St Patty’s day is coming up…though we all might think we are Irish and embark on a pub crawl… but some of us still want to eat. 😂.
Then there’s EASTER…I remember getting together and visiting with people and eating a bunch of food during that time. I wish I had known about this company back then… I could have escaped the kitchen duty. 😁.
What happened to that? Life is such an experience. I’ve found that since I’m getting older, everything about me has changed. Most of that is because I’m growing and learning, but most is just the evolution of life. Always changing. Ebbing and flowing… Anyway, this post isn’t about going through all of my “stuff”, it’s to share this great company, and place my own order. Chocolate covered strawberries sounds AMAZING.
You can click on any of the underlined words, or pictures to take you directly to website to order.
St Patty’s day is coming up…want some munchies? Eat your decorations..YUMMY & Delicious
You can get an edible arrangement for any occasion. They offer fruit bouquets, chocolate covered strawberries and gift delivery. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings….whatever you need, they can create an arrangement for anything. The products are highly rated and REALLY good.
I’ve added a short video of me making an egg Chaffle, with jalapeño, onions, cheese, fresh oregano, and rosemary and a few other things. There’s no rules on what you can do, or the ingredients… do whatever you want.
This is a challenge where you can network with other writers, the general public, or completely keep your writing private. It runs until the end of November, and the challenge is to write at least 50,000 words. That’s 50k.
I’m at a little over 10k right now.
If you divide it up, it’s writing approximately 2000 words a day. That’s easy to do if you can get in your zone.
Let me know what you think. 😊
If you don’t see much of me on here, that’s why. I’m in my mojo and writing, though I will try to check in and share my progress.
Let’s go over some way’s I’ve made money online. Hooray! My 1st favorite is blogging.
Lets go over some ways I’ve made money online. All of these I have used, and they have generated income. Making money online started to explode during the onset, and following the covid pandemic. People realized that they could make a living from home, or anywhere there’s an internet connection. Employees were forced out of their offices and into their homes, and it’s turned out to be a good thing.
You can gain more freedom, work from a van down by the river, or from a beach by the ocean. As long as you can get internet, you’re good to go. Gone are the days where a person has to punch a time clock and work a 9-5.
I understand some people enjoy their work, and prefer it that way. That’s cool too. When I was able to work, and working in the nursing industry, I loved my job. But times have changed, and being unable to work as an employee, and being on disability has forced me to learn to do new things.
The first online platform I’m going to talk about is Fiverr. It was created as a platform in the beginning for people to do projects for others for 5 bucks. It’s since then evolved and you can create what they call a ”gig”, to do anything. Website design, Amazon listings, app development. I did a quick search for “how to build a website”, and there were over 25K gigs ranging in price from $650 to $5.
The next platform that is similar to Fiverr is Legiit. Legitt works about the same way as Fiverr, is a bit newer to the online freelance platform world. But it is getting great reviews. It has awesome security with 2FA and great payout programs.
Etsy and ShineOn
Ok, this is a seriously cool trick. You can start an Etsy store, create jewelry via ShineOn, and upload your jewelry to your Etsy store. You don’t have to have any inventory, you don’t have to do any shipping, or any of that. You simply find a piece of jewelry, or a product that ShineOn has, do the setup, and then sync it to your Etsy store. I’ve made money this way as well.
This is similar to Etsy and Shineon. Except you can take one of your pictures, and upload it to Redbubble, and then you can choose what kind of products that picture will be on. Cups, mugs, aprons, mini skirts, dog items, shower curtains, tank tops, t-shirts, water bottles… that’s just a few items. There are A LOT. You can click HERE to see what I’m talking about. Currently I’m adding anther print on demand shop.
I’ll update this post when it goes live. All you have to do is go to the website, create an account, and then start making items. It will take some time to get everything set up for payment, and whatever kind of designs you want to create. I use Canva, click here to create your account. Canva’s images are not copyrighted, so you can find whatever you want to create and then use it. It’s really cool.
Most of these platforms are geared towards the freelancer. Someone who wants to be able to work from anywhere, and create their own type of atmosphere. Especially if you like to write, are good at creating content, understand seo, or just like to work in your pjs from your couch.
There will always be blogging. Blogs will never go away, and are another great way to generate income. I started this blog fore FREE nine years ago…it’s my go-to to publish whatever I want to write about. It’s a little slower, but if you can be consistent, then it’s a sure fire winner.
Always remember that you only fail if you don’t try. Just try…all of these platforms are FREE to use. FREE FREE FREE FREE.
If you would like an EXTREMELY detailed guide to these and other services to start your own online business, I’ve partnered with Adrian Brambila to share the Brambila Method. This is how he’s made his money, and is financially retired at the age of 32. Yes it costs money, but if you aren’t 100% satisfied, he offers a money back guarantee.
I love this place. You can get pretty much anything you need for your home at great prices, and it’s delivered straight to your door. I mean, not to say I’m lazy or anything, but I like shopping from the comfort of my home…🤷🏻♀️
Depression and anxiety sucks, and I have been dealing with it since I was 9 years old.
I have many hours in with my therapist, and many coping skills in my tool box. But there are some days that even that doesn’t work very well. In those cases I need to step away from all social media, my business, and go out and be in nature, and just sit. That may sound crazy, but it works for me.
