Tomorrow I start my new business. I have finally got an idea, well sort of, so I will sleep on it tonight and then get going tomorrow evening.
I could have chosen a better time to start though. The next 2 days I have a full schedule. My first client is at 06:30 am, and then followed by a full day of training and preparation. Friday is a day of travel as Tania and I are facilitating a strategic growth session in Port Elizabeth and then quickly head back as we have a 06:30 interview for a coaching seminar that is being run in the UK.
So, I will most likely struggle to get my 2 hrs a day in, but that is all part of this exercise. The people that often need the extra income do not have the luxury of time as they are engaged in work, travel or a second job.
I have had a couple of suggestions from people some better than others. So, after two days of searching (more like 2 hours in total) and some tips in my inbox these are my options.
Monetizing my Blog – As it is already live this seemed like a likely possibility
Affiliate Marketing – I would need a website and traffic but doable
Consulting – Not something that I think I have the skill set for
Setting up an E-Commerce Store – Building a website and driving traffic again
Event Planning – Too much admin for me. Far too much admin
Network Marketing – Tried this once before when I was younger, and it didn’t work out
Online English Teacher – Trading Time for Money was not my idea behind this
Subscription Dating Website – No Interest on my part
Social Media Manager – Run Social Media Campaigns for companies
Data Capturer – Once again Trading Time for Money
Remote Marketing Sales Agent – Commission Only, lots of cold calling
Direct Selling – Not sure what that entails.
There are a range of companies out there offering all sorts of products, services, and remuneration.
On asks for a R 30.00 monthly fee and through a fully automated web system, it will run your business for you and you will earn between R 20’000 and R 40’000 within the first 3 months, and the best part The System Does The Work For You. Well hello then, if you created and owned the system, why would and it runs itself why would you need agents?
I have never really looked at these online or work from home business seriously. There are definitely some ridiculous claims out there, and the more outrageous the claim, the more unbelievable the testimonial. It all those testimonials were true, I think a large portion of our parliament would quite the legislature and take up these online offers.
Anyway, tonight I will sleep on it. Tomorrow is the first day of my “challenge”.
I am not going to bore everyone with the details of how it is going. I will find a way to get the message out only to those who choose to follow the journey.
I will create a link in my next blog post and on my Facebook page for people to follow the events as they unfold.
Keep a look out for the link or notification if you are interested. I will post the results early December to let everyone how it turned out.