For the last few weeks, my goal has been to acquire multiple streams of income. I’ve already had my Lavender Fields Creations store up and running for the last four years, which has brought me so much creative (and financial) joy. To be able to create something that someone else not only likes, but wants to purchase, is incredible. However, I’d like to pay off my school loans within the next couple of years. My one income is not going to make that happen.
I began my journey looking for a “work from home” job. I’ve taken numerous assessment tests and applied to just as many jobs – probably more. I’m currently hired at three different companies doing jobs such as; a resourcer, a proofreader, and data entry clerk. The only downside to being hired to those positions is that there are so many other people who have also gotten hired for those same positions. Unless you have seniority at their company, it’s really hard to find regular work. I told my husband that it’s like playing double dutch with my eyes closed – I never know when it is a good time to jump in. For one company, I have to sit in a queue and wait for work to be assigned to me. Then, I have only twenty seconds to approve it or it will be assigned to someone else. For three days, I sat and waited for eight hours in front of this computer and was never assigned. Thankfully, I have a large monitor so I was able to use my split screen to continue doing other work while I waited. I’m not so sure how that will work out, but I won’t quit.
For another job, I get an email nightly to let me know if work will be available for the next day. I’m on day three with that and no luck. I see that there are people whose seniority is definitely a benefit. I get it. I just need the opportunity to hone my skills by working and get my seniority.
So until something comes along, I will continue making jewelry, blogging, and writing my book. I’m even thinking about a YouTube channel for jewelry making. In any case, I will keep the faith. God didn’t bring me this far to leave me.
Check out my jewelry store while you’re here. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.