I had an epiphany last year when I wrote the “How to Turn Your Hobby into a Side Business” series I started for the Creative Mama blog. It brought me back to WHY I started The Energy Shop five years ago: I wanted to live an inspired life and contribute to my family’s income, but I also wanted to maintain my presence at home and continue to be there for them.
Before the Energy Shop, it never occurred to me that I could build my own work-at-home business with as little as $100 worth of supplies. But, that’s exactly what happened. And each month, I supplement the family’s income with my creative business earnings. That’s pretty amazing.[Tweet “Remember why you started, @_LisaJacobs_”]
In the very early days of the Energy Shop and Marketing Creativity, I read a story in our local paper that said my county (here in Virginia) had a pretty high poverty rate, and the majority of households facing that poverty had a single mother at the head.
My heart sank when I read that. It’s so hard to be a good mother when you have the world at your feet, let alone when you’re feeling crushed by worry & anxiety because you can’t pay the bills. I wished I could one day develop a way to start hiring them or helping them build their own work-at-home side gig.
I would love to fulfill that big dream one day, and I feel I may be on the right path.
If you’re feeling called to do so, please come join the conversation inside the The Luminaries Club forum!
Coming Up This Week on Marketing Creativity:
The reason I started this blog, the why, was to help other women create the same success I had: to build an income from home (+ be there for their families, too). I’m giving away $500 toward one creative’s dream, and tomorrow I’ll share the full details + how you can enter to receive it.
On Tuesday, I’m going to show you what’s in store for the Movers & Maker’s Summit in Charleston, SC later this month. We’ve finalized our schedule, and it’s amazing!
Finally, I’m going to tell you how to market your online business (without spending a fortune!). Bye, Felicia … I mean, Facebook. You’re too expensive!
Here’s to a great week,