So I've been thinking about money making schemes lately. Mostly because I want to work from home, dang it! Like Jen of Cake Wrecks! Or...the Pioneer Woman? Or my friend's dad, who does reservations for Jet Blue from home. I want to wear fleece pants, yoga pants, track pants. Pants, mostly. No nylons, at the very least.
I considered starting a blog that's sure to be a success. Something like "Dumb things people say to me" or "Work sucks, I know." People could submit their experiences and it would be awesome.
But y'know, I don't want to contribute to the cynicism of the internet. I don't mind some good-hearted snarkiness (such as Cake Wrecks, or even Not Always Right) but I don't want to become FML, you know? Do we really need another repository for depressing things? Isn't that what MySpace is for?
Anyway, how many people actually make money off their blogs? And I've said before that I don't actually want to be a professional blogger. (Although the idea of a submission-driven site is great, because it's the users generating content. Hello, Cheezburger network.)
So what feasible moneymaking schemes do I have? I could actually tutor writing. Sure, I'd never make much tutoring college students, as they are universally broke. I guess I could try the rich parents of spoiled high schoolers, but I'd rather work with a slightly older crowd.
But how do I find these people? Does anyone actually find a tutor of Craigslist? Maybe I should have the hubs spread the word around his English 101 class. I could put up fliers by the English classrooms or something. Man, that's sounding like a lot of work for not a lot of money.
...Or would anyone perhaps be interested in buying some cinnamon rolls?