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The Writing Business Is Tough

Don’t get me wrong, I like it, I work hard, and my neighborhood knows it.  But the thing is, one of my old doctors remarked that I’m in the wrong business.  Then again, she has a point, although I’m learning how to manage stress so that fact doesn’t get to me.  Therapy helps you learn stress management.  As it is, I have like three therapists right now.  The thing about life in general is that you have to make an effort, to succeed.  It is not random- the thing about success is that it is planned.  I’m working on learning how to pitch my writing, it will take time to learn-eventually I’m going to publish stuff.  Working hard eventually pays off even if there are no guarantees.

Energetic Boundaries- Cyndi Dale technique/approach

I have to say that I’m trying to read a lot about my energy boundary issues, although I’m trying not to slip into Mule mode, which means my parents get their energy work done for them by me. The mere fact that I have work to do on my own, means that I have to quit doing mom and dad’s work as though my life depends on it. Really, I’m trying to route their energy needs to the Divine even as right now I’m working on my chakra issues using a chakra book that the self-isolation has given me enough time to get done with. If anything, I’m working on that chakra self-help book. I’m working on getting myself the insights I need, but I may start booking readings with psychics at East West bookshop only because I have to start schmoozing more with more than one kind of person, although due to Mr. Hernia I have to be wary of pagans, or for that matter, anybody carrying around the title of “witch.”

Certificates I Want Research Project

                        Certificates I Want: Alternative Medicine Research Project

Greyschool – Psychic Arts and Healing double major:

I’m earning a Greyschool degree in Psychic arts, and healing.  I have decided to step up and try to finish it this next year, which means doing consistent work, submitting one paper weekly.  Yes, I can do this even while taking one class of regular school a quarter, using the Foothill College online program. I’m determined to finish Greyschool even as I’m taking my merry time with it. Psychic arts is necessary to become a trained psychic even if I use a web page to get business. Healing is necessary to work at Our Sacred Space, without losing it from other people’s energy stuck in my body.

Reiki:  I have a level 1 under Jessica Miller, and Pantheacon’s Reiki attunement event way back in like 2013.  Jessica noted I’m a level 1 while whipping up a certification.  I used this as a credit for Greyschool. https://www.reiki.org/faqs/what-reiki. Usi Reiki comes from Mikao Usui, who channeled this modality on top of a mountain.

Reiki II: Udemy has an abundance of Reiki classes that I want to take.  They certainly seem to have many courses I need to get under my belt so I can put that on my resume. https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?src=ukw&q=Reiki+II+  

These classes are in an affordable price range, and just like Greyschool, a great option.  Greyschool has taught me incredible things.  They offer a Reiki certification prior credit.  As is my reputation in these parts, I should not enroll at an in person Reiki course due to my mental illness.  Reiki can heal Mr. hernia symptoms if I see a practitioner, in private practice.  I might even be able to take Reiki II with Jessica Miller:  Now that is one way to earn a certificate as I know a teacher who can teach me everything she knows.

Reiki Master: Many options to take this class exist online.  Udemy has some great classes that make sense.  I feel safer taking it online than taking an in-person class. I’m far too paranoid about how people will treat me if they stigmatize me for taking medication. This class can be taken with Jessica Miller.

Theta Healing: Taken with Melissa Lee, her sessions are $75 a session.  If I have that kind of money, I will use it.  I’m really not feeling well today. http://www.melissaleehealing.com/.  I have a lot of trauma I need to process.  I want to take lessons from her, but I also need to be healed by her. https://www.thetahealing.com/index.htm– a website to find theta healers and information on the subject.  The pineal gland is the master gland that controls your body, apparently.  Theta healing is a brand of instantaneous healing.  I want to become a theta healing practitioner at least. But why? Why am I so interested in such unscientific things that could be utter bullshit?

Karuna Reiki: A modality of Reiki I’m interested in studying, karuna means that a person takes any action to reduce the suffering of others. Here is Reiki.org and the list of Reiki classes offered.  People take this energy healing hokey old-time religion stuff very seriously. Reiki comes in many different forms but it all came from Mr. Usui who taught it after learning it on top of a mountain in Japan.

https://www.reiki.org/classes

acupuncture schools:  I need to find two acupuncture schools, one in San Jose, one in Los Angeles.  I may wind up having to divide my time so I keep the condo in the family where it belongs as I need a place to live in the Bay Area.

1 In San Jose

Five Branches University Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

I want a Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine to go with my Ph.D. in psychology.  I’m almost forty, I need real income, I’m not getting any younger here. 

This university is at 1885 Lundy Avenue in San Jose, CA. So therefore, close to home if I had a car or could take the bus.

