My new ventures

I’ve recently got an idea rather suddenly for some new ventures. While the ideas popped into my head fairly quickly, it seems like a logical course of action. Long story short: I’ve decided to venture into the world of dropshipping and eCommerce.

It all started with my first idea to have an eBay business. I researched which products have a high profit margin and started out by making a few sales of my own. But I quickly found out the downsides of selling on eBay (namely, high seller fees and shipping fiascos that resulted in having to issue refunds.)

But that planted the seeds of doing another business that sells products at a profit and it turns out that I’m genuinely interested in it. I’m learning more about marketing and about having these types of businesses.

This all gives me a lot of hope that I can build a business or two that will help me contribute to our household income more meaningfully, pay off debt, and save large amounts of money. While my husband’s health is doing pretty well at the moment, I also want to be able to support myself if and when he takes a turn for the worse.

There’s also more than a little bit of self-doubt that I’m having to overcome, a little voice in my head saying that I won’t make it and I’ll have to resign myself to eternal poverty if my husband is gone. But he also got the job he has now despite the odds of it seeming quite unlikely a year ago. There’s absolutely no reason that I can’t make it work. I’m going to channel all my determination into these new ventures and see what I can achieve.

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