About Me


Hi there. I’m Ruth and I’m a Mum of two.

Anyway, before being a Mum, I was me. And I used to work hard and play hard, sounds cheesy huh! But it’s true. I lived in London (England) and worked in London too, so working took over my life. I was client entertaining and developing marketing campaigns for brands for years and years. I worked in marketing by the way.

I have to admit it was fun. To an extent. Sometimes a bit too much hard work and very long hours and horrible commute on the the London underground, but I guess that’s big city life! And when you are young, you can do it.

Well that was the past. Now I am a Mum, everything is different, but different in a good way. Rather than spending time talking business and laughing at client’s rubbish jokes, now I find myself singing nursery rhymes and laughing at things that really aren’t funny. Sounds great doesn’t it. Any Mum will know what I mean

Anyway, between my two children and after my second I was so desperate to DO something, to earn money, to be me again, something where I didn’t have to get on that train back up to London.

I spent hours researching, looking for part time work in shops, looking for things to do online. Anything. But all that came up was extremely low paid work, or hours that couldn’t work for me, or back to work 5 days a week. Or the famous ‘selling parties’, (MLM business) which I just couldn’t bring myself to do.

I taught myself how to build websites and learn design packages such as Indesign and Photoshop, and built a website design business, and a typography prints business. But I wasn’t doing well at driving traffic to them.

So then literally stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate and it has been a revelation. I am no fool and I won’t be scammed.  This business made perfect sense to me. I could use the training to develop my own businesses, or I could start something completely new from scratch. Which I did.

This was when I set up BUILD A REAL HOME BUSINESS as I wanted to help people like me find the right work.

I wanted to provide them with a place to find all the opportunities that I just couldn’t find.

A place where you could find legitimate work from home ideas which would help you set up a really successful business and seriously make money from home, whatever your interest, and with no specific skill set.  I really struggled to find such a place myself.

I wanted to alert people to the online scams out there but more importantly, provide them with genuine opportunities to make REAL money.

So this is what my website is about. I hope I can help you!

If you have any questions you want to ask me, then please don’t hesitate to ask!

9 thoughts on “About Me

    • yes I am sorry about that. The owners of wealthy affiliate have suffered many many false sign ups through india and as such have blocked the country as a whole. I am really sorry about that!

  1. Adriane says:

    Hello, I’ve done some transcription before and want to get back into it and make a living doing it and was wondering how I would go about doing so when I only have a Chromebook. Thanks!

    • Hi Adriane

      Have you checked out my article here . Hopefully that will give you some guidance. In terms of using just a chromebook I suspect you would need to invest in a more traditional PC. You can pick these up relatively inexpensively for a starter model.. but I do agree that a Chromebook won’t really do the job. I hope that helps.. good luck!

  2. Maureen says:

    I’ll be needing more explanation on ” wealthy affiliates ”
    Can you pm on fb messenger.

    Was told I can’t register because I’m in Nigeria.

    • HI there, there a a handful of countries where you can’t apply due to the large number of spammers Wealthy Affiliate have received from these particular countries. But if you are definitely interested, then email me your email address at ruth@buildarealhomebusiness.com and I will pass it onto the owners of WA and they will get you signed in to have a look around for free.

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