Do you...need to create a side business for financial reasons? crave "something" that belongs just to you? desire a creative outlet that earns additional money?
Good! You are not alone in this endeavor. Many women answer yes to one or all of the above questions.
Are you...overwhelmed with the amount of time and work it takes, feeling guilty because of time away from your family, constantly battling between the confident you and the defeated you?
Are you... aspiring, yet still not arrived? Excited, yet nervous? Fearless, yet fearful?
I am all of these things and more. Just like you. If the feelings of fear, guilt, determination, vulnerability, and courage sound like the many varied emotions you feel each day (or every hour!), you are at the right place!
Use your God-given gifts to create a side business that brings joy, fulfillment, and money to your life.
I am a lover of Jesus, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and ENTREPRENEUR ON THE SIDE. I made a conscious decision to limit my work to about 15 hours most weeks. Being a "sidepreneur" is different and yet similar to being a full-time entrepreneur. This site is dedicated to the women, especially moms, who have decided to develop side businesses.
I am a stay-at-home mom who loves her full-time job...being a mother of two young sons and a wife of a wonderful man. Yet, I still have a desire to create a business on the side...something of my own using gifts God has given me and one that eventually will bring additional income to my family.
Many people today long for a side business and have no desire to leave their full-time jobs. They find fulfillment there, friendship, a steady paycheck, and/or intellectual stimulation. I am one of these people; being a full-time, stay-at-home mom brings me much joy and fulfillment. I do not plan to give that up soon! Are you like me? Do you enjoy your full-time work but still dream about some type of business on the side?
The goal with this site - to be fully transparent as I take 1 year to start my own side business. You can read my insane thoughts, but I hope helpful, thoughts in The Journal. If nothing else, you will realize you aren't the only crazy person! :)
The mission here - to help women recognize their God-given gifts and then use them to create side businesses that bring joy, fulfillment, and money to their lives
Even More About Me :)
I was an elementary teacher for 13 years in Madison, AL where I was surrounded with great students and caring coworkers. I love teaching, learning, and being in that environment. In fact, I enjoy it so much that I kept going to school...for years. I earned my doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University in 2016 and have a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH).
I married a wonderful man who I met when we both ran on the cross country and track team at UAH. Funny thing, we couldn't stand each other at first. Over time, though, our dislike became friendship, and our friendship became a deep love. Boy, am I glad that I didn't write him off too soon (and vice versa)! I would have missed out on so much.
After almost 10 years of marriage and after adamantly telling everyone we didn't want children, we had our first son. Two years later, we had our second son. God has a way of changing your heart's desires. He knew exactly what we needed in our lives.
If you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, email me at email@example.com
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