And who knows, it may just help you too...
I've been meaning to email you. I'm a long time customer of yours and have even emailed you a couple of times. Your emails are ones I almost always read right away.
Here's what's going on in my life. Almost 4 months ago, my husband had a cardiac arrest at home. I called 911 immediately, and the EMTs were able to restart his heart in the ambulance.
However, he suffered brain damage, and has been in a coma ever since.
We are seemingly running out of time paid for by insurance at a skilled nursing facility, so I am contemplating bringing him home. I have a background as a nursing assistant and feel I can probably do at least as good a job caring for him, if not better, than the place he is.
The alternative is spending half our assets (mostly 401ks) so he can be on medical assistance. I just don't want to do that.
So, here's my problem. I like your idea of mystery shopping. Heck, I like ANY kind of shopping! But, I get very little chance to do any shopping at all these days.
And, if I bring Stu home, I'll undoubtedly have even less time available outside the house for any purpose.
Do you have any ideas for making money, strictly from home?
I've tried several, no, MANY internet marketing ideas (schemes, scams). Now, I'm wiser. l'm quite tech savvy, but not so well informed on how to make money ethically, legally and without spending an arm and a leg online from home.
Any ideas? Feel free to use my story if you like, in sending to your list.
To her credit, Sandy got right out and started mystery shopping, doing her first three jobs within a couple days but once her husband gets home, she'll have little time to do that.
Coincidentally, around the same time Sandy's question came in, I read an article from a British guru, entitled "Triple Your Income With A Simple Business Idea"
I won't hold you in suspense...his idea was to start a IRONING SERVICE...he called it an "ironing round" which in the US would probably be called an "ironing route".
Personally, as a potential customer, I LOVE this idea. I would gladly pay someone to iron my clothes.
Would others? I don't know but I think a fairly effective marketing campaign could be done locally which would result in a nice little business.
In any case, also at the same time this email came in I was reading a book called CHOOSE YOURSELF! by James Altucher.
He writes a lot about building your IDEA MUSCLE.
He suggests writing 10 ideas a day about ANYTHING...
-10 simple gift ideas for the holidays
-10 ways to save money
-10 ways my boss could improve her business
-10 ways to make my life easier
-10 presents to get Leo Quinn for Christmas since I just missed his birthday without so much as a thoughtless two line email that my dog could have written given enough time.
-10 ways to let people know it's your birthday without being obvious.
You get the idea.
So with that idea from James Altucher, I wrote down 10 ideas for making money from home...
-Laundry - same idea...somebody drops their laundry off and you wash, fold and iron
-Home care consulting- people facing the same issue would love to get an insider's view
-Phone coaching on any topic
-Loyalty Club Management
-Online portal for other home care givers to meet, provide support, encouragement, ideas, etc.
Those are mine.
I don't know if they'll help Sandy, you or anyone but I would ask you to include your own list of ideas below.
1 idea, 5 or 10. You just never know what one idea sparks something in someone.
Try to come up with 10 and really stress that idea muscle of yours and post them in the comments section below or email them to me.
Best idea as voted by me gets a prize. What's that prize?
I don't know....I'll come up with something.
Here in the U.S. Thanksgiving day is on Thursday so I wish you and yours a most enjoyable day.
And of course, I THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement over the years.
FANTASTIC IDEAS BELOW!
Please add yours...