1 In Los Angeles

https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/acupuncture-school-program-overview/acupuncture/

4 year acupuncutre training class, preparation for the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE), required if you practice in the state of California.  Both schools are great offerings. But I want to move to Los Angeles, remember?

The Los Angeles School has an herbal medicine department, from the Chinese medicine perspective.

https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/acupuncture-school-program-overview/acupuncture/

The Next Steps

The cost for filing the Shadow Network LLC is $800 annual tax according to https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/business/types/limited-liability-company/index.html.  The cost for filing a city business tax is $207.85 for a business of 1-2 employees.  I want to file with San Jose only because I feel that I should start La Conquistadora sooner rather than later. I’m 40, it is time to succeed. I’m afraid, I’m terrified, but I need to make real money here to afford a bunch of alternative medicine and stress management modalities such as massage.  See, before the pandemic I had my anxiety under control because I was leaving the house to go to therapy every Tuesday and Thursday from 2018 on.

Said mental health therapy was actually helping my tormented left knee to bend.  Yes, I really need more Upwork experience to pay up the tax situation for either business idea.  My computing situation is also causing me stress and aggravation but the stimulus check and my regular amount is keeping me afloat financially. My tax refund will go to pay a new computer.  It is time to get off the pot with that one because I’ve been putting it off way too long. I’ve decided I’m going to try to apply for the Shadow Network LLC fee waiver. I’m really going to do this incorporation stuff.

I need to get these businesses off the ground. My copywriting business needs a business plan.  I have a half-cocked plan to offer copywriting in Spanish also, hence the Spanish laced name but it really is meant to be funny as in, I’m going to succeed. This is the meaning behind the name. I’m just an innocent person who wants to make significant income so as to not be dependent on my parent’s income. Yes this would change the balance of power drastically but it needs to be done. I also need to move to Los Angeles or figure out a way to divide my time with a roommate living here so as to displace my parents should they try to come back.

I really need to put myself into mental health rehab. I’m dealing with a lot of mental health stress.  I have to keep myself on an even keel though and it would certainly help if I had a business partner I can trust. I have major trust issues with most people. I’m trying to work on it but I can only do so much therapy. This is why I need to start my business. The expression “get off the pot” comes from the use of chamber pots way back instead of toilets. I’m trying to deal with my procrastination issues by facing the stress head on.

            This computer is losing function. My word count doesn’t work right now. It is glitchy, massively glitchy. It is why any operating system above 10.9 is an improvement. Office files won’t open or open very slowly.  I’m getting scared here but my tax refund is waiting. I’m trying not to let that make me anxious. I need to file my tax refund. I’m doing that tomorrow when my 7cups online therapy payment clears. This computer is going the route of very slow.  It is why I need to buy a new one that I can watch my TV on since the Widevine media player got taken out. Avast is the antivirus scanner, and I have learned Macs for the better part of 5 years now to the point where I’m confident I can set up a new, refurbished desktop myself. Yes, I’m stessed but at least I have my own money I’m using for this new computer not belonging to someone else.

Incorporating a Business May 2021

Soon it is time to quit my procrastination and file an application to incorporate both The Shadow Network and La Conquistadora Copywriting. It should be pointed out these are two separate businesses.  The Shadow Network is an attempt to save the psychic bookshop business in California.  Out here, it is an industry all of its own.  Psychics have many ways of making money although I don’t trust many who want money out of their clients, being their only focus.  Sure, I said it out loud but that is the way I perceive others of my own kind since I’m unlike them.  If you overcharge, you are not doing others a favor.  Okay, fine, yes, I do not trust them but that is not the topic of this blog post.  Today my topic actually is how incorporating a business is a process I’m trying to educate myself on.  Gee, I seem to know this.  You can actually waive the fee if you play your cards right, yes, joke.

Businesses are started with a business plan that is a type of blueprint you present to investors to get funding.  Due to my health situation, I’ve decided to go the route of angel investing/equal partnerships not loans.  Loans will only aggravate my mental health. The Shadow Network is an LLC according to the free legal clinic I participate in at SCORE that has migrated to online for now because of the pandemic. My copywriting company is La Conquistadora Copywriting.  I named it such because I want it to get a chuckle from people.  My article freelance writing business is name Tough B, Inc.  I need to incorporate all 3 although I’m not so sure about Tough B.  I need to ask for legal advice again.

Legal Zoom seems to be a very convenient option but I’m looking at the State website first since that is the direction the legal advice folks at Santa Clara University pointed me in.  Here is a useful link as to how to incorporate in California https://www.californiaregisteredagents.net/incorporation/ using a company that takes a personable approach.  I really am looking for the California state website though, featuring the California Secretary of State. Here is a link to forms, samples and fees, where I can file immediately online.  I can’t go to companies to file but I can do it myself getting a fee waiver?

