When I began my blog back in the summer of 2008, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has. I started the blog with the intention of putting my gluten-free recipes in one place. I wanted to do this not only for myself, but for our family as well. Jon was diagnosed with Celiac disease in June 2006 at 10 years old. Family members wanted to know what to feed him when he visited, so a blog seemed like the easiest place to put the information. I never thought that other people would read it. LOL! It is so funny how things turn out.
I have been fortunate to have been able to stay at home with my kids as long as I have. I supplement my husband’s income by watching a couple of kids during the day and have gradually added other freelance writing positions to the mix. Now one of my kids, my goddaughter, is moving onto Pre-K. I am sad to see her go, as I have spent the weekdays with her for the past 4 years. I also need to replace that income, but am not sure that I want to do that by adding another child to the mix. I am busy running our kids around with their activities, and I still watch another friend’s little boy as well. Before we had Jon in 1996, I was in restaurant management, and before we had Hannah in August 2002, I was in property management. I don’t have any interest in returning to those industries at this point in my life. I still want to be home with my kids and Cole, and continue the writing work that I am doing. I love being able to sample products to share with others, and I also love helping people. It makes me feel great if I can help just one person to feel better or to find a food that they have missed.
So begins my brainstorming. What do I do? I have come up with a list of things that I could do to make money from home:
- Write a book.
- Sell on Ebay – BTDT and I am thinking I don’t want to go that route again, even though I have over 1950 positive feedback.
- Wait tables at night – Too old for that…LOL!
- Become a professional athlete (Jon’s suggestion. I quickly informed him that I would need to win an event to even entertain that idea.)
- Do social media work from home for a business, preferably one that is in the gluten-free or running industry (hint, hint…any companies out there want to hire me?).
- Land another freelance writing position to supplement the ones I have.
Any thoughts? I figured my blog may be the best place to begin my search for opportunities.