So I think I must be a little crazy. I keep trying all these new ideas in the hopes that one will take off and show me the way to make enough money to help support my family yet keep me from having to go back into the traditional workforce. In the last two years since my last post (wow!) my cupcake business is still alive, barely. My real estate photography business is alive…again barely. My Choffy business totally went under…but that’s partly because the company changed the way they distribute their product and partly because sales is just not my thing.
I realized these other efforts were actually costing me money so I’ve started yet another business from home. I work part time for a business broker doing a lot of his routine admin work and marketing functions so he can focus on the sales part of his business. I truly enjoy this because I like my boss who is amazing to work with. Also this business doesn’t require me to do any sales, I can set my hours and work at my own pace. I don’t make a ton of money doing it but it’s paying for my daughter’s braces, so every little bit helps.
I’ve also recently started using essential oils and in order to receive a discount on my products, I decided to become a wellness advocate. I’m not making much at this because I just don’t like to sell stuff but I’m finding that I really am starting to believe in the power of these products. My husband and girls are believers too. My upline leadership believes that if we just talk about how we use the products and what we like about the products, that will do a lot the sales work for us. I guess we’ll see.
After several years of doing this entrepreneur thing…I’m still trying to figure it out. I really need to find a better way to make money that isn’t tied to someone else’s schedule. In order to do that, I guess I need to figure out what type of business is my strongest suit, makes me reasonably happy and pursue that. Having 5 or 6 micro businesses is definitely not making me any money right now. It’s just making me tired, overwhelmed and frustrated. It doesn’t help that I’m trying to work on my MBA at the same time.