Those of you who read one of my 1st blog posts may remember me saying I am a serial Entrepreneur. I am always starting something and trying to find the perfect fit to make more money and not have to work for anyone else. Then finally I had enough I was going to stop starting stuff and just stretch the cash that I had! Well let me tell you that ain't working. I need more and I can't work for someone for the rest of my life only to retire and have to live on limited income! Soooo I am at it again and inviting you along for the journey!
Currently, I work a full time job which accounts for the majority of my income and I own 2 rental properties which sometimes feel like they drain the majority of my income. LOL I laugh but I mean really, rental properties make for slow money I need my money faster. I still love having my rental properties because it is a very passive activity in which money can be made, and I love houses. I mean, I could sit and watch HGTV all day! But, that just isn't helping me reach the financial goals I have. My B.H.A.G is to buy a house next year 2017 I have been saving but there is not enough of a cushion to make a down payment and have a true emergency fund. With that in mind I decided a side hustle was a must!
My first idea was to start offering Money Yoga Sip and Save Classes where I teach people to coupon, budget and save all while sipping wine or tea if they don't drink alcohol. As I was planning the classes I said to myself, "Self, what if you could make money off of the wine you serve at your event?" And the I replied to myself, "Self, that is a good damn idea you entrepreneur you." So I was on the hunt looking for a reputable direct sales company that sold wine! And low and behold I found Traveling Vineyard! Perfect my plan was set in motion... I made contact and signed up and told my upline what my plan was and she was so laid back she said, "ok." And I was like wait where is the pressure to do this and do that. But trust me I was ok without that!
I got my kit in the mail in 3 days and it was awesome because it included so much stuff! and then I ordered my "Tasting Sets" which is 2 sets of 5 bottles of wine for tasting parties. ALL of this for such a small fee I was amazed!!
Then I started reading and taking training so I know what to do and what not to do and I started getting excited and seeing this opportunity for more than just a supplement to my Sip and Save class plan. People PAY to go to wine tastings, now I can offer a wine tasting in their home with their friends for FREE! Sounds like a winner to me. Who doesn't like free fun and wine?? Makes for the perfect Girls Night In or Couples Night In. Matter of fact I could even see a Guys Night In to learn about wine you know for the sophisticated man that is ready to venture beyond beer and liquor!
So Katrina The Wine Diva was officially born! Now I'm ready to go and able to offer FREE in Home Wine Tastings for anyone that so desires. Go to www.katrinathewinediva.com to book your tasting today!
As a part of the blog I will be posting my monthly earnings from my new side hustle and I hope it inspires some of you to step out on faith and start that side hustle you've been thinking about trying! Nothing beats a failure but a try! Oh and don't worry the Sip and Save class I mentioned earlier is still coming soon, November 12, 2016 to be exact!
Talk to you guys soon! And Cheers to my new side hustle!