With my newfound stimulus check money, and my usual amount, plus my writing for Upwork, I just might be able to file $70.00 for the fee, and $5.00 for a Certified Copy Fee for The Shadow Network.  The fee was in my face, online.  I can stop procrastinating now but I’m not doing this today.  La Conquistadora copywriting has to be filed with the City of San Jose.  These are fees I do not know, since City Hall is closed due to the pandemic but eventually going to reopen one day soon enough. There is an email on this page I didn’t see.  I didn’t email before, but need to email.  Yes, that’s my procrastination tendencies again.

Okay, so email the city of San Jose, on the list, and it is something I could do today as part of this exercise.  I’ve decided I’m probably going to give Textbroker a break since I got a revision back on this one article I wrote which means I need the day off. Maybe two days off. Anyway though, I’m trying to catch up on this blog, which I’ve slipped up in updating. I emailed the city. That’s a start.  I’m doing my best to get my businesses off the ground though and La Conquistadora needs a business plan.  At the very least Tough B has one.  I even write plans for books.

            But see, I need my business administration AA, only because it has information in the classes I want to get my hands on. See my Facebook page for more lists as to what degrees I want, and I need to update this list.  I have a spreadsheet going with all the degrees I want.  This spreadsheet is long, and going to get longer by the time I’m done.  I’ve decided what I don’t want and what I do want. I’ve sorted through many a suppressed desire.  Anyway, yes, I’m going to eventually quit procrastinating and file a bunch of stuff, fictitious business names will become reality.  

Soon it is time to quit my procrastination and file an application to incorporate both The Shadow Network and La Conquistadora Copywriting. It should be pointed out these are two separate businesses.  The Shadow Network is an attempt to save the psychic bookshop business in California.  Out here, it is an industry all of its own.  Psychics have many ways of making money although I don’t trust many who want money out of their clients, being their only focus.  Sure, I said it out loud but that is the way I perceive others of my own kind since I’m unlike them.  If you overcharge, you are not doing others a favor.  Okay, fine, yes, I do not trust them but that is not the topic of this blog post.  Today my topic actually is how incorporating a business is a process I’m trying to educate myself on.  Gee, I seem to know this.  You can actually waive the fee if you play your cards right, yes, joke.

Businesses are started with a business plan that is a type of blueprint you present to investors to get funding.  Due to my health situation, I’ve decided to go the route of angel investing/equal partnerships not loans.  Loans will only aggravate my mental health. The Shadow Network is an LLC according to the free legal clinic I participate in at SCORE that has migrated to online for now because of the pandemic. My copywriting company is La Conquistadora Copywriting.  I named it such because I want it to get a chuckle from people.  My article freelance writing business is name Tough B, Inc.  I need to incorporate all 3 although I’m not so sure about Tough B.  I need to ask for legal advice again.

Legal Zoom seems to be a very convenient option but I’m looking at the State website first since that is the direction the legal advice folks at Santa Clara University pointed me in.  Here is a useful link as to how to incorporate in California https://www.californiaregisteredagents.net/incorporation/ using a company that takes a personable approach.  I really am looking for the California state website though, featuring the California Secretary of State. Here is a link to forms, samples and fees, where I can file immediately online.  I can’t go to companies to file but I can do it myself getting a fee waiver?

With my newfound stimulus check money, and my usual amount, plus my writing for Upwork, I just might be able to file $70.00 for the fee, and $5.00 for a Certified Copy Fee for The Shadow Network.  The fee was in my face, online.  I can stop procrastinating now but I’m not doing this today.  La Conquistadora copywriting has to be filed with the City of San Jose.  These are fees I do not know, since City Hall is closed due to the pandemic but eventually going to reopen one day soon enough. There is an email on this page I didn’t see.  I didn’t email before, but need to email.  Yes, that’s my procrastination tendencies again.

Okay, so email the city of San Jose, on the list, and it is something I could do today as part of this exercise.  I’ve decided I’m probably going to give Textbroker a break since I got a revision back on this one article I wrote which means I need the day off. Maybe two days off. Anyway though, I’m trying to catch up on this blog, which I’ve slipped up in updating. I emailed the city. That’s a start.  I’m doing my best to get my businesses off the ground though and La Conquistadora needs a business plan.  At the very least Tough B has one.  I even write plans for books.

