Six-week countdown from launching my drop ship side hustle

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.

How Side Gigs Can Be a Lifesaver for Cash-Strapped Single Parents

The majority of Americans are interested in starting their own business one day, according to recent polls. For the millions of cash-strapped single parents who are raising children, starting a side gig or freelance hustle can be a crucial part of reducing financial stress while helping make ends meet.

Updates from 1/2 way through my dropping shipping course for my new side hustle.

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.

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. 

How I created a YouTube Channel

I decided to start my own YouTube channel very spontaneously in May 2019.  I was already working on my two Facebook sites (The Ordinary Parent Community & The Side Hustle Journey), blogging on my two websites (www.theordinarymom.com and http://www.thesidehustlejourney), had already started my Tee Spring business at http://www.ordinaryisthenewawesome.com, thinking about writing an e-book and then … Continue reading How I created a YouTube Channel

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