Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Just create your golden egg.....
Ok so the truth is after working at home for years it doesn't take a lot of time before you figure out that you better stop putting all your eggs in one basket....and I sure saw this coming on quick.
A few years ago ( ok quite a few) I created a really boppin ETSY shop all around my sewing, embroidery, vintage treasures and custom sewing projects. I had a matching blog and my goods were flying off the shelf. Some things were thrifted vintage treasures and others were handmade goods. People started to really loved my bags and totes and I started offering customization and names embroidered on them. This went crazy and I began taking custom orders for my crafters sewing totes. I was mailing these things all over the world...All day and night I would blog, and run my commercial cleaning business. Every spare moment I had to sew. I couldn't breathe. I was so overwhelmed, busy and getting frustrated. Owning your own businesses are supposed to be great, give you all that time freedom but all I was feeling was pressure and stress.
(mini chicks I stitched and sold by the dozens) so fun...
SO I DID SOMETHING CRAZY. I woke up one day and deleted my great blog full of like minded followers (bad move), and deleted my entire Etsy shop. ( Years later I would kick myself) What happened was I became so pressured creating items I absolutely loved before but now I hated it. It was like once I started taking custom orders it ruined the "fun". It totally took away all of the creativity out of it once someone was telling me what to make. UGGGG....was it me? As soon as I could't be super free and creative with my own ideas and colors making "one offs" I was turned off. Turned off to the point that it send me into a "delete everything" mode. Boy was that dumb. But it sure shows the choices and decisions we make under pressure. So that was a really silly thing to do . I had put all of my eggs with this business in one basket and with one click that was it....everything was gone:(
As a multi-passionate entrepreneur I tend to be overwhelmed easily with lots of ideas. Do you ever feel this way? Do you get paralysed by idea overload? Come On Universe! All we want to do is work from home doing things we love! Why is it so difficult to pick just one thing to focus on?
So today I have really learned to embrace my "creative idea overload" and realized quickly to diversify my income to create money streams coming in in all directions. YOU CAN TOO! This is what my passion is to help other people like me with. Get clarity, define your niche and stop resisting, and to help YOU get clarity, create products, programs and income streams in many areas that interest YOU.
You can read more about my consulting and coaching support here: http://www.angelaneufeld.com/creativecoaching/
So today I have an assortment of income streams started with tons more ideas to come:
1. 1:1 Private mentoring and creative coaching support
2. Book, planners, and journal royalties for sale on amazon
Book links :
addicted to lists:
Crafters Idea journal project Planner
3. Live Group Programs
4. Courses free & Paid
5. Assorted Affiliate products
6. Local Marketing Support (face to face)
7. Physical Products ( my own)
WHAT ARE 3 IDEAS YOU CAN COME UP WITH RIGHT NOW TO CREATE THAT WILL BE ANOTHER INCOME STREAM? What's stopping you?
Crafters Idea journal project Planner
The reason I am sharing this with you is because after I started creative business coaching one on one with clients I soon realized that keeping a full time roster of live clients was very inconsistent, and mentally hard to keep up with. As much as I love my clients talking all day on camera can be very tiring and you start burning out. This is why I realized it was key to diversify!
I would love to know what you are thinking about creating! If you need support please reach out and inquire about a free session to talk about bring in more money using your passions and ideas! Book a complimentary chat here and see what we can come up with to help your business thrive and diversify and talk about how I can help you finally MAKE A CHOICE, BE DECISIVE, START SOMEWHERE, and STOP PROCRASTINATING! Bring coffee:)
Brainstorm some new income stream ideas:
WHAT ARE 3 IDEAS YOU CAN COME UP WITH RIGHT NOW TO CREATE THAT WILL BE ANOTHER INCOME STREAM? Whats stopping you? Reply and tell me your ideas!!
Big Encouragement & Hugs XX