            But see, I need my business administration AA, only because it has information in the classes I want to get my hands on. See my Facebook page for more lists as to what degrees I want, and I need to update this list.  I have a spreadsheet going with all the degrees I want.  This spreadsheet is long, and going to get longer by the time I’m done.  I’ve decided what I don’t want and what I do want. I’ve sorted through many a suppressed desire.  Anyway, yes, I’m going to eventually quit procrastinating and file a bunch of stuff, fictitious business names will become reality.  

The Powerpoint Presentation I’m Writing and The Next Step

I’m on the verge of two events here regarding the Shadow Network idea.  1) file for an LLC corporation/file the paperwork necessary to incorporate, and 2) finish my Powerpoint Presentation.  My Powerpoint presentation starts off as a new concept for a new era, the social network with a means of paying psychics a salary.  What me and the bookshops need is an angel investor who can pay up salaries while the people signing up for the service itself pay $100 a month for the membership itself. My target market is made up of psychics of all kinds, healers, readers, and astrologers.  Ordinary folk go to us to get insight, right? Insight they don’t otherwise have access to themselves.

At this point I need to find an equal partner in this venture only because I need an HR person to oversee the hiring process or maybe that HR person could be me if necessary, I can take classes. The Internet is now around 25 years old, and I am envisioning a company with the capacity to provide psychics with 401K plans as well as health benefits.  I need to raise $100,000 of start-up capital business funds as needed.

The bookshop could hire its own programmer, which is one suggestion I’m making in slide 5 of my presentation I need to present eventually.  I have to wonder why New Age bookshops deal with economic hardship on occasion only because they are a ready-made advertising venue.  Working psychics sometimes write books which wind up in bookshops often enough.  I’m looking for a business partner in the bookshop as well as a person with enough experience in this kind of field.  My next steps are to file articles of incorporation with the State of California.

I’m also going to file the San Jose city business tax for my business, La Conquistadora but first I have to file my taxes by May 14th, 2021.  I have a real talent for making funny business names.  My article writing business is called Tough B, Inc. and doesn’t make any money necessarily.  I just nailed making $100, my earnings goal on Textbroker.  Next month I’m getting my tax refund, staying in the limit and not necessarily going to earn any money for the month. It leaves my time wide open to finishing my books, the psychic attack book and the anti-toxic dating book.

I’m still surviving off of the stimulus check.  I’m doing my best not to freak out about this or the fact my Internet TV is down on my Firefox Browser and I’m going to have to call Clickaway. Yes, it will be done.  I’m in general, plugging away at the two books I’m writing at the same time.  I’m also going to have to submit my second draft to Writer’s Digest.  I need to keep up my blog a bit more this month.

Finding A Business Partner

Somebody who will question my judgment, not that’s an issue but given my schizoaffective, it could turn into one.  I have OCD also, which definitely impacts my life.  I need someone who understands how my type 1 diabetes impacts my life. I woke up at 36 mg/dl this morning, which means don’t even try to make my strawberry shortcake today.  My energy is coming back.  For those of you who keep up with my Facebook page, I have pancreatic insufficiency not pancreatitis, because the CT scan came up perfect.  I am still using  the Creon at this point. My business partner(s) had better understood people for the reason that I get stressed easily, and I’m eventually going to invest in stress management classes on Udemy.

I need a business partner who is someone that has experiences I don’t have, like an MBA, which I don’t have.  I could have spent the last 10 years getting it but instead I have had to dedicate the last 10 years to myself rather than going to college to prove to my family I can get a degree, which supposedly leads to a better job.  Yes, I have to take it easy at this point in my life right now.  I’m definitely working on improving my life, given that I’m working from home as a copywriter, and I wrote my business plans on this computer, which doesn’t have an upgraded operating system, its 10.9.5, if anything an old operating system.

I need to buy myself a laptop but I’m trying to stick to the same budget.  This means openly writing about my spending habits on Facebook.  It means sharing with my page what I’m buying.  If someone of course, has the nerve to point out I’m over spending.  When will someone point that one out, I have no idea.  Someday someone is going to have the nerve to do so.

I’m a busy bee with constant ideas rattling around in my head.  Consequently, my thought process is not as linear and boring as others.  Ordinary people have linear thought process, thinking my digressions are pointless when in fact they actually aren’t.  I try to think of every possible contingency, but even that is my OCD talking.  I have to make real money to pay for extensive mental health treatment I need.  My family washed their hands of paying for stuff years ago.  I’m really up the creek here when it comes to OCD, although I take my medication for it consistently.

