• Business Talk,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Is It Too Late To Join the Party?

    Do you think all the good business ideas are taken and it’s too late to join the party? If you spend any time on line or subscribe to newsletters then I don’t have to tell you that lots of people are selling or offering the same thing. For the last five years or so, I’ve seen more people getting side gigs, selling coaching services, selling things on Etsy and this year, well, it seems more people have been invited to join the party. Many of you have told me you’re calling it a day because it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd when your subscribers are being bombarded…

  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    How to Launch a Planner and Journal Side Gig

    Looking for something quick and easy for your side gig? Look no further than the planner and journal business. Yes, I know that market is getting saturated but as I always say, brainstorm new ideas, find a niche that’s untapped, and I think you’ll be on your way to a steady side gig that could turn into full time business. I know lots of people who have done just that. What if you don’t have any graphic design skills or don’t know how to put them together? Remember last week we talked about PLR? While the majority of PLR is in the form of articles, e-books and courses, some journals,…

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  • Side Gigs,  working from home

    Thinking About Being a Virtual Assistant?

    Have you ever considered offering your services or skills as a virtual assistant? I can’t think of a better time than during a downturn in the economy. Lots of companies have trimmed their staff but during busy times, (and yes, they get those even during recessions), they need to outsource work. Be it data entry, writing, uploading content, managing their social media platforms, or even just handling customer service. That’s where you enter the picture, budding entrepreneur with so much to offer them in their hour of need. Need some advice from someone who’s been there and knows what works and what doesn’t? Angela Willis and her Overnight VA Success…

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  • Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig

    Teach a Skill, Learn a Skill

    Have a skill to share…. I’m seeing an upswing in the number of students I have over at Skillshare, plus the amount of minutes they’ve watched of my classes. More people have time on their hands, people are suddenly out of work and looking for new skills or something to do besides binge watching shows. Do you have a skill you can teach? Most of us do. I think now would be a great time to put together a class and offer it on platforms like Skillshare or even create your own site for teaching. Also, do you need to learn a new skill, brush on on ones like sewing,…

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  • Side Gigs,  working from home

    Five Side Gigs You Can Do At Home

    Stuck at home and need some extra cash or even to take the edge off the boredom? Side gigs are everywhere but not all of them can be done from home so I did a quick online search to find five that are completely homebased. Whether you were intending to get a side gig this year or the recent events have forced you into taking one, here’s what I found. I’ve no experience with any of them, good or bad so be sure to read the small print and make sure it’s a good fit for your needs, skills, and time commitment. If Researching Interests You Then this first one…

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  • Teaching and Coachig

    What Teaching Platform Is Right For You?

    Do you have a teaching platform in mind or do you need some help narrowing down the choices? When I began teaching online, the platforms were few so picking one wasn’t that hard. However, now it seems like everyone offers you the opportunity to share your skills with the world. Here are some tips that should help you narrow it down. What Are You Teaching? Do you already know what you’d like to teach? Is it English as a second language, graphic design or even cooking? Each platform has its niche (something we’ll be getting more into in the coming months). Check out the classes on the platform and see…

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  • Side Gigs

    Choosing Your Side Gig

    Do you know which type of side gig is right for you? It’s the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means it’s side gig, side hustle time. Many of the other things we’ve already talked about like blogging, teaching or running an online store could be considered side gigs. It all depends on whether or not you’re doing it as a second job or if it’s your full time business and main focus. I remember when it used to be called Moonlighting and I’ve had lots of those jobs, especially when I had to quit my job…you can read about that in an previous post. The first thing to decide…

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Tackling the To Do List

    February is under way and how are you doing with your to do list? This week I finished creating lessons for a promotion boot camp I’ll be teaching next month. I’d been working on them and the workbook for about two or three weeks so I was happy to have that project completed. I thought about switching to something completely different but then decided I might as well stick with lessons and workbooks. I’ve opted to get started on creating the lessons for the upcoming summer writing retreat. For the last month or so, (if you add up the lessons, the blog posts, my other writing projects), I’m probably averaging…

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  • Side Gigs

    Fourth Tuesday-Other Ways to Make Money

    January has flown by, well at least I think so. Here we are at the final Tuesday of the month and the last of the previews of what’s going to be happening each week here at BSG. I thought we’d set aside the last Tuesday for other ways you can make money. Not things that net you huge amounts, but maybe rebates and discounts that you get for buying stuff you already do anyway, and use it to add to your pot of gold. There are lots of options out there but one thing that does stop me from signing up for lots of them is, that they seem like…

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  • Side Gigs

    Tuesday-Side Gigs

    Side gigs, side hustles, those jobs that used to be called moonlighting. We’ve all had them. Lots of people now have not one but two of them. The best thing is lots of them can be done from home, on a laptop, any time of the day. Some people even make their living working side gigs. Part-time or full time, they’re a great way to make some extra money, learning a new skill or just moonlight to boost your savings. With that in mind, each third Tuesday in each month is going to be dedicated to them. I’ll be posting information about some well known ones and some not so…

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