Ever have one of those good news/bad news kind of days? Yesterday was one of those for me.
Good news: I still have a job
Bad news: Our company is struggling and we are all taking a fairly healthy pay cut
I know, this sucks big time. But as they say... it beats the alternative.
So, in an effort to recoup my lost salary, I've decided to try to leverage some of the natural skills I already have and see if I can make a little extra cabbage on the side.
Here are some of my options:
1. Street performer. I'm an experienced musician. There's no reason I can't set up a stool on the sidewalk and set a hat by my feet. I've heard these guys can make $200 on a good day. Especially if they perform outside of a busy event.
2. Blogger for profit. Why not put ads on my blog? Other people are doing it and making pennies per day! Or, why not write for 6 or 7 blogs at a time? Other people are doing that too and only spending 23 hours at their computers.
3. Stand up comic. I'm a pretty funny guy. At least in my mind. How hard could it be to cobble 20 minutes of clever stuff together, start performing in tiny little no-name clubs, get local attention and graduate to being the 3rd opening act for a headliner in Minneapolis, work my way up to being a regional success, go on the road around the midwest, finally get noticed by a major venue, become famous and make it big?
4. Maker of handcrafted yard accessories. Ok, if you haven't figured it out by now, I was being facetious about those last 3 options. But this one I'm actually serious about - and here's where I need your input.
As many of you long-term readers know, I enjoy building things for our house and yard. Over the years I've made a few things that people have told me I should sell. Here are some examples:
What I need from you are some suggestions on what to name my new business. I've come up with a few myself but there just seems to be something a bit off about the names.
I don't know, you tell me...
See what I mean? Not exactly the image I want to portray.
Considering I'll be selling these pieces at local garden centers on a made-to-order basis, I'd like the public to think my business is classy and professional, and that these items are high quality and something they can't live without.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure you can do better. In fact... go ahead and submit your entries and if I choose one of yours I'll send you a free Receders CD!
Good luck... and thanks!