About


Hi, I’m Erika. Welcome! Blessed Not Lucky.com is for moms who want to work from home and build a successful online business. You’ll be supported here with a fun (and funny) blog, free resources, and lots of addictive information!

Where it all started …

I’m gonna’ tell you a little secret: I originally started Blessed Not Lucky in 2014 as more of a lifestyle/mom blog where I could share my writing, book reviews, weight loss journey, memory keeping hobby, etc. It was the start of a “monetized blog” and small business.

Then and Now

But that version never took off and I realized that my ❤️ was really in online business, blogging, and authentic marketing. Specifically, I decided that I wanted a site where I could share with other moms who are in the same boat I was HOW THEY COULD BREAK THE CYCLE of working outside the home to help support a family they hardly ever saw.

Being a VA changed my life

I’ve been a virtual assistant since 2006 and that’s one way you can work from home, too! It’s a business you can start for less than $20 and very little time investment. There of lots of other options we’ll explore too, like blogging, freelancing, affiliate marketing, transcribing, writing books, and more.

Let’s Build Together

Just like you starting your new online business, I’m starting this new site and we’ll learn and grow together. Along with helpful and fun blog posts, there will be a great community of like-minded women, free and paid courses to support your learning, giveaways and discounts, and much more. You’ll learn how to stay away from the scams and low-paying at-home work. You’re going to build a viable, nicely-paying business!

My Bio

What you need to know about me is that I’m a lot like you 😂 Just a regular ol’ mom who loves her family but I’ve been lucky enough to find a great solution for the “having it all” dilemma. I live in California, am married for many years, and use coffee and wine, as needed, to get through my days. As you read the blog, you’ll hear about my favorite shows (like Gilmore Girls), sports (well, only baseball), and books (current day novels and online business books).  Other obsessions: Amazon Prime, Grey’s Anatomy, saving money, and Ed Sheeran.

What you should know about my personality is that I’m introverted, shy, and private. Not exactly the recipe for today’s OUT THERE online entrepreneur but I’m gonna’ own it and succeed anyway 😜 So if you ever wonder why I don’t do Facebook Lives or post a lot of selfies, that’s why. Luckily, I have an English degree, LOVE to write, and can do screen share videos like a … erm … mother helper!

Reach Out, Lady!

The whole point of this place is to help you succeed in working from home. That means I need to hear from you, on the regular! Any time you have a question, a comment, something you want more information about, etc., please please please contact me. Leave a comment on any post, any time. E-mail me directly and I promise to write you back: erika@blessednotlucky.com.

So, here’s to us! (clink Prosecco glasses)

PS: If you’re wondering, here’s the story behind “Blessed not Lucky”  and here is the story (long and short versions) of how I became a work-at-home virtual assistant so you can see what’s possible. Dude, it’s the best job I’ve ever had!