I have a great affinity for trying new things. It bodes well for me that our homeschooling lifestyle is free-flowing enough for me - and the kids - to continually try new things, take up new hobbies, and embark on new adventures. From a monetary standpoint, this has been both a blessing and a curse.
The good: I've explored, and continue to explore, lots of ways to make money (some successful, some not-so-successful) The not as good: I've also explored lots of things that cost money, in some cases a lot of it. $100 for lip-balm making supplies, $50 for ribbons, hair clips and hot glue guns, $40 for a better cupcake tin, flour sifter, and decorating set. Yes, I like to do new things.
This year I've been a little bit more focused. I am one final exam away from becoming certified to be a nutritional consultant, something I've wanted to do for most of my adult life. Next year, God willing, I am going to complete the training to become a registered yoga teacher, before I move on with the Master Herbalist certification, the next piece of the Holistic Health Practitioner Bachelor's degree. All of those things of course cost money, but anything that is furthering a passion (and will eventually lead to a career) is money well spent.
This month, I am writing my second novel for NaNoWriMo, and because that's apparently not enough newness for me, a few days ago I also signed up to be an independent distributor for Beachbody, because I believe in their products. Beachbody is the company that sells such workout programs as P90X, Insanity, TurboJam, and Slim in 6; as well as a whole line of supplements including the Shakeology shake. Because I've actually learned something from all my past endeavors, I know that I am not a salesperson. I know that approaching strangers, hosting home parties, and passing out catalogs is not for me. I am however, very excited to apply some of the internet marketing techniques I learned from my last e-course to share both the products and the business opportunity with others. I'm approaching it like I approach most new things: as a fun new challenge, and an experiment to see how much I can learn and how far I can take it.
If you want to join me in my challenge, this is a GREAT time to do it, because it is completely free to sign up from now until the end of the year (it is normally $39.95 to get started) You can check out my website for all the details, or you can just send me good thoughts and good luck, and vibes for another fun and successful venture. :)