I went self-employed in July 2011 and have been working online ever since. But online blog advertising, especially direct ads like the ones I work on placing, have slowed in the last 2 years. What does a lady do when her main business slows down? She either tries to save it and grow it, or she starts a second business. I’m trying to do both.
With the online business, I attempt to keep up with all of my emails Monday-Friday. I also continue to try to post every day on Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, get a weekly newsletter up every Friday, and stay on top of my commenting for hire.
In the “real” world, I started Crystal’s Cozy Care Pet Sitting in February 2014. I now pet sit nearly every day and bring in about $1500 a month from it (some months are around $500 and one has been as high as $3100).
I still make more money online than through pet sitting or with rental income, but diversification is what keeps me self-employed.
How have you been doing?