I published my first book

Almost two years after I started to write in my spare time what was just going to be a business ebook, my paperback book got published today. It’s called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog. It is featured in the Austin Arboretum Barnes and Noble in the Local Author section (I'm … Continue reading I published my first book

About Six Weeks Away From Publishing My First Book called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog

I started the journey of writing my first book ~18 months ago. I first blogged about the beginning of this journey when my goal was to write an eBook here https://thesidehustlejourney.com/23wc.  In the process of writing my eBook called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog, I got positive feedback from friends … Continue reading About Six Weeks Away From Publishing My First Book called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog

Continuing the journey of trying to get my ebook published– including consultation with Skeeter Buck of Night River Press and Inkstacks

I launched my ebook on Amazon ~6 months ago called Everything I learned about sales I learned from my dog (click here to see the book: https://thesidehustlejourney.com/in7d). It was the start of my journey to see if I could actually write and publish an ebook.   After getting positive feedback from friends and family, I decided … Continue reading Continuing the journey of trying to get my ebook published– including consultation with Skeeter Buck of Night River Press and Inkstacks

Starting my journey of trying to get my ebook published– including consultation with Skeeter Buck of Night River Press and Inkstacks

I launched my ebook on Amazon ~6 months ago called Everything I learned about sales I learned from my dog (click here to see the book: https://thesidehustlejourney.com/in7d). I have done a few edits since then and now I feel like it is good enough to start talking to publishers.

Should my next side hustle be to dive into drop shipping?

The one thing I have been thinking about as a potential money maker from my original list is drop shipping. In a nutshell, drop shipping is where you sell someone else’s product on your website, when you get the money from the customer, you order it from your supplier at a discounted rate and then supplier ships the product directly to the customer. The beauty of this method of selling is that you don’t create or build the products and you never have to carry any inventory. 

I published my first eBook!

I am so excited to report that in my journey of trying new things I wrote an ebook in my spare time (right!) of just 2-3 hours/week on nights and weekends over the last 3 months. It's called Everything I learned about sales I learned from my dog.

Reflecting on my first year of my Side Hustles

A year ago I had just turned 50 and decided that I wanted to shake up my life a bit. Not anything drastic like having another child, skydiving, getting a divorce or walking barefoot across hot coals but I just didn’t want to be remembered as someone who worked in sales her whole career, had kids, drove a minivan and was constantly tired. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things without changing my whole life or having a mid life crisis (at this point in my life I’m more of a minivan than a sports car kind of person any way).

How to publish an eBook

I was thinking about writing an eBook so I took Nick Loper’s course about selling non fiction ebooks on Amazon for $10 https://www.udemy.com/kindle-launch/?couponCode=HUSTLERSUNITE I would recommend taking Nick’s course-- I definitely got more than the $10 I spent out of it. The rest of this blog is a combination of what he said in his … Continue reading How to publish an eBook