I am finally here. This post is being written on the CTP interface and it is the only "tribe" tag I will be using for the post.
This community is very active on the blockchain, and I am there too, so you probably already know me.
What you might not know is that I am a serial micropreneur who often starts micro businesses with the aim of making some extra money.
By "extra" I mean enough for a Friday Night Pizza, a set of matching shirts for the family, or a few Benjies for my crypto habit.
Because my micro businesses are mostly fun in nature, but lots of work, they tend to not be cost effective in the long run.
I do make delicious cookies for example, and I may sell a few combo plates to family around the holidays for extra Christmas gifts, but don't expect me to be baking in the summer.
And I may not feel like making cookies next Christmas and that's ok, because I may make my extra Christmas money by handwriting Christmas Cards this year.
I am ready to do more
I have a whole lot of ideas and I don't execute a lot of them. I know that baby steps make miles, so I keep going, and I keep winning, but I am ready to win faster.
I know I need focus.
And I know I need a team. I hope to find one here.
My goal is to be able to buy a plot of land.
My parents are ready to retire, and the only thing that is stopping them is a foundation to lay their home on.
They are looking for a partner to buy a big plot with them, and split the costs of building a home from scratch.
They will be ready in the next 6 months to 3 years.
I want to be in a financially strong situation to be there.
I am already buttoning up my credit
And now I need to make some money!
I have been reading how to blogs and taken online courses, and read newsletter after newsletter.
Last May I started womenandcrypto.org. I paid for a email service. The domain. The "extra" teach me SEO ad ons, etc. I got the works.
I did nothing with it.
I told myself that it was because I had a newborn.
The baby is still a baby, but almost 9 months and I still haven't done anything.
Because as many blogs as I have read, and as much as I know that Pinterest is a wealth of leads, and as much as I know that I need a newsletter, and as much as I already wrote my ebook, and as much content as I already have, I still DO NOT HAVE THE SKILLS TO PULL IT TOGETHER.
But I didn't know that two days ago.
Two days ago I still thought that all I had to do was decide, and put some time aside and my business would be launched.
Don't laugh too much at me.
I believed in Santa Claus until I was 12.
It is ok though, that I never launched womenandcrypto.org, because I envision more of a shared wealth type of project.
In order for me to be able to be comfortable sharing, I have to be RICH. It's not greed. I live in California, being RICH is the only way to be able to live comfortably.
Which is why I decided to re-launch my Tarot business
I love, love, love, love, love doing tarot readings.
I would do tarot readings all day every day for FREE if I already had the built up wealth that I needed to do whatever I wanted to all day.
Read the tarot, and blog on the blockchain.
Ah, what a life.
So that is my business.
I have been mentally planning it for a long long time, so I thought it would just kind of roll off my fingers.
The way a good essay would roll of my fingers when I was in college.
I would tell my brain that I needed an essay to be written by a certain date, and I would sit down to write it the day before and a beautiful piece of writing would emerge.
It was amazing magic.
But the kind of magic that everyone summon.
So here I was, I had the plan, I was ready to take action, I had the $$ available to buy the sites and pay the monthly fees and...
wom womp, utter and complete failure
I could not set up my shop. It was too difficult for me.
When I googled "pay someone to set up my shopify store" I was met with a wall of information, to dense for me to sort through.
I tried sorting for hours.
I got nowhere.
I will give it more time today. But I need to stop procrastinating on the how and set up a way for me to do readings now.
So I went ahead and re-opened my keen.com account.
I don't love keen. They take a percentage of my earnings. I don't even know how much because, well, I don't like them taking any of my money so I focus on what I keep.
$1.50 per minute if they click on one listing
$0.85 per minute if they click on the other listing.
Another thing I don't love about keen is that I cannot control the flow of my chats. I am there, and if someone clicks on my profile and starts a reading, good. If they don't then, they don't. No work that day I guess.
I think that last one is more of an excuse.
I haven't really spent much time sitting around manning the keyboard, so I guess I don't really get to know how often the business comes, until I give it the time.
I have given the platform about 5 hours and I have generated $84.03 USD and Two shining reviews.
In two days I gave 7 readings and feel I connected with at least 6 of my clients.
This was done by simply turning on the computer and having clients land on my lap.
I know I need my own platform
I know that even if I build up a great audience here, they don't really belong to me, they belong to keen.
I also know that I need a newsletter to harness my own clients.
I also know that the keen site has a flow of customers, a user friendly chat, an anonymous enough interface.
I know I am both simultaneously happy to have this available, while wanting a bigger cut of what my customers spend AND being able to lower my out the door prices.
So what is the plan?
The plan is to decide on a business.
- Tarot readings. In chat, by email and by phone.
Work with a Team -
- CTP, I hope this loooooooong blog post doesn't scare you away.
Build a business.
- I plan on working the hotline from 10:30 PM - 2:30 PM.
The hotline is not always hot. There will definitely be cool down periods. Where I have nothing to do except shuffle my cards.
While I was happy with the level of clients yesterday, I had a lot of lull time.
I will use that time to actively build my business.
- Blog with CTP
- Build my shopify store easily and slowly
- Build my newsletter
- Begin marketing campaigns.
I would love to hear your feedback.
PS. I did try to sign up for Keen's affiliate program but was unable to get an affiliate link.