It has taken me a while to get this post out but I’ve been playing with the words in my head until it all came somewhat together.
The road that I travel as a single, mother of two, educated, teacher, self-published author and entrepreneur is not easy. Some days I just want to say I’ll work my job for 30 years then retire and halt all of my creative ideas.
One morning I woke up with tears pouring from eyes and the overwhelming feeling of LIFE consuming me. It put things into perspective and I said to myself, “I have to get my business in order”, because calling into work while dealing with a family crisis is not my idea of a good start.
I need more clarity and while I watch, study, and YouTube other entrepreneurs and take in the tidbits they have to offer, I am reminded that this is not a race. I have to create, discover, and discuss in my own lane and too often as a creative there is a certain amount of pressure to always deliver.
I speak a lot of times on my business in my mini-blogs on my IG (@tilyarealeyes) and FB (LaTilya Williams) but I don’t get into a lot of detail about what my business entails. Maybe I should!
As far as passive income goes while reading I have decided that I want to work on that in the months to come especially since one of the top passive income ideas is books. But what exactly is passive income? My passive income would be considered my book because I get paid repeatedly for work that I completed once. I push my book My Fourth Year in Middle School: My Fourth Year in Middle School to the point of feeling exhausted. Although the concept of my book is good, I can admit that my marketing behind my book is/was lacking. I now must go back into that book and pull out my content because next June is going to be really BIG for me. I’ll announce that later.
Passive income in affiliate market skipped me and that is something that I just don’t get and can’t quite get a hold of. So I won’t talk anymore about something that I don’t get. But I can say that once I invested in myself and got into network marking, that has fundamentally been the best thing popping. LOL! A failed attempt at drop shipping let me know that that business was not for me but I have yet to give up on my multiple streams.
Creating an online course as passive income stays on my frontal, but now being back in school I just feel that I don’t have enough time to focus on the type of class that I want to create. Lets just be real, the idea is for me to earn an income while I sleep, so I’m not rushing my process. I’m taking everything in and relying on my common sense to lead when it comes to my business.
I read a quote that said, “Everybody is so busy posting their wins instead of their failures.” I find that sad because social media has us thinking that everything creatives produce is a win straight out the gate. I have since realized that my plate is full and everything sincerely and truly takes times.
I will continue to cultivate my passive income ideas…writing services, books, and network marketing. I will continue to feed my frenzy to try something different. I will keep believing in myself and everything that I set out to accomplish. I won’t ever stop designing a life that I want to live because at the end of the day I don’t want to leave this earth thinking about all of the things that I should have done.
I have since learned that I have to build up to my next title and create a buzz EARLY! I have to be smarter in this department this go around so that I can capitalize more on my message. Stay tuned, for that writing is underway.
So as I prepare for these next steps in my career, life, and journey I am so excited. I never thought about my writing as passive income but this next book, 12 Ways to Survive Teaching is sure to ignite souls and have you look at teaching from a humorous perspective.
The reality is I want to be good at everything. I don’t just want to be a book you read once then place on the shelf. I don’t want to be name only mentioned here and there, I want to be a guru if you will in my own right. I never thought about the power of passive income until I began to do my research. Now I must be a smarter business woman. It is truly all coming together and I feel it.
I took the leap before I was ready and now I must overdeliver. I have a timeline and I will excute!