Welp here we are! I am a few days late but that is totally okay by me. This have been hectic to say the least however let’s break it down for the month in review!
Streaming is yet again, om the back burner for me. With everything I have legit no desire to be sitting in front of the computer. The computer chair that I have is also not very comfortable so sitting there even for a little bit starts to hurt my back just as it did with my 1st pregnancy. I think going forward I would drop streams to 2x per week. On Mondays and Friday’s. If I want to do more the option is always there and if I don’t want to do more than I don’t need to. I still love streaming don’t get me wrong, but I want to spend my time doing productive things that can begin to make money for my family. Not to mention, I have really not been into playing dead by daylight like I once was. The game has gotten stake for me and I have nearly no desire to play it. I am still on the fence with content if I want to just play solo games or if i would like to start doing more crafting/just chatting streams into the mix also. Adding crafting into the mix would mean that I am able to do more in terms of potentially making money for my family. I’m not stressing over it as we wait for the birth of our second child but all are ideas that I am having do cross my mind! With that being said I also would like to revamp my discord server. While healing from this pregnancy that may be the only thing I try to regularly use. I want to bring back a simplistic and society/community based theme to bring people together. Streaming for little to no financial reward is challenging at best. Especially when I feel like I do have skills that I could be using to better financially support myself and bring in a few dollars to the house. I miss being able to work and have a pay check but I also love staying at home as a mom. I just need to think creatively and figure out a way to make it happen!
If you also haven’t noticed, since the move I have been majorly slacking on the blog too. Why? I have no idea. I normally do really well with writing and pre-writing things out so I can get things written efficiently. I have not done that. I need to though because I would really like to make sure that I can get things going for when our second son is born that they can be scheduled and just consistent. Just like before when I did this with my 1st pregnancy, only last time I wrote strictly about streaming and now I barely even touch on that unless it is my monthly updates! I will really be trying to hammer down on building another handful of logs to schedule while writing about subjects that also come up in life too. I think in 2022 I will be attempting to do blogs 3x per week. I feel like I also need to research a lot more about SEO and how I can better make my blogs seen by people too!
And lastly, our home update! Everything upstairs is basically painted! A few walls in the new babies room need to be done, and then after the front entry if the house needs to be done but that is for now. Oh and the floors in the bedrooms also need to be done but the main hallway, dining area and living room floors are done which is huge! And the kitchen and bathroom and front entry floors also need to be done. And the baseboards because the ones with the carpet were all different and we want them to be the same (Obviously!). Downstairs will have to wait til the time comes when we use it more. I also feel a bit of a rush with the due date approaching to get everything ready and prepared for the birth! I am so happy with the house turning out to be ours. It is crazy to think how it was and where it has gone with us updating things. Just getting rid of the carpet in the main living areas has been such a huge change!
As you can see things have been happening here in my life, I just have not been able to find times update people on it though! I am enjoying the last bits of peace and quiet til we have our new sin with us into the world. Update in that also coming soon too! As the time approaches where we will have him I have an increase in anxiety and increase in nervousness. I think that is okay natural though. Thankfully I have been keeping use with crafting and planning and sewing to prep for the new year. Sometimes one of the hardest things for me is the fact I have so many ideas and not enough time in the run of a day to finish everything! Even an extra hour the day would be great. Let’s not forget too, as this baby is growing so is the need to run to the washroom every 2 hours at night which is drastically cutting into my sleep schedule! And on top of that while my son naps I have been, more often than not also napping too! Even an hour seem to help me feel a little bit caught up!
Here is to hoping that I can get back on track and make things happen more and more in prep for the year coming up!
How has things been going in your life?
Did you have a great summer? How has fall even treating you also?
Let me know in the comments below!
Before I even begin, I am going to be completely honest with you. I am scared poop-less in hopes that this works. Thinking about becoming financially independent by doing it online is actually insane to think about. Since moving to Quebec I would say this is one of the things that has scared me the most when it comes to moving was losing my financial independence.
