Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Since I can't have a lemonade stand in winter

Some of you may be wondering why I would want to increase my blog traffic. If so, you really need better things to ponder, but let me explain anyway. Because I am a stay-at-home mom, I am beginning to look for ways to contribute to the family coffers. Unfortunately, a lot of the traditional home-based ventures may not work for me.

1) Selling make-up. Since I don't wear it, I would feel a bit like a hypocrite and quite honestly, I could not help anyone else choosing it or applying it because my beauty routine consists of moisturizer and lip balm for a good reason, I can't put on make-up. Honestly, I think I am missing that gene. When I put it on it looks like a five year old applied it. Blindfolded. With their feet. So I am not a Mary-Kay or Avon poster girl.

2) Tupperware and Discovery Toys. Both excellent products! However, this cheapoholic only buys them at thrift stores and garage sales. I cannot fathom paying full price for that stuff. Plus, I'd be the salesperson saying "well, if you buy this at a garage sale, but the lid is cracked, if we still make it, we'll replace it for free." This type of selling is not really the best for making a profit.

3) Teaching Piano. I took 7 years of lessons to get to grade 2 Royal Conservatory. Enough said.

4) A photography studio like my amazing friend Char. Great idea except for a tiny problem.

5) Driving schoolbus, because in my city you can take your kids on the bus with you. So, let me get this straight, you want me to take a 3 year old and an 18 month old on a bus along with 40 prepubescent kids (who are not belted in), get behind the wheel of a mammoth vehicle without power steering, in rush-hour traffic and turn my back on them? Sure. I'll get right on that. Right after I shave my head and pierce my tongue.

6) An internet business, except I'm a technological idiot, and after reading about what happened to mommyknows (who runs a fabulous baby boutique BTW) I'm just not certain I need that in my life!

So, what I can do is write. So, maybe I could get a few more people to my blog and get some sidebar ads and maybe make a few shekels a month. One can always dream eh? If not, there's always lemonade!


Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

Best of luck on your venture... writing is cathartic for me...hopefully it can be lucrative for you!

If not, I like lemonade, too. :-)

Anonymous said...

I've got it! You can be a telemarketer! Or even better - deliver newspapers or flyers! Or you could do what I've been tempted to do. Purchase a large truck, get one of those giant shovels on the front of it (sorry, I don't know the "technical" term) and plow people's driveways. That way you'd be able to strap the boys in their carseats, get yourself a Timmies or Starbucks, crank up the VeggieTales, and stay nice and cozy warm while making your fortune!


Anonymous said...

Hubby just informed me that the "technical term" for the big shovel on the front of the truck is called a plow. Hence, plowing the driveway. Who knew?

Hmm..."geekiness" must run in our family!


Janet said...

I think you should definitely go the lemonade route. That would be quite interesting. I would come to your lemonade stand....:-)

PS- I didn't know you lived in my neck of the woods!

char said...

I too, have looked at the sidebar ads, but am a chicken, so let me know! I am a sucker and get ripped off every time I try some new money making deal!!

JCK said...

Writing is the way to go! We'll help build traffic together!

You always make me laugh, and I need that!