In the coming days you’ll be hearing a bit more from me about some of the crazy (but awesome) things that have happened in my life over the past year. It has certainly been a year of change!
As 2010 draws to a close, I’ve been giving some thought to what might be in store for us in 2011. I think next year will be a time when we are going to focus a bit more on improving our financial situation, and making some great strides with our debt reduction. We are fortunate to not have any credit card debt, but I still have some pretty significant school loans, and we still owe about $1,800 on our car. Oh yeah, and then there’s that insane mortgage we are paying for an empty house back in Memphis.
But seriously, I don’t feel all that down about it! I mean, I could easily choose to do so, but instead, I’m choosing to look for the opportunities that are coming right along with the hardships! Specifically, 2011 is going to be a year when Tim and I are both going to earn more money through work online, and we are super excited about that.
Is Stuff Parents Need part of this plan? Absolutely! Is it the only part of the plan? Not by a long shot! We are working on creating a very intentional plan, with goals for every single month (goals that can be revised, as needed). We are going to be trying out lots of different ways to earn some money online while working smarter. Yes, we’ll also have to work harder, but we aren’t going to sell our time for just a few dollars per hour. We want the work we do to be reasonably compensated, and we also want it to actually matter.
Is this a tall order? Perhaps. But we’re going to make it happen. I’m going to just put our goal out there so that you can help hold us accountable: by the end of 2011, we hope to be bringing in $2,000/month with work we do online. I already teach a college course online, and that gets us about 1/3 of the way to our goal.
Do you think we can do it? Are you interested in being kept updated on our progress? Would you like me to share with you anytime I find a method that is actually working, as well as anytime when we explore something that doesn’t turn out to be fruitful?
I’m really excited about 2011. And I’m even more excited about the financial freedom we will be making strides toward this year. It’s going to be wonderful!
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