Not one to sit idly as the world shut down, my dad wrote his memoir during the pandemic. I am so happy to announce that his book is now published and ready for purchase. I may be biased but I think his book is great! It is interesting, funny, and full of surprises- just like … Continue reading My dad is a first-time author at 92
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. In the process of writing my eBook called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog, I got positive feedback from friends and … Continue reading About Six Weeks Away From Publishing My First Book called Everything I Learned About Sales I Learned From My Dog
I think I am about six weeks away from launching my drop ship side hustle so I thought it was time for another update. I saw in my first blog about this venture (above) that I had hoped to be up in running by the end of August. It’s now late September and I’m shooting for an early November launch. I am trying not to be discouraged by the delay but just accept it that it takes longer to do things sometimes than you think it will and I want to do it right. Oh, also, it’s 2020 so we should all give each other a break as sometimes just getting out of bed in the morning this year is an accomplishment.
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 had a birthday last month and I bought myself a present- a course to learn how to start a drop shipping business. I had published a blog back in January talking about how I was thinking about drop shipping as a possible side hustle and I was looking into some courses (see my blog … Continue reading I’m diving into drop shipping as a 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). 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 to … Continue reading 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). 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 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.
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).