I’m facing major surgeries, quite a few of them in fact.  This impacts my ability to work but I’m trying to freelance on Upwork.  I’m already dealing with companies who refuse to respect my time.  Somebody demanded an interview from me at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, which in California means it is 6:00 a.m.  I’m sorry; I’m not getting up that early for you.  This means they weren’t taking my application seriously at all.  Wow, added frustration.  I’m going to make companies that hire disabled people, period.  Somebody found this so appalling at work 2 future.  It was like, hey, you really take this dream of mine personal?  Lol.  Come on, give me a break.

Why Seeking Funding Confuses Me

I’m thinking I’m going to try to make real money eventually.  Why?  Because I’m sick to death of being low income, that’s what.  But seeking funding for my business from angel investors or loans confuses me.  I know the business plan is the vehicle to give to these people who would invest in your business.  I need equal business partners with money too who can give me a salary at first if they are the ones in charge.  I know I need to make money now, and eventually pay for all my medical care and expenses myself.

Yes, this is the eventual reality I will face.  Mom and dad are pretty much not helping me financially much save the HOA fee and the property taxes which I need to pay for myself. This is something I really want to do granted, pull my own weight in my family.  Seeking funding and presenting to seek funding is something I’m working on as I have a Powerpoint presentation going for my save metaphysical bookshops business ideas my free legal advice people tell me is going to work.  This makes me feel less than the total idiot I feel like most days. 

Yes, the next step is fuzzy in my head since writing the damn business plans was the first step.  Oh how some people hated me for doing all the work saying it won’t pay off.  No pal, it will eventually pay off.  So will this blog.  Yes, hard work eventually pays off, and my family can’t call me lazy.  For all the lies they make up, they cannot call me lazy.  That was actually said to my face before they moved.  I sold my car, so I can’t use that as collateral.  Having written decent copy about loans lately, I cannot necessarily say that loans are out of the question but they seem to be a very bad idea.

Loans need to be paid off.  I don’t want to put myself in a debt cycle.  You see, I have to pay off a $900 credit card bill, slowly since no job is coming anytime soon aside from Textbroker.  I’m busting my butt to work as a freelancer too and I’m going to reopen my Upwork and Guru accounts so that I can make extra income this way.  I want to make real money here, because I want to live more comfortably. I need to file my 2019 taxes, and my 2020 taxes since no stimulus card or checks have come to me just yet.

The pandemic has made me have to put a lot of things on hold.  I’m trying to take it easy and not get myself sick by hanging out with people only because in these challenging times, that’s one way to get yourself sick.

In Business For Myself-Progress Getting Information

Section A:

I’m working on this business idea stuff only because of the American Writers and Artists Institute having a deal on this one book for $1. A workbook was also included. I’m studying my ideas, and am going to put together another business plan. Not today, but the AWAI-oriented plan has to be done. Today I have come to realize that I second-guess myself all the time. I need not gaslight myself, as I’m free of this stuff from my family, so why should I do it to myself?

Why are you in business? What needs or problems do you solve for

others? (For example, “I help retail marketers boost online sales; or I help

animal welfare organizations and conservation centers grow their visibility

and donations.”)

I’m in business of writing general copy, medical copy, legal copy, and political copy only because I’m proving to everybody I can make a 6-figure income.  I’m pretty much trying to carve out my niche right now using AWAI resources.  I’m trying to write for existing businesses and doctors and lawyers into business for themselves. 

What types of industries or companies do you want to serve?

Ideally, you’ll list just one or two: Small Business, Healthcare, Financial,

Business-to-Business (B2B), Nonprofit, Food Retail, Business

Opportunity/Franchising, Travel, etc.

Section B:

Small Business, business, and health care.

What is the current state of this market? (If it isn’t in a growth mode,

it may not be a good time to get in.)

I’m not sure. COVID has brought much to a standstill since it has run rampant on the planet.  Good copywriters are in high demand for 2020 and beyond.

2. What’s the size of this market and project potential? (For example,

lucrative projects are more available from corporations than tiny

micro-businesses.)

The size may be mediumish. 

3. Does this market know they need your services? (If they don’t

perceive the need, it’s harder to find work.)

I will have to advertise or use Francesca’s (Facebook person) method to get more copywriting jobs/clients.

Section C:

I’ve managed to learn to use WordPress.com

I know Quickbooks. My niche industry experience is Textbroker.com.  Some ghostwriting experience. 

3. what is your unique selling proposition.

I sell copy to medical doctors in business for themselves, I want to sell legal copy to lawyers in business for themselves.  I want to write how to articles for psychics who want to sell that as they are also in business for themselves.

My business name is Tough B. Inc.  Why?  Because it means I have overcome a lot in my life, and I am selling myself as someone who has achieved monumental things in my life despite various odds.