There are also ways you can have tools readily available from you phone, or computer.
I have been researching mental health options and want to share them here. I will ad more to this post as I find programs, because everyone is different, and so are some of the mental health programs that are available to us.
The most important thing to remember is to REACH out for help when you need it. Doesn’t matter how, or who, just ask for help. Don’t struggle alone. There is always someone out there that can relate and that you can talk to.
Don’t give up, you are on this planet for a reason. Find your reason.
There are treatments for depression and anxiety, and learning how to treat your symptoms of anxiety and depression is key to being able to find some sort of ”normalcy” in your life. Whatever normal is.
This started as a therapy tool. I was having an extremely rough time and my therapist told me to just start writing. So I did. It’s true, raw, (NOT FOR KIDS), and full of the dysfunction that I was in, and how I found the will to stay alive, after wanting to die at the age of 9. This is the first time I’ve ever published a shorty story. I’ve published a couple of poems before as a part of the Twitter writing community I’m in, but never on a retail site to sell.
I feel pretty excited about it. I feel like I’ve actually created something of my own, and put it in short story form, and shared it with the world.
I’ll admit, I had the shit scared out of me after I hit the final ”button”, to have my short story go live, but that quickly passed.
It’s the first time I’ve ever published anything, and I know it’s not perfect, but I hope that someone else can relate and my words can help them in some way.
Thank you for your support, it means the world to me.
Weighted blankets help by using DPT, or DPS. Deep pressure therapy, or deep pressure stimulation. Have you ever heard of a thunder coat for dogs? It wraps your pet in a pressured soft coat that has been proven to help with stressful situations, or anxiety. These blankets provide the same type of relief, but for people. Remember swaddling your newborn baby? How that calmed them down? That’s because your baby just came out of a nice warm cozy tight space, and now is in this big new world. Swaddling them creates that comfort that they are used to. Being born is hard! ❤️
Deep pressure stimulation uses pressure to relax the nervous system. It models the experience of being held or hugged. Here’s a link to some more information about weighted blankets.
“Deep pressure has been defined as the “sensation produced when an individual is hugged, squeezed, stroked, or held”. It is widely used by occupational therapists working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). and is thought to be rewarding, reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety and improving performance in school. Deep pressure is based on sensory integration theory as initially developed by Ayres in the 1960s and 1970s. The use of deep pressure for individuals with autism spectrum disorders has been widely discussed since Temple Grandin described her self-designed machine (hug machine) for giving her the pressure sensations that she craved. Other types of deep pressure therapy include weighted garments, swaddling, holding, stroking, hugging, squeezing, and therapeutic brushing.” Cited from this source
Helps relieve the perception of pain
Helps reduce symptoms of anxiety
Helps improve sleep quality
Helps relieve symptoms of depression
Pressure therapy doesn’t have to be done with another person, or service animal. Blankets like these create pressure from having the blanket wrapped around the body.
Deep pressure stimulation can also come from garments such as weighted vests. One study reported psychiatric assistance dogs often provide deep pressure stimulation to help their owners, like my girl.
A little bragging about my service dog…she has literally saved me over and over again. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, CPTSD, and BPD, APD. Most recent due to adult trauma from a home invasion. I cannot emphasize enough how much she has helped me.
Why do we like being hugged and cuddled? Because it’s comforting to have someone’s arms around us.
They work really well as an alternative to pharmaceuticals. Wrap yourself up in one and put some lavender in your diffuser and sit back and relax.
I have a service dog that alerts and performs DPT for me and this type of blanket does the same type of therapy. When I have a painful flareup, she will alert, and come over and place her whole body over wherever I’m having aches and pains. (Yes, she’s awesome.)
With all the things that have happened in this world over the last couple of years, finding a zen and peaceful place is necessary for our mind. We are realizing what is important and what is not. Finding a way to calm down and relax is absolutely necessary to keep us from going crazy.
Upwork, Legiit, Contra and Fiverr are four ways you can sell your talents.
What are you good at? Think about that for a minute. Because I bet you could get others to pay you for what you’re already doing. Do you like to crochet? Create a short tutorial on crocheting and post it on YouTube. How about coloring? Create a coloring book and sell it online across your platforms.
Are you interested in being a ghost writer? Yep, you can do that on Fiverr.
Are you good and building websites? Yep, you guessed it, someone witll pay you to build their websites. What about writing Amazon listings? I have a friend that has made thousands of dollars writing Amazon listings. You can design other peoples business cards, find products for them to sell, and then sell them the list of high converting items.
Really, CHECK IT OUT.
The sky is the limit. There’s are thousands of people that would rather pay someone to do something for them, and if you have what they need, you can market that. Your skills are your niche.
Interested in Fiverr? You can click this link and create your own account, and start sharing your gigs.
When I say you can literally create and sell your talents, I’m serious. There is a platform for EVERYTHING.
Check out the Brambila Method to learn how to do this. There are tuturials, and testimonies and how and WHY you should use these methods if you are serious about starting an online business. These methods are how Adrian Brambila made over a million dollars living IN HIS VAN last year. I sh*t you not. 😁
I’m telling you that it works. I’m generating income using these methods, and will have freedom from the government. (I am on disability, for those who don’t know, and it limits you on what you can do financially.)