Streaming will probably be the easiest for me to make some sort of income with since I already make some money per month. Ideally I would like to get the threshold of 100$ per month so that I can consistently get paid through streaming however I am going to start with a slightly lower one. For streams you are able to put in a subscriber goal for the month. I am going to do 25 sub points which is not far off of what I have now which is approx 19 subscriber points. If I can hit this I think it will approx give me 40$ per month. I also am going to add a bits (Twitch currency) or monetary goal of about 10$. This should bring me up to 50$ per month with a pay out every 2 or so. I know that I will be able to keep this going and hopefully raise it up with the content I am going to be putting out as well too. I know it is achievable and I hope that by sharing these little widgets of sorts to my stream overlays that my community will see that I have new goals and that would be to become financially independent. I think this could help as I begin to grow my brand so people can see the direction that I would like to be taking with this.
Fiverr is something I am scared to try but I think I could be able to do great things with it. I have an idea for a specific type of poem I would like to offer to make for people. I think this could be a great avenue for a source of income. I know very little about the site though and I know they do take a commission but I think it could be a start. I have to really sit down and think of what I would charge for someone who would like to hire me for a “gig” and what not. Look at the types of people and if anyone is offering something similar either. All of these things I think will be more towards the end of the year goal financially. I think if I work with what I do know now then I can get things going and add as I go. I do think it could be extremely useful though since I do love poetry and it could be another creative outlet for me to create and make a few bucks that would be even better!
Art Work is something that I have a challenge with. It inst so much about me trying to create pieces for sale, it is more or less about me trying to reach people who would like to buy these pieces. A big part for me will be to use my Art Instagram and my Art twitter accounts a lot more when putting pieces up for sale as well as here on the blog. I think it could be a great way to bring in potential customers when I have finished a piece as well too. For me to predict the type of money I could make form this I really have no answer. I will say though that if I was able to make even 50$ per month on this that would be key. I also have to figure out shipping costs and to begin with I would probably only be selling pieces to Canada and United States since it may be challenging and costly to send pieces to Europe currently. I would like to expand but how to get there is just a bit of a mystery to me. I know it obviously can be done it is just making the point of putting it forward!
Patreon I think is something I could do quite well but geared towards different crafts or items hand made per month. Like say a card of the month where I design a card and send it to you for 5$ or something. And the next set would be a bit more include other things as well. The hardest part of this would be similar to the Fiverr problem which is sitting down and weighing in the cost of materials and seeing how I go from there. How much does it cost to send and how much does it cost for materials. I think if I was to sit down and plan this out it could be a solid choice if people showed interest in this per month as well too.
Tutoring is something I would like to attempt to start to do since I am living in a french province and I could be teaching English. However this is something I would need to put out a post on Kijiji or something like that. I don’t even know what I would charge per hour but I think I could also do this which could be useful in making a few bucks. Even if I charged say 15$ per hour of teaching and speaking English, and I had 3 students per week, that is nearly 45$ per week of income that I could be making as well too! I may have to put out feelers for this on websites to start the year and see where we go from there!
Blogging would be something that could be seemingly simple for me since I already do this. I have thought since I have purchased the personal blogger package (You know since I’m taking this way more serious than last year) that I can add that feature in. I haven’t really researched it before but I would do something along the lines of a few blogs per month being uncensored. I think it could be really neat but I am not even thinking about that until i have some decent growth on my followers here. Maybe when I start to have 250 followers and things will I start to consider that. It wont be very expensive only a few dollars per month if that is how you bill things and see where we go from there!
Ill update this in about 6 months with a new post about how my financial stability and independence is coming along. No point in updating this every month since there are things I wont be implementing!
Are you a stay at home parent? Do you have an income by working at home?
Let me know in the comments below! Maybe you have a different way I haven’t thought of before!