Why Finding Funding is Confusing Me

So you’ve written a business plan, and now it is time to find angel investors to sell it to or get venture capital that you have to put up collateral for. I’m aware that my next step is to find a business partner I can give half my business to. I have website business ideas to start. I mean I’m really feeling like a kid in a candy store as I have many ideas to put together in a concrete manner that makes me money. Selling your business after piecing it together is but one way to make money.

I’m confused as to how to sell a business idea, which is why I’m writing and pitching this article. There is a way to make sure that your business idea will make money. There is such thing as having people sign non-disclosure agreements. My next trip to the library will be to get books about angel investment, venture capital, and how to find a business partner because now is the time to figure this scenario out. The

business partner should be able to make me their employee or at the very least co-owner. Selling a start-up idea requires having a marketing plan to find a target group of customers, while also determining how big the potential market is growing.

https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/sell-your-idea-in-under-3-minutes.html

You also have to know who your competition is. Your pitch has to concisely explain how your start-up will make money with charging customers for your product, and what are the costs coming up in order to generate a profit. You have to pitch only to those who know the industry you are getting into very well. A pitch has to sell the idea in like 30 seconds to 1 minute.

If you have a great idea, you need to be able to sell it. It has to be worth something to someone who wants to buy it. Forbes says to sell yourself. Pitch your idea to someone who can do something about it, while selling yourself. https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadefulton/2012/06/12/you-might-have-a-great-idea-but-can-you-sell-it/#8e99a76550c7. This is definitely my next step while I finish all my business plans. I have some sales jobs experiences since I got a job in sales years ago working for Cutco. That was quite the experience. Sometimes it is hard to sell what you want to sell, but this is best combated by being an expert on what you are selling, because you have to connect with someone who shares your passion for whatever it is you are trying to sell to someone.

In order to sell a business, you have to sell it to a paying customer. You cannot call yourself a business owner until you have sold an idea. Selling ideas is what makes you money after all. For experience sake, it is easy to think about how to find businesses online that you can buy to gain experience with. To gain experience, one can also buy a franchise that they plan on running for themselves. You can find a restaurant to buy that perhaps can make you money because you can work your own hours. https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7623-businesses-for-sale.h

Selling a business involves trying to write a PowerPoint presentation or putting your business up for sale on some website somewhere which I need to do more research on in the first place. PowerPoint presentations are what I’m going to use to do the majority of the marketing I need for my business. Who are my customers? Existing companies like Google, or other businesses that need ideas. For inventions, I want to get in on the marketing end of marketing a vein finder, only because I want to see if I can start selling a device instead of getting into the manufacturing end of things. I’m looking  up many an article to figure out how to get this done with my many business ideas.

I’m an entrepreneur who writes business plans right now. Selling your idea takes place in steps. In my limited understanding of how to sell a business idea, I went and found this article for it: https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-sell-a-great-idea-5-steps.html. Buyers want to know if the person behind the idea is competent enough to be a vice president or a department manager, not just the person who is trying to sell a business idea right off the bat. An idea has to appeal to the buyer’s intuition, that to them means it will do well. You have to tailor your idea to the person with whom you are talking to. You make buying less risky, if you present your idea as valid although someone may tell you otherwise. You need to be in sync with the agreement in the room while you pitch your idea to people in a concise manner. If you need to find a business partner, you have to make sure they agree with you that the idea is valid.

Your marketing plan has to focus on a specific customer type. This means you have to look at demographics. For example, my personal assistant phone application business plan is something that I finished writing this year. I finished writing it this year. I had to finish it this year anyway because in my head it works similar to DoorDash, you can get a personal assistant as needed. It would be an idea that would majorly take off. Or perhaps my anger room business plan that is a chain of smashing stuff rooms I’d like to start, which is something that could be sold to an angel investor/partner. I have many ideas, and it will keep me busy the next thirty years of my life or so. I’m trying to figure out how to get my businesses off the ground. It is something I’m working on, which has dawned on me that it is a slow process requiring patience on your part. You kind of need to make sure you are able to make the idea launch because you want to succeed.

Writing a business plan is the key to success these days even if I read a book on how to throw it out, only because you have to have a business plan written for the bank. If you take out a loan, they want proof of how much you can pay it back if you have proof of income. Loans are sticky because you have to pay it back no matter what. You could wind up in heavy debt, which is why I’m going to get an angel investor rather than a loan. I went through college without loans because I paid for creative writing classes myself with a scholarship since mom and dad only helped with a year of school. I had to get my scholarship from FAFSA the rest of the time. They also paid my AA degrees- one in anthropology with honors and a creative writing associate degree or bachelor’s equivalent. I do not have graduate school standing.

