This weekend I came to the monumental decision that I wanted to work from home. Well actually, I didn't really decide that. What I decided was that I wanted to earn more money and that doing some work from home might be the way forward. I guess I'm not the first person to have that radical thought.
I don't want to give up my day job. That's not entirely true actually, but it pays too well and the perks are rather great, so what I'd like to do is dabble in something to detract from how dull my day job can actually be, giving myself a bit of self-worth and hopefully some pocket money to boot.
So what I am looking for is a kind of hobby/business I guess, but something that I could earn a from too. Mr M and I have many goals and aspirations in life and it's started to weigh on my mind that if we're ever going to realise some of these dreams, even 1% of them, we're going to need a few more dubloons.
Going to back to work full-time is not an option as I wouldn't earn any more than I do now (for reasons far too long, boring and contentious to go into here) so it has to be a bit on the side. I need a way of using my brainpower and increasing my earning ability hopefully doing something I enjoy. Oh if only it were that easy I can hear you all saying!
The question I struggle with is WHAT?! I've always wanted to be a writer but I don't really have the talent or indeed the motivation to get on with it. Also I am very aware that I would more than likely slog my guts out for months and months without getting anywhere at the end of it. Sure, I might enjoy the process and I'll probably still explore it but from a financial aspect, unless I turn into the next JK Rowling overnight, it's not going to cut the mustard.
The biggest stumbling block I find myself trying to manoeuvre my way over is the fact that I can't actually do anything. Sssh, don't let everyone know that I am a complete incompetent. I'm not a jack of all trades, I am most definitely a master of none. My lack of skill and talent means I will never be able to make anything to sell and I have no real services to offer to people. Although saying that, I'm not looking to get rich quick (though, it would be nice), so perhaps it's a case of needing to go learn to do something.
This new plan is not going to go well is it?
I need inspiration and this is where you guys come in. Do you work from home? What do you do? How did you get started and more importantly what do you do when you're a talentless oaf like me?
love & kisses
Mrs M x