The world is a big place, and it has much to teach you, at least from my perspective. This is one reason I want my family to travel a little more, but I never would have imagined there was a term for this and that other families were trying to do it, too. The practice is called 'edventures,' and I was able to do it because I took a chance with a side job that paid off.
Know What you Need
Traveling can be a little expensive. The average household spends a little more than $1,000 on traveling expenses, so I knew that I had to supplement my income to ensure that all the bills were taken care of.
I was aware that I was going to be on vacation longer than the vacation time I am given at work, so a side job was an absolute must to make sure I did not run out of money while my family traveled the states. This is the reason I stress the importance of planning your financial needs.
Choosing the Right Path
The next thing I needed to do was find the right side job. I had a lot of concerns about finding a job that would satisfy my needs, which I am sure all parents would understand. The side job needed to work around my schedule, and I needed to be able to do it from anywhere. I was also trying my best to find a job that sold a product or service that basically sold itself because I really did not have a lot of time to convince people to buy my product.
Trust me, I was a little skeptical, but I found the answer by simply becoming a Lipsense reseller. I loved this product, which a friend gave me. The lipstick did not dry my lips like most lipsticks do, and I was able to kiss or drink a glass of wine without leaving those infamous lipstick marks behind. It was perfect for me, and it helped me on my quest of traveling with the kids.
Plan it Out
It is important to note that this is still a side job, and you need to treat it as such. There are many people with side jobs out there, but the ones who are successful are the ones who put in the time. I made sure I understood what was required of me to start selling this lipstick; for one, I knew that I needed to build a strong online presence since I wanted to sell mostly online while I traveled.
This led me to create an online blog where I would not only talk about the product but also give beauty tips for moms just like me. It is always wise to start a blog about what you know, and just incorporate what you want to sell. I paid attention to blog content and made sure it was SEO-friendly so that I ranked well on search engines. It was important for me to sign up for social media accounts because many online users love these platforms, which made sharing my blog easier. In short, I work the business just like I would any job, and I did this for my kids. Thankfully, my hard work paid off because I was able to save up the money I needed to travel comfortably.
There is a lot more to learn about properly marketing but a lot of it you will learn as you go along. I want you to know that with a little dedication and determination you can probably do anything you set your mind to. I was nervous at first, but I was certain that, even if things did not work out, I would be proud of myself for trying. I do hope my tips were helpful.