I have many a business idea. I need a job or to make significant income from blogging. Blogging is something that can make a person significant income in the thousands per month. I’m trying really hard here, yet nothing seems to make a dent.

All told, I have 27 business plans accounted for with the Gluten-Free bakery idea being new. Having a gluten-free bakery means that gluten-intolerant people can finally get baked goods they do not have to make at home. This is the newest business plan I’m working on. My law firm for disabled people idea is in a folder because it is a blurb. A blurb is a short paragraph on what the idea is about. Other brick and mortar non-profits such as WeHelp require a warehouse to be bought so that we can establish a shelter in it.

I wrote business plans for books also which are separate from my business plans for actual businesses. I finished the entire website ideas section this year. My other ideas are blurbs for athletic ventures, which I can’t do right now because of my knee injury. For my book, How to Give Bullies What They Deserve, I have to write a proposal. Books by themselves are a small business. As a writer, I’m self-employed. I have to do my taxes this year because I’ve made nothing for the whole entire year. This is why I stay put as low-income.

But anyway, there is time enough to make USB drives to send to relatives and friends. The churro business alone is a huge idea that I want to start. I put together these ideas in college, where they were stuck in my head. I have to rip it out of my head, putting it on the computer. I have ideas that can keep me busy for many years. This is why I’m going to put it all together just because I want to make something of myself. Starting a business is not necessarily that hard if you read a lot of books on the subject since the library is a free resource.

PS – As of 3/17/21, I have around 45 finished business plans, with the exception being the home farm that I’m going to have to start working on again. I’ve been very busy writing copy and keeping up with other projects.

Self-Employment and Time Management

Time management is something that must be mastered in order to be self-employed in the first place.  If you can’t control your time, good luck.  Time management requires accounting for how you spend your time.  You need to tame the time beast before it gets the better of you.  I keep an Excel file full of when I do what.  This file keeps me focused along with a written to do list.  Yes, old-fashioned but I don’t have a tablet.  I use paper to keep myself centered on what it is I need to get done next.

The thing is, I keep an Excel spreadsheet about what time I do what assignments.  It keeps me organized.  I am trying to work at a slower pace, even if my mental illness would have me work faster.  There is something to be said for slowing down, and working slowly.  I pace myself.  Back when I was an overworked workaholic, I would not know the meaning of the phrase, pacing oneself.  I worked at a frenzied pace that made other people around me feel crazy.

Working from home is something I’ m used to doing because the pandemic has not changed my normal lifestyle much at all.  I work from home as a writer but my current set of health problems is making me crazy.  I have two hernias, one umbilical and one hiatal.  I’m trying not to be low on energy with the no caffeine lifestyle but here it is.  I can only slow down to rest when I need to.  This is very good for me though because I’m not resting nearly enough.  I’m learning how much rest I actually need, a luxury I didn’t have in my overworked youth.

Workaholics work for no good reason.  They can’t stop themselves.  We feel driven by this need to work.  We can’t take days off that are almost unheard of in our vocabulary.  Day off?  Say what?  What is that?  I don’t need a day off.  We are compelled by our inadequacy, which is what drives us to overwork in the first place.  At the office, we are yes people.  We say, sure I’ll add one more task even if I’m already overloaded.  This is ridiculous of us.

Now the average person who doesn’t pull this stuff to get ahead, is wondering why we do.  Workaholics have a feeling of primal inadequacy that compels us to keep overworking.  We over do it.  We overload ourselves deliberately to prove our toxic masculinity to the world.  We try too hard.  Yes, it gets to silly levels.  Overwork leads to extreme stress in my case.  This is when I wind up crying in a corner, only because my parents pushed me as a child to overdo homework at a time when I was having prediabetes symptoms and was very ill, not knowing how much worse it would get.

In the present, I know that overworking me proves nothing.  It means I do not always get certain things done.  It means I will do too much without a reason.  I’m learning how to not overdo myself with anything.  I have nothing to prove, and my current set of friends would rather I do well than overload myself.  Two classes a quarter is overkill.  One class a quarter is what I can handle.

I refuse to give in to the little voices of my parents in my head saying “do more…” do… only because gee, I’d rather not have a nervous breakdown.  Other mentally ill people understand this.  We get dangerously close to meltdowns.  I’m not even sure how many units I’m going to take when I get back into the classroom with my law degree or other advanced degrees I want.  I am going to earn an AA in psychology soon enough, and stop there, and then enroll in a BA anthropology program to see how many units I need to finish another Bachelor’s.  For both of these goals, I need to see a junior college counselor and a state counselor.  I managed to set up an account in my local junior college’s website. So then I ask myself,  where do we go from here?

