So, I think I’ve pretty much figured out my plan for 2016. Going to map out my journey to passive income so that I can work less hours and spend more time at home with my daughter. I have many ideas and through the year I’m going to journal everything here on my blog.
I’ve actually run a few tests on the shopify platform and it’s been a success. The first site is premadebookcovers.net, where you can get a beautiful looking ebook cover for an affordable price. I’ve already sold 6 covers within the first 30 days, generating $60.00. So, I’ve decided I’m going to keep that shopify store and open two others. The only issue I have with shopify is that shey don’t have many templates that cater to digital sales. Looks like I’m going to have to put in extra work to design my shops.
Blue Dusk Publishing
Launching in March, the goal is to release all 78 of the eBooks I’ve written over the year 2015. Adding another 25-30 short stories to the list during 2016 and I should be able to generate a good amount of passive income this way.
I’ve stated time and time again that I’m quitting etsy due to lack of sales, but with putting in work on my shop, I’m very close to 100 sales. So, I’m going to keep the shop open for now. I’ll list my journey on my etsy shop once I’ve hit 100 sales.
I’m working on some WordPress themes of my own, and I plan to list them for sale on sellfy. I already have a few for sale on etsy, but I don’t promote enough to generate sales.
Oh yes, this is the big one here. Where on earth do I find the time to game? I don’t know, but I do. I have my twitch stream ready to go, and I also have a ton of let’s plays that I plan to upload here for everyone to view. I’ll also be holding giveaways and challenges on my stream and let’s plays so please check them out. I actually plan to do a live stream tonight. 🙂
Hopefully this will boost my WordPress Design service. I’m going to make several tutorials on how to design a WordPress site with little to no code. I’m very excited about this, and I’ll be using the genesis framework to do my tutorials.
Life as a stay at home mom:
It’s difficult, but it’s also very rewarding. I love spending time at home with my daughter. I’m also very exciting about sharing my journey raising her. I learn new things daily as a new mom.
It’s official. I’ve made the decision to leave the Upwork platform, it’s just not for me. I did merge over from Elance, and landed a few jobs, but I just cannot handle starting from scratch. There’s one thing Upwork has more than Elance and any other platform: Low balling job offers. Unfortunately, I cannot work 5-6 hour jobs for $5.00. Not only that, once escrow is released, I have to wait an additional 6 days to get my money. I’m sure as time goes, Upwork will become a better platform and then I may just consider returning. Until then, no no no no no! It’s not for me. I’m leaving my profile up so that others can view my references, but you will not find me there. I don’t even sign into Upwork anymore.
The best way to reach me is here on my blog. I’ve updated my packages as well. You can also find me. Check the footer of this page for my skype information.
I’ve been relying on a platform to gain clients for far too long. It’s time for me to stop being afraid and start a new chapter, gaining clients myself. Not only will I make more money, but I’ll be able to take charge of my life, not restricted to the policies of Elance and Upwork. This is my journey as a Freelancer who has worked on both platforms since April 2011. I will blog about my progress.
I’ve finally opened up the Hire Me section on my site, where you can purchase packages of my services. I’m currently using invoicing through Freshbooks, accepting Paypal payments and credit card payments.
I’m also stream on twitch. I’ll probably be offline from twitch for about a week or so, only due to upgrading my computer so that I can stream better. Working on screen cast tutorials to help drive more traffic here as well. I’m excited about taking this new leap and I hope those who are interested in working from home are able to take notes and apply them to their own journey.