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My May Challenge is a Business Related

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As you may have noticed, I have been giving myself a different challenge every month towards this debt payoff journey I am on. They help keep me motivated and more importantly focused. We’ve had several no spend months, a decluttering challenge, no eating out and so on.

In some sense, they have all been about saving money, spending less. But this month’s challenge is a bit difference and one that is very important to me as far as getting ahead especially as I age.

Develop a Passive Income Stream

I’m all about the side hustle – I’ve been a personal shopper, substitute teach and other things that don’t seem to last or bring in much money. But as my primary income stream grows…I am a tech Virtual Assistant (my business website is here in case anyone needs a Virtual Assistant,) I find myself butting into the ceiling of my abilities at times.

This is specifically related to time. There is just so much time in the day, in the week, so there is a definitely ceiling on my income potential. (Yes, I know I could outsource, etc. but that is just not my style and I’ve found it to be more a headache the few times I tried it.)

So my goal, this month is to grow a passive income stream. Well, maybe not to grow it yet…but to build it out. I’ve had the concept in my head for about 6 months now. And with May upon us, it’s time to flesh it out a bit.

Why Passive?

I’ve shared my idea with a few friends and they get it. But they don’t get how and why a passive income stream. Especially when they see all the “work from your phone, a few hours a day and make millions” ads and Facebook friends post.

And frankly, this would be very new to me as well…so here I am BAD community. Anyone here developed a passive income stream? Care to share any words of wisdom to getting started or resources to look at.

My goal is to do this with little monetary investment and more of a sweat equity type development time. And I am blocking off time daily to put in some work without it taking over. All open ears for guidance and advice…


Side Hustle: Back to the Drawing Board

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I am so grateful for all the insights and encouragement provided by the BAD Community to my decision to attempt to sell dog food as an on-going side hustle. Based on those comments and my subsequent research, to my chagrin, I decided not to pursue selling homemade dog food.

While the other ideas for making extra money are good, they are not as sustainable in my mind as the dog food idea was. It’s back to the drawing board.

drawing board

(Substitute teaching is definitely still a viable option, but I have not heard anything back from my application.)

Help Me Brainstorm

My ideas have run dry.

Crafts are just not sustainable for me. First because of the time requirement. And second because of the supplies, I will have to restock to make it sustainable. Not to mention, I don’t believe the return on investment is substantial enough to make it worth it.

Soap is kind of the same thing. I cannot compete with the artisans who make scented, colorful soap. And while my friends would loyally purchase from me, it’s just not a sustainable endeavor as a side hustle for me.

Selling Online is going to run dry quickly. Most every “extra” we have now has already been sold or is listed for sale currently.  I know someone mentioned garage sales and thrift stores and then re-selling. Has anyone ever done this? Words of wisdom?

A few other ideas have come to mind:

  • Dog walking, pet sitting: Not sure I could balance this with all my different online client expectations.
  • Running errands for people: grocery shopping, etc. With a steady clientele I could schedule this around my current online clients.

As you can see, I’m dry. Help me. I need a steady side hustle.

 

 


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