What is the Married To Your Business?
Married to Your Business is a place where we teach couples and families how to quit their day jobs and instead create an online businesses. We’ve been doing the whole internet business thing now for over 5 years and Lacey has been fulltime at it for 2+ years now. Plus we have 3 kids all under 7 so we know what it’s like to struggle to find time for everything. Along the way we have made our fair share of mistakes. Ok Ok we have made more than our fair share but that’s just so you don’t have to.
Ok so now for the about us stuff that is way to difficult to write and so few of you will read :).
It’s Dustin & Lacey and we run Married to Your Business we created A Sweet Pea Chef and want to show you how you can create an online business and turn it into a living as well.
It wasn’t easy to get here and if we had to do it over we know we could shave a ton of time, pain and work off that if only we had gotten guidance a ton sooner than we did.
Plus this way we get to meet other couples and families that have similar interests and spend way too much time trying to make their business a reality to meet “real” people. That last lines joke. Or is it?
Plus this way I get to stick Archer jokes and references – on them internets.
So back in 2009 our daughter Jordan was born. She was our first kid and Lacey decided she didn’t really want to go back to being a CPS worker anymore. So we started a personal chef business with a companion blog.
I know you’ve probably heard this story before couple starts online business and seems to get lucky right away right. Nope.
Were our story differs from many others out there is we didn’t really see a lot of traction. Lacey’s business was hemorrhaging money but the blog was seeing some traction.
As the blog grew we focused on it more and more. Ok so now this is the part where it’s a success right? Nope.
We barely were making any money. Most months it cost me more than we made so we launched a cookbook and another. Still not much going on but we were seeing some traffic and email subscribers.
So 2+ years in we had our second child, Savannah, and the business almost died. Lacey had to go back to work and it was just kind of sitting there.
Fast forward to Hunter our 3rd kid and it was non-existent. We had some traffic from it just sitting there but we barely did anything with it. Until when Hunter was only 2 weeks old he got really sick and we were in the hospital for a few days.
We decided to give it a go again. But this time let’s do it right. 2 years later Bam!
So the one thing I can say this site is for sure is a testament to sticking with it. Don’t give up. If that’s you then you’re in the right place.
So What’s Next?
I don’t feel that there are that many “how to make an income online” businesses that focus on couples and families. It’s hard to create this when you have little ones around and working full time. I mean who has the energy for that. I know we struggled with that over and over again before finally replacing Lacey’s income.
So, that’s why we created Married to Your Business and we are here to help.
I love helping other people achieve their dreams. If you want to chat online business then let’s connect we run the FREE facebook group here where you can talk with other like minded people 🙂
— Dustin & Lacey