New years always get me so excited! I know I’m not the only one. You gets to start fresh. After looking at last years recap and income I’m determined to absolutely crush it this year. We will be having a lot of adjustments with a new baby coming and my husband being home for 3 months while we all get to bond. During that time he’ll be helping me grow MY businesses into OUR family businesses. That’s always been the ultimate goal, for us to all work together and be in control total control of our time and lives.
Although I’ve always had a lot of income streams and projects going I’ve learned that it’s really important to focus on one until you grow it to where you want it to be or else you just end up insanely busy with little to no success. It’s something I’ve struggled with for years! I’ll be spending 80% of my time growing eBay and the rest working on our other income streams.
Ebay is something my husband and I can do together and something I feel really good about because I truly believe in buying second hand to save money and to help out the environment. My husband isnt the most tech savvy, but he’s awesome at pretty much everything else. Right now, while working his full time job, he’s also keeping our inventory organized, helping me with shipping, pulling orders, etc.
In an effort to simplify I’m constantly going through the house to donate or sell items that we don’t need anymore. We are always bringing new items into our homes and I do my best to make a conscious effort to also remove items from my home on a regular basis. My absolute favorite way these days is to sell on local Facebook groups! Some people call them Facebook Buy/Sell Groups or Facebook Yard Sale Groups. Whatever you want to call them, they’re basically local groups for a city or regional area where people can list items they want to sell. I’ve mad at least $1,000 doing this over the last 1-2 years and you can too!
Why Facebook and not Craigslist? Craigslist used to be the go to place for selling your stuff locally. I used it all the time! But listing on Facebook is just so much easier! I get more interest because people are constantly on Facebook, I can check someones profile to make me feel a little better knowing who I’m meeting up with and it’s so much faster than Craigslist. We still use craigslist on occasion, my husband has better luck with cars and car parts there, but in general Facebook is the place to sell locally now and we’ve had tons of success with it.
Note: This post was originally published on another blog of mine back in 2016! I’ve sold much more on Facebook since then.
Note: This post was previously published on an older blog of mine.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I would fill notebooks with business ideas and probably highly inaccurate calculations of how much money I would make. I still do this. One business was a dog poop clean up business called The Poo Fighters. I’m not kidding. I had it all planned out, but it never ended up happening. I still believe that it would be a successful business if you live in the right area. I’m trying to convince my husband to do it. Silly businesses aside, when I became a mom my entrepreneur spirit didn’t subside. Sure, I have like 23 less hours in a day now, but I still love finding ways to earn an income from home.
My son is only two so working from home is challenging, but non-negotiable. I was working from home before a baby was even in our sights because I wanted to be able to be home if/when kids started popping into our family. So naturally here I am as a work at home mom. I want to share the different ways I have and currently make money from home. I want to empower other parents to be able to help support their family financially, and find something that’s their own, all while being home with the kids.