Okay - so there's quite a few things out there that I've been up to lately. Some of them may be for you. Others may not.
Let me start by say, I made $10 on gigcoin last week and got paid already in my paypal account. If you haven't signed up for this one yet, get on it. It was a 10 minute survey.
Okay, so, I'm getting a little better with my cakes too. I've added 2 more to the mix and got paid even more! Look about 3 posts down if you're interested in seeing them. This is turning into a serious passion and I have more orders for June. I'm going to make one for my religion class this Thursday too so I can promote a cross cake pan that I have to do communions/confirmations and baptisms. Cakes = fun :)
I teach piano. 2 afternoons each week, kids, teens, and adults come over to learn piano. I am rather on the inexpensive side just because my children are home during most lessons so, there is no reason for my prices to go up. I charge $20/half hour and the more siblings, the more of a discount I give. I've been playing since the 2nd grade and coming up on 20 years of teaching. I think I found my calling there.
With teaching piano comes another benefit while living in NY. New York has an annual music festival where children in each school district prepare a piece of music, get judged on it and then get a medal for their performance. It's called NYSSMA. You may have something similar to in your state as well. So, atleast once a year, I get called to judge for a day (I'm a substitue as I am not a "certified" teacher - I don't have a college degree - just lots and lots of experience) The gig pays well and it's usually around my birthday, so, i get to treat myself to something nice.
What kind of talent do you have that you can share? All you need is 1 student to start word of mouth! Music, art, sewing, woodworking, etc. Anything is possible if there is enough patience to teach it!
Now, onto Direct Selling. I have a Tastefully Simple business and now, as of my last post, I am also a Mary Kay consultant. Let's start with Tastefully Simple - I LOVE FOOD. I am a foodie. That's how I got into this business. I was invited to this taste testing party for the first time and was completely taken aback by the quality of food! The prices were pretty good and it was all stuff that I knew that I would use - I still do - coming up on 4 years now. That's key. If you're going to get involved in something to sell, make sure you like the stuff. I could never be a Tupperware lady or Party Lite consultant because those just aren't for me. But, I have friends that sell the stuff like crazy and that's awesome for them. When I need something, I know I have them. And, vice versa for them as well. We're there for each other. We occasionally do craft fairs together too so we get some direct selling. I'm giving up on those though because I don't want to have stock on hand anymore. If I don't sell, the food goes bad and then I'm out the money. That's the downside of a food business. So, it took me a while to learn, but, now I don't keep stock. Quarterly sales must reach $400 retail. You can usually do that in 1 party. I am not a sales person. I'm not a recruiter. Other people are great at that. I'm there to get out of my house and have fun and talk about different ways to cook with what we have!
Alright then, next post I will continue on with more options!