Research shows that the working environment has a direct impact on productivity. Working from home demands a little bit of extra effort to declutter the room, add more light and decorate professionally.
Guest blog by Carla Lopez Many people assume getting older automatically means slowing down at work and letting go of your career. However, even seniors who retire don’t necessarily stop working — they just stop having to. Plenty of older adults enjoy continuing their careers on their own terms once they’ve left the traditional working … Continue reading Seniors Should Start a Home-Based Business: Here’s How
Guest blog from Gwen Payne of www.invisiblemoms.com Let it never be said that being a stay-at-home parent isn’t a job. Ask anyone who has chased a toddler across the house all day, and they’ll tell you exactly how challenging a job it can be. Unfortunately, it’s not lucrative. As a result, many parents are interested in finding … Continue reading How Stay-at-Home Parents Can Earn Extra Income
As I talked about in my last post, for my birthday in May I bought myself a present- a course to learn how to start a drop shipping business (see my post at https://thesidehustlejourney.com/2zmf). I had published a blog back in January talking about how I was thinking about drop shipping as a possible side … Continue reading Updates from 1/2 way through my dropping shipping course for my new side hustle.
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.
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 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
About 5 months after starting my The Ordinary Parent Facebook group and deciding to brand myself as The Ordinary Mom for my side hustles, I decided that others might find value in going through this journey with me. I had the epiphany on one of my long drives for work that I wanted to publicly document this process. I will say that I’m an excellent documenter (I think it’s one of my special gifts) and realized I had tons of notes in Evernote and on Google Docs about my side hustle journey thus far.
I had been hearing on podcasts that Merch by Amazon is a great side hustle but that’s it’s hard to get approved by Amazon and the wait is long. That is why I tested the water on Teespring before jumping into the big leagues of Merch by Amazon with my https://teespring.com/stores/the-ordinary-mom site. After learning how to create on demand print t-shirts on Teespring, I decided I would attempt the big league of Merch by Amazon but I didn’t know how so I once again utilized podcasts for advice.
In the post, I am going to tell you how I did the few necessary steps to set up my business. I had an mentioned in an earlier post, I had used the free resources of a Small Business Development Center to help me come up with a business plan and get started on a side hustle. I didn’t ever start that original business but I learned how to set up a business in my state (California). FYI- Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are funded by the government and offer free business consulting to anyone who wants to open a small business. It’s the best kept business secret out there.