Mariah: Volunteering and Blogging Her Way to Success
If you know how it is to work for a non-profit company, then you will know that you dont expect to grow financially in this type of job. IF you are working for a non-profit company, then you are more concerned about how to make this world a better world for people around you. However, the story of Mariah is something that will amaze you and encourage you that when you are passionate about the things that you do, you can gain success in the end.
The story of Mariah begins when she was a young girl of 7. Mariah had a fairly comfortable childhood, with both parents working hard to give her and her brother a very decent life. Like a typical average family,
It was on one shopping day that Mariah got a surprise of her life by seeing a very poor man in tattered clothes walking down the street. The sadness in his eyes was more than Mariah could take that she had to ask her mother to buy food for the man. Hungrily the man ate the pizza with thankfulness in his lips, not having for many days.
Something began to change in Mariahs heart through that incident. As she was growing up, the passion for helping other people grow strong in her heart. The passion in her to help others led her to ask her parents to volunteer in a soup kitchen. Together with her parents, she volunteered and participated in other programs that were geared to helping the less fortunate people in her city.
Since at that time Mariah was using her parents money to give away to the poor, her parents decided to tell her that true giving comes from giving what you have and not what somebody else has. Mariah understood what her parents were saying so at a very young age, she got a job waiting tables at a restaurant.
Her earnings were divided half to the poor and half to her savings. Continuing her volunteers work, she now uses her own money to buy gifts to give away to children on Christmas.
One day her teacher encouraged her to start a blog on her work of helping the community which could bring inspiration to others to do the same. Not knowing how to make a blog, she simply relied on the little knowledge that she knew to start her own blog. This was not something she as comfortable with so promoting her blog was really tough. Read more here to learn about marketing and promotions.
Mariah, the blogger, was then born. People started to contribute to her cause. Now, she earns six figures a year for her blog and she gives half of it to charity.
Mariah is a living example of how a life devoted to volunteering to help the needy can all come back and give you a life of fulfillment.