Let me tell you a bit about why I am now self employed.
About Me – James Collins
Work and Home
I want to write about work and home as I tell you about me. I’m a retired clergyman who also worked with developmentally disabled individuals.
My wife and I have a blended marriage with 6 kids 4 grandkids.
I enjoy hunting, fishing, reading and cooking. I have written a book about people in the north called One Man’s Mile.
About Me – Self Employed
Lots of Jobs
I cut lawns as a kid renting my Dad’s lawn mower for .25 a weekend.
For one job, I negotiated .10/ stem for cutting down a hedge. I cut $110 worth of stems, but was paid $50. My Dad advised, “Get what you can. Loss is part of doing business.” I ended up with $75 and a valuable lesson.
I have tried a number of small businesses that produced some income. They weren’t worth the effort.
I have always believed that there was something I could do, with minimal financial commitment, to be self employed.
Something New for Retirement
My retirement is a time to do things that I couldn’t do while working.
I want to do a lot of fishing. I want exercise more for my health. I want to prospect for gold. But, I also wanted to keep learning.
When I discovered Wealthy Affiliate University, I found something new to learn. The WA Banner, “We can teach anyone how to build a successful online business.” caught my attention. I could learn to create a website about fishing and build an income.
That’s a twofer.
Check out WA for yourself.
Share your thoughts in the comment section below. What has been your experience with self-employment? What is your passion that could become a business? Would you want to learn how to create a website and build an internet business through that website?