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Super busy

I have been so super busy these last few months. Mum hasn't been well and I have started thinking a lot about the future and what I am going to do when things get worse.

I would like to work less, I don't want to give up my job because I love it but I honestly don't have the time to sleep some weeks with everything I have going on so being able to work less would be nice. I am an only child and my mother is very sick and also doesn't live particularly nearby, I need to be more available.

It got me thinking a lot about bringing in more money, because frankly I cant afford to work any less than I currently do. The money is simply not in writing any more. I used to do pretty well freelancing but I wouldn't waste my time these days with the amount of time and effort you need to put in for what little you get out. Plus I was finding clients increasingly more difficult to deal with (once a guy I had written loads of stuff for sent me an email chastising me for not replying to him about fifteen minutes after he sent his original email, I was in the middle of a twelve hour shift at the time) and I hate what they have done with oDesk since it changed to UpWork so I have no intention of going back.

I was attracted to freelance writing because I really wanted to work for myself, of course when you freelance you are never truly working for yourself - you work for your clients, however annoying they might be. I got to thinking about working for myself again.

I decided to set up my Forever Living business, one of my friends does it and makes a fortune and she has no experience whatsoever in marketing. I have a sales background (I was one of those annoying people that knock on your door trying to get you to donate to charity for a while), a marketing qualification and a tonne of internet marketing experience so it seems like a great fit for me.

While my friend runs her business mostly face to face, I have concentrated almost entirely on the online side of things. I have set up a wordpress site where I blog about the products and the business and have a facebook and Instagram account set up for the business. I have put a tonne of work into promoting my new business and that's why I haven't been online elsewhere much over the last few weeks.

I love my new business, I love the products and I love the people, but it has taken up a lot of my time while I get everything up and running. This should settle down now that everything is up and running.

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MegL wrote on November 20, 2016, 6:28 AM

Are you getting much traffic to your site? I hope it takes off ok for you. Let us know how you get on.

bestwriter wrote on November 20, 2016, 8:43 AM

I am a distributor for Forever Living USA but of late I have been inactive. What do you suggest I do?

lookatdesktop wrote on November 21, 2016, 7:34 PM

Mary Kay or Amway? perhaps ?

melody23 wrote on November 24, 2016, 1:57 PM

I am not getting much traffic, but I only have a few posts up because I didn't want to hit it with loads of information at once then leave it ages before posting again. Its going reasonably well, got a Christmas market stall next weekend so I hope to do quite well there.

melody23 wrote on November 24, 2016, 2:00 PM

Are you wanting to pick it back up? How long have you been inactive for? I am honestly loving it so far. At this time of year (assuming you are wanting to get back into it) I would be concentrating on Christmas gifts. what I did was went and bought some baskets, cellophane etc and used products I got in my business box to make up some examples, took pictures and put them on my business page, this was enough to bring in a few orders so when I got the stock for them I made them up and also photographed them and put them on the page. I also have a market stall at a Christmas market next week where I hope to take loads of orders. I am also doing a black Friday event on facebook

Colibry21 wrote on December 11, 2016, 12:17 PM

I hope that you've been able to bring in some more money. It can be tough sometimes. I hope that things are working out for you.

melody23 wrote on December 12, 2016, 3:27 PM

It's really starting to pick up, just taken nearly £100 of orders in the last hour for Christmas gift baskets. I am really enjoying it too which is the main thing, hopefully some time in the new year I can drop one shift in my work if it keeps going well

luisga814 wrote on December 13, 2016, 1:25 AM

Just like the way how busy are you, I am also busy with different activities in my school.