I was forced to focus on what I had been praying for all of these years. It was a stressful and terrifying experience, and not being able to find the resources that I needed, emotional support, or genuine people who sincerely wanted to help, set the stage for many sleepless nights. I knew that I loved working with people, giving advice, and using technology to design and create whatever came to mind, but I didn't know how to turn that into a business. This of course made me easy pray for the ever present "I can change your life" sharkpreneurs lurking around out there.
I was all over the place listening to and signing up for courses that promised to help me "make 6 figures in just 6 months". I drained a lot of my savings on that B.S., which I definitely could not afford to do. I started blogging for a quick moment, tutoring online, and creating social media profiles for local aspiring artists just to keep the bank account from completely flat lining. Fast forward (Yes, again. I've been busy!) five years later when I realized that I literally went full circle and back to where I started....BLOGGING! It took me that long to figure out that creating my own blog would allow me to incorporate all of the things that I love to do. I lost a lot of valuable time figuring this out, but it wasn't a complete waste of time. Along the way I picked up a ton of new resources and skills that I now use to design products for my Etsy store, and help other suddenly single and aspiring mompreneurs who are also interested in creating and selling digital products.
This new blog is where all of those skills and interests meet. It's where I share with you my trials and tribulations of solo momprenuer life, as well as the tools, tips, and resources that I use to create and sell my digital products. Lucky for us we live in the age of technology where there is always a search engine and usually "an app for that"! Well, let me also add that if it exists and will help you organize your ideas, your plans, and start your business then I probably have a link for that! :-)
I'm still figuring out this mompreneur thing, but that doesn't mean that I can't reach back and pull up other single moms who are currently struggling in the same spot that I nearly drowned in years ago. I wish more people thought this way, but wondering why they don't is wasted energy. Anyway, enough about me. Let's get back to you. At this point, you may be somewhere between mildly curious about the printable products world or ready to jump to it and create your first printable.
The Independent Mom
I have always wanted to start my own business. Unfortunately, over the years I can honestly say that I was a serial entrepreneur, also known as a jack of all trades...a master of none. I use to stay up late every weekend trying to find the next best idea. You name it and I probably tried it. Let's see, there was the t-shirt an coffee mug business, the ESL tutoring business, and my favorite was my home travel agency. One of the reasons these ideas failed was because I failed to plan. The other reason was fear. I was afraid to take a leap of faith and actually follow through. It was easier to keep the job, with "a title", that I hated so much and play it "safe" with a steady pay check.
Fast forward several years. There I was still hating my job, but this time in a different state. They say be careful what you pray/ask for because you just might get it. Boy oh boy did I "Get IT". All of these years I prayed for the opportunity to start my own business. I never expected to lose my job, find out that I was pregnant, or that my now ex would be kind enough to trade me in for what he thought was a newer and shinier model, but no hard feelings. LOL Looking back almost five years later I have to say that losing my job and his leaving where the second absolute best things that could have ever happened to me, the first was/is the birth of my beautiful piano playing angel!