by Lyn Lomasi; Owner of Intent-sive Nature & the Brand Shamans network
Tired of endlessly searching for jobs that don't exist, finding things that turn out to be scams, or filling out applications with no results? It's easier than you think to end the stress now and create your own career for free! Here's 5 ways to get started today!
Become A Freelance Web Writer
If you're a wordsmith, this is the career for you! Watch out for scammers and never pay for work. But there are plenty of companies and individuals willing to pay you for your work. Just take a search online for freelance writer gigs. They're everywhere. Need some guidance? Check out our free gig list to get started right away!
Propose Your Own Position In A Company You Love
If you see a need within a company you love that you can fulfill, don’t be afraid to let them know! All you have to do is create a cover letter and proposal, outlining what is needed, why, and how you can help. Also attach your applicable resume and experience. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t listing a similar position as available. Sometimes people don’t realize they have a need until it’s brought to their attention. I’ve done this successfully before and worked with that company for years after being accepted, so if you need help, let me know via the contact form.
Make A Product And Sell It Online
This is one of the many successful ways we take care of our family. We make unique handcrafted items and sell them in our online store. Simply create a site with Weebly and set up your PayPal and you can start getting paid today! Feel free to hit me up using the contact form if you need help with website design and creation, spreading the word about your product, or if you have other questions.
Go Bargain Hunting And Resell The Items
This one can actually be quite fun. We do it often. Go hunting around to thrift stores, Craigslist, yard sales, Facebook Marketplace, and more for discounted or free items. Upcycle them into new projects or simply clean them up and sell them as is for a profit. You can sell these items on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and even reseller apps, like Vinted. Yard sales are great for this too. Just remember your local laws regarding counting your yard sales as taxable income. If you get good at it, you may even be able to open your own physical store, if that’s your desire.
Start An Informational Website Or Blog
You read blogs, articles, and website info all the time, right? So do a lot of people. That’s why this is profitable. How can you make money doing this? It’s simple. Start your own website using Weebly (maybe even integrate it with a store if you also choose to create a store), sign up for ad revenue and affiliate programs, plop those ads on it, and get some info on it that people would be interested to know.
Be sure to be authentic and don’t just put anything there. Make sure it’s uniquely you and quality stuff people actually would want to see. Every time people interact with the ads, you can get paid. Take a look at the site you’re on. We’re doing exactly that. Amazon Associates is our personal favorite. Be creative and do it your own way. If you need help, remember we offer Expert Publicity & Consultation and many web services. Running websites is something we can do with our eyes closed, we’ve been doing it so long!
Have questions or more ideas? Feel free to share with everyone in the comment section below!
A few weekends ago, the kids had some good friends over and being a holiday (though, not one we celebrate in the most popular way), I had promised I wouldn't work too much. I never promise a whole day off because I'm a workaholic and a single mother. I also work at home so my work is readily available, but I digress. An opportunity presented itself to wing it, so I did.
Forming A Brilliant Idea
Because we had nothing better to do, I get this brilliant beyond brilliant idea to take all of my kids, both of our dogs, plus some of their friends and an extra dog to the park. I don't have a vehicle, so of course the plan was to walk on the trail that led us to the intended park. Our nature trails can take us to several parks, depending on which way we choose to go. We chose the largest park and headed that way. Yes, I am insane enough to take a walk with six kids and three dogs with only me as the sole adult. Us single parents know how to work it whatever it may be.
Learning the Many Ways To Wing It
The kids wanted to play on the way, of course. So who was going to walk the dogs? Why me, of course. Yep, winging it because I had never walked the extra dog before, nor had she been walked with our dogs and here I was about to hold all three of their leashes together. Thankfully, it worked out well. They had been introduced briefly a few times and apparently that was enough to satisfy them all. In some situations, you just have to go with the flow and let the chips fall as they may.
The restroom and drinking fountain were closed and of course the kids needed both so we made use of a nearby store for both purposes and went right back to playing. The dogs wanted to run around and the kids wanted to use the playground so I found a spot in the field that was next to the playground so I could run with the dogs while watching the kids.
Life Lessons In Winging It For Everyone
Throughout this walk and park visit, many interesting situations came up where I had to wing it. But that's life. No matter how much you plan things, sometimes you just have to wing it and in the end, you may find out that winging it is the both the best lesson and the best fun you've had in quite a long time. It's quite fine to plan things. You have to have goals. But it's also good to just let it go and let it flow.
All of these scenarios could have been stressful and some may not have gotten involved in the whole thing, to begin with. But I've quickly learned in many experiences that if you have an open mind and are aware of your surroundings (and all the many ways you can use them to your advantage), life can lead to some fun adventures.
Just wing it! Your life is waiting for you!
Create Your Own Success
by Lyn Lomasi; Owner of Intent-sive Nature & Brand Shamans Content Community
With all the success stories out there, it can be so easy to fall into wishing you had someone else's story or someone else's career. But the truth is you need to create your own success story. Here's how and why.
Chances are that a main reason each example you are looking up to has done well is uniqueness. Attempts at duplicating someone else's unique qualities instead makes a copycat. Find your own uniqueness and use that to succeed instead.
But His Method Really Worked
It's fine to take notes and learn tricks of the trade. But there's a fine line between using strategies and copying someone's entire game plan. What works for one person won't always work for another. Even if parts of it do, it works better when it's tailored to the exact person. Take all the advice you can get. Then, use what you can to find your own perfect road to success.
Learn to be Innovative
People are not going to be excited about your ideas if they have heard the same things from other people. Again, using strategic advice can be helpful. However, your success needs to truly be yours if you want it to last. Find new ways to solve old problems. Be innovative and bold if you want to stand out.
Create Your Own Success
Your story is your own, as are your thoughts and actions. Use those to create your own success. While copying another idea might work for a while, authenticity will always shine through. This is because connections are made through anything you put out there. If what you have is a copy, your messages and products will lose touch with those who connected once you run out of steam.
When you are speaking your truth, that connection is more likely to stay. This is in part due to your audience being to connect to the truth. It is also because you are less likely to run out of things to say because it is coming from the heart, rather than what someone else said or did.
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