Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sara's Attempts at Making Extra Money...

     Okay, so I know this is a very lame post and you're probably all rolling your eyes at me, but as I'm sure you all know Spencer is in physical therapy school and money is extremely tight, to say the least. I've been brainstorming hundreds of ideas on how I can bring in a little extra cash while still staying home with Ashley (let's face it, we're obtaining monster debt and loans aren't even covering everything). I'm currently babysitting a super cute little boy (about 2 months) in the mornings while his mom works so her husband can go to school too. It's really fun and the extra money has helped out. And Ashley LOVES him! She's so ready to be a big sister I think haha.

     I also started a fitness blog which some of you may or may not have heard about. I wanted to put my college education to good use by starting a blog for fitness related things such as nutrition, aerobics, weight training, and more. I also have an Amazon store there which gives me a small percentage of anything on there anyone buys. (So far I've only made money off myself haha) Even if you're not in the market for purchasing fitness related items, check out the blog anyway because I like to feel appreciated for the work I put into it. ;)

     My most recent attempt has so far failed me entirely. I admit, I only started it a few days ago but I've had no success as of yet. I have my own online store for hair accessories. It's quite limited as of yet, but that's only because it takes money to start seeing as I have to make everything I put on there and I just don't have a lot of money to put into it at the moment. I'd love for anyone to check it out and give me some feedback on what I've got. The URL is I've made quite a bit of stuff in preparation for the opening of my store but I haven't posted everything I've got because it does cost money to post items for sale. Please check it out and let me know what you think or let me know of any suggestions you have.

     Lastly, I love you all and appreciate the support that you have given our family. We'd be lost without you all. We miss everyone so much and we're glad for the holidays coming up so we can see so many of our missed loved ones.


Gwendolyn Fullmer said...

I have no idea about how to sell things but maybe bigger photos or at least more, maybe some with the clips in some ones hair? Also just something I thought I'd share, you probably already know this but if you get some synthetic fabric, cut it into different sized circles, have say six or eight, then get a candle, light the wick, and slightly burn the edges of the fabric, it causes it to curl up. Stack your circles in order of size. Then I put three pearls in the middle and sew them into place, using a small piece of cotton fabric I wrap my clip then hot glue everything together. Just an idea about another kind of bow.
Also you could post your availability to tend on a website? I tend three little ones during the week while Ben works almost full time and goes to school fulltime. Don't you look forward to the weekends? ah

Spencer and Sara said...

Thanks Gwen! I did know about that other flower, I just have to save up for fabric haha. I appreciate your suggestions! I don't know of any websites to post on for babysitting, did you do that? Where should I look? And yes, I love weekends... :)

Gwendolyn Fullmer said...

I looked on craigslist for babysitting jobs, and also just talked to women in my ward. Good luck! and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!

Heather Burdsal said...

I have been shamelessly promoting your Etsy store to my pals with babies. I even dedicated a post to it on my blog today.

Best of luck!