Melissa worked day and night to support her four growing children. She worked as a shop assistant for a baby food company during the day and cleaned a local hotel at night. Her job was so demanding that she often felt exhausted and slept only two to four hours per night. She didn’t even have time for herself and only saw her children in the morning before going to work. The cleaning job was not easy, dealing with unruly hotel guests who made a mess of the rooms during parties.
Since she worked for a baby food company, she thought they would be more understanding. Unfortunately, they soon fired her. Her husband, Dave, convinced her to look for another job as his monthly income was sufficient to live on. So she started looking for a job and in her free time, she recorded video blogs about being a mother of four children.
One day, her husband left her alone with the children, and she shared her sad story on her blog. This candid vlog went viral. Women were inspired by her strength and courage. When Melissa realized that the vlog was providing her with a steady income, she quit her cleaning job and decided to stay at home all day with her children. Not only did she start earning much more, but she also stopped spending money on a nanny because she could work from home and take care of the children at the same time.
After two years, Melissa’s vlog became one of the most popular parenting vlogs. When she officially took over the business, she renamed it to align with the young mothers’ market. She started making videos about baby food products, inviting mothers, fathers, and future mothers and offering them support. The business became profitable, and Melissa had two steady streams of income.
In the end, her ex-husband heard about her success and tried to come back to her after three years of absence.