Under The Radar with PotPieGirl
Under The Radar - by PotPieGirl
Ya know, when I first thought about working online, I thought of quietly working at home passively making money.
Notice I didn't say "effortlessly" ;)
I imagined building a portfolio of money-making websites and various income streams that would work for me on auto-pilot after the bulk of my hands-on work was long done.
Way back then, I could close my eyes and imagine what it would be like to wake up in the morning and check online to see that I made money.
-- I could imagine going to the mailbox and getting checks for work that was long done.
-- I could imagine taking the day off to spend with my hubby, family, and/or friends....and still making money.
-- I could imagine being able to make money by MY rules and on MY schedule.
-- I could imagine how proud I would feel of these things *I* created and the income that was generated by MY hands...and how good it would feel to create the income I wanted and the lifestyle I wanted.
BUT - there was one really really big problem back then.
I HAD NO CLUE HOW TO GET THERE!
I read somewhere that it is very important to choose your lifestyle BEFORE you choose your business - or else your business will determine your lifestyle.
I took that to heart.
And to this day, it is still in the back of my mind as I make any business decision.
I want income streams that *I* run, not that run ME.
So, way back then, I knew what I wanted. I could see it, I could feel it, I could imagine it down to the finest detail.
Now, three years later, I have accomplished it.
Now, for most of you that know me, you know that PotPieGirl is anything but quiet and passive =)
But "PotPieGirl" is one small part of Jennifer - or of Jennifer's business.
Jennifer is always building passive income streams and assets and resources.
While I have achieved my original goals and things I imagined for myself, I have not COMPLETED my over-all goal.
What I'd really like is to someday be able to choose to turn the computer off and know that I am financially free.
I can imagine only checking on my online business for maybe a total of 2-3 hours in a week. Just enough time to check in, make sure all is ok, and get back to my life (whatever that is that I choose at that moment).
I love being PotPieGirl. It suits me. I love to help and interact with others. I love to share things I learn and figure out.
But being PotPieGirl is not a passive income stream. She is a VERY active lady!
While I have no plans to quit being PotPieGirl - I do want to know that at any given time I have given myself the financial option to do so if I ever choose to.
The freedom to make choices....not the burden of having choices made FOR you.
Does that make sense to you?
I'm almost there. So close I can touch it and feel it.
I've been missing pieces....actually, missing some "shortcuts" that I have finally figured out AND I have given myself permission to TAKE these shortcuts.
There's nothing wrong with shortcuts. For me, it was a mentality of "I have to do everything myself".
Where I got that mentality, I'm not sure...lol
One thing that sticks out in my mind is when one successful business owner of a construction company told me -
"If you're gonna send your crew to do a job, you better darn well know how to do that job yourself!"
..and I know my Grandmother is also in the back of my mind. I can't count how many times I heard her say...
"If you want something done right, do it yourself!"
I do feel it is important to know how to do basics on your own.
First off, knowledge is power, pure and simple.
But, also, if you don't know how to do it yourself, or at least the basics of how it should be done, then how in the world will you know if someone else did it right FOR you?
Always take time to learn the basics and have that solid understanding of the project at hand.
But here's the thing...
If there are 20 steps to success of a project, why NOT take a shortcut to skip the first 15 steps and save yourself the pain of the learning curve and all that effort?
Time is the most valuable resource and asset we have - period.
Once you know the basics, it is a BAD use of your most valuable resource (your time) to keep doing the basics for yourself.
Why it took me so long to figure that out, I have no idea.
But I'd like to maybe help YOU figure that out much more quickly than I did.
So, in the upcoming few days, I'd like to share with you my "under the radar" way of making money online... the way that is leading me right to my ultimate financial and lifestyle goals.
I will be talking about what I consider to be the 4 most important parts of an online business (or any business for that matter):
Thank you for spending your time with me!
I'll see ya tomorrow!
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