Working from home is something I’m used to doing because the pandemic has not changed my normal lifestyle much at all. I work from home as a writer but my current set of health problems is making me crazy. I have two hernias, one umbilical and one hiatal. I’m trying not to be low on energy with the no caffeine lifestyle but here it is. I can only slow down to rest when I need to. This is very good for me though because I’m not resting nearly enough. I’m learning how much rest I actually need, a luxury I didn’t have in my overworked youth.

Workaholics work for no good reason. They can’t stop themselves. We feel driven by this need to work. We can’t take days off, this is almost unheard of in our vocabulary. Day off? Say what? What is that? I don’t need a day off. We are compelled by our inadequacy, which is what drives us to overwork in the first place. At the office, we are yes people. We say, sure I’ll add one more task even if I’m already overloaded. This is ridiculous of us.

Now the average person who doesn’t pull this stuff to get ahead is wondering why we do. Workaholics have a feeling of primal inadequacy that compels us to keep overworking. We overdo it. We overload ourselves deliberately to prove our toxic masculinity to the world. We try too hard. To the point of getting to silly levels. Overwork leads to extreme stress in my case. This is when I wind up crying in a corner, only because my parents pushed me as a child to overdo homework at a time when I was having prediabetes symptoms and was very ill, not knowing how much worse it would get.

In the present, I know that overworking me proves nothing. It means I do not always get certain things done. It means I will do too much without a reason. I’m learning how to not overdo myself with anything. I have nothing to prove, and my current set of friends would rather I do well than overload myself. Two classes a quarter is an overkill. One class, a quarter is what I can handle.

I refuse to give in to the little voices of my parents in my head saying “do more…” do… only because gee, I’d rather not have a nervous breakdown. Other mentally ill people understand this. We get dangerously close to meltdowns. I’m not even sure how many units I’m going to take when I get back into the classroom with my law degree or other advanced degrees I want. I am going to earn an AA in psychology soon enough, and stop there, and then enroll in a BA anthropology program to see how many units I need to finish another Bachelors. For both of these goals, I need to see a junior college counselor and a state counselor. I managed to set up an account on my local junior college’s website. So then I ask myself, where do we go from here?

How to Arrange Angel Investor Funding Sources

I may have to fire up my LinkedIn for this to go directly to the source.  I will have to sift through existing people already connected with.  I want to find a business partner I can trust, so it can’t be just any old Facebook connection.  I know I could ask old friends from older support groups for help.  The number one requirement, it has to be a friend, period.  I want to be able to make sure my friend can be supportive.  I’m being kicked around by two hernias, one umbilical and one hiatal, and I feel companies can snuff out the sickness in me.  I’m trying to find an unpaid internship.  Don’t just talk to me, get me to send you my work, and tell me you need someone who knows more graphic design.  That’s kicking me around.  At this point, entrepreneurship sounds better than working a normal 9-5 job since it can make me a whole lot more money.

I’m embittered by my job search.  I’m totally bitter and not at all enthusiastic about it.  I’m low-income but there may be a way to publish a short story I wrote under my pen name that remains separate from this identity, which I hesitate to reveal since I want to hide identifying characteristics from people so I can write about family without being obvious.  I’m stressed out, pissed off, and not happy right now, FYI.  I feel raw.  I’m frustrated on many levels.  Hey, but my mother wants it to be like that for me, so she doesn’t give me regular income or attention since I ignore her too.  I’m relieved I don’t have to deal with her picking fights.  It gets ridiculous what she actually fights with me about too.

So anyway, I want a drama-free business partner who will not cause me further trauma.  I realize how messed up I am from stuff when I go on Facebook groups about toxic families or narcissism in general.  I am slowly starting to realize that other people have gone through similar situations.  My non-profit idea involves getting chronically ill people away from abusive families.  I want to build a warehouse shelter in San Jose, CA, because people like me with chronic illness lack resources to escape their abusers.  We are lucky if we find a job where we are not automatically fired the second we get sick or sicker.

Yes, I’m terribly frustrated right now.  I’m past frustrated.  I’m pissed off at being low income.  I want to find angel investors.  I want to set the bar real high when it comes to benefits.  Why people don’t provide more benefits in the working world is beyond me only because they don’t bother.  I’m seeing things from a somewhat cloudy perspective.  I’m getting a touch jaded, which isn’t a good influence on my positive attitude image that got me through high school.  I’m trying to get my work done today without getting too depressed here.  I have an eye appointment tomorrow.  It’s scaring me because I might hear the end-all catch phrase “you need surgery. ”  To which I will say, are those words actually coming out of your mouth?  I have another doctor covering for my usual provider.