(…and it’s probably not for you either!)

The way we make a living is changing, and I feel so lucky to say I’ve been self-employed, working online as an infopreneur since 2008!

But it’s not really about luck. It’s about passion, drive, creativity, ambition… and taking the risk to make it happen!

If you feel like you need a change, that you’re fed up of working for someone else, of not having enough holiday days to travel, of not having the freedom to spend time with family or doing things you love, then I can help!

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Make it Thrive is all about building a blog and business on your own terms.

After 8 years of successfully earning a living online, I decided to create Make It Thrive! as a way to share what I’ve learned with others.

Believe me, I’ve made mistakes – lots of them! I spent my early years online chasing the next big thing and ignoring what I was really passionate about. I’ve started and abandoned more business ideas than I care to list. 

Thankfully, I’ve figured out what really works. It’s less about fads and “get rich quick” schemes (yuck!) and more about aligning your business with your values, and implementing smart systems so that you don’t have to work all the time.

Your business doesn’t have to look like anybody else’s. It doesn’t require a 40-hour workweek if that’s not what you want. It can be anything you design it to be.

About Ruth

avatar-meetruthI’m Ruth and I currently live in the South of England, and I’ve been making my full living online since 2008.

Back then things were quite tough. I’d gone from deciding not to pursue my Master’s degree at the very last minute, and having no job to fall back on (thanks to the recession!), to creating an income for myself. I was amazed the first time I wrote an article and got the money in my PayPal account the very same day.

Since then I’ve massively grown my income and I’ve even supported my husband as he started his own business journey.

I’ve been a writer, editor, website developer, blogger, affiliate marketer, product creator and, most importantly, my own boss!

It wasn’t long after starting my online career that I realised I couldn’t go back to “normal” working life. My online business is all about freedom. And I’ve used that freedom to earn money when nobody would give me a traditional job, to spend a whole year travelling around Asia in 2012, to explore my interests more fully and to give me the permission not to work to a traditional schedule!

I really hope I can help you achieve the same!

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