’s fast forward to two years ago. I can remember around this same month in 2016, I was making preparation to move out of my nice big rent house because I couldn’t pay my rent. I had to pull my kids from the school that they were attending and send them to their father’s house. Everything came tumbling down, even my light got disconnected.


After over one year online I got comfortable. I started turning down jobs that I would normally do when I just got started. I started canceling orders because I didn’t feel like doing them. When my business collapsed it wasn’t because there wasn’t enough work out there. It was because I became comfortable and lazy and I stopped learning and growing.

Just like any business. If you don’t pay attention to your online business,  it will fail.

Anyway, I did move out of the rent house and brought my furniture to where the children were going to be staying.

At this point in time, I could have given up and conclude that working online is not for me. Instead what I did was, I looked at my kids, looked at myself, looked on the mistakes I made and decided that I’m going to pick myself up and try again. I wrote down my goals. At the top of my list was building a house for me and my kids.


I never gave up! In the past two years since those events occurred. I persisted and my business picked up. I became a trainer, traveling around Jamaica and training persons to start their online business. I built my website. The same one you are on now. With the help of Alicia and Lorette I create my course get paid to type. I built a section of my house and I recently moved in. I bought my car. And of course, I can provide for my children and eat without worrying.

Now, if I had given up on my online business when things got rough, I would not be writing this. I’m happy I never gave up.


To conclude, life will through stones and boulders at you. Learn to catch them and build something. Do not let them drop on you and crush you. It’s like the old saying “when life throws you lemonades, learn to make lemon juice.”

Working online in difficult times is indeed a journey. I will continue even when things seem to be at a standstill because I know it works. I can’t wait to see what the next 2 years have in store.

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Chanta · October 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Thanks for sharing!

    Layten · October 22, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    You’re welcome!!

Heather Campbell · October 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm

You are an inspiration Layten. Thank you for this. Trying to push through and get decent WIFI so I can start in earnest. Holding on to the dream with the aim of making it a reality.

    Layten · October 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I’m happy you feel inspired. I just want everyone to know that working online and building their dream is possible.

Lakeisha Coley · October 26, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Your story has inspired me so much. It is a great honor learning from you. You are a great mentor.

    Layten · February 7, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Lakiesha. You are very hard working and I’m very proud you did the course and reaping the rewards. It’s nice meeting you.

Caroline · October 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Hey layten am from Kenya and would really love to do the online job to earn a living am jobless at the moment,been trying this online jobs but mostly in Kenya they pyramid schemes which end up to be scams,so today I decided to do more research and I came across this online job type to earn am interested but tried registering but our country is not on the box kindly help

    Layten · February 7, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Hi thank you for messaging. What happens when you click the link to purchase the course? What comes up on your screen?

Courtney · November 16, 2018 at 6:04 am

Thats alot layten in ever success there is a story thats for the motivation. Blessing and continue to grow

Cecilia · February 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm

I am so happy for you Layten and I am exciting to join the team and start making money.

    Layten · February 7, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Welcome to the team! It’s time to start making some money online. Whoo hoo!!

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