And the 2014 planning process continues! I’ll be making a play for two contracts before the end of the year, both with the intent of building up a side business concentrating on administrative and marketing services. I’ve built a good background of experience through various jobs, hobbies and projects that I hope to parlay into a revenue stream.
Slowly, I’m setting myself up with resources that will make me much more efficient in handling these types of projects than I was in the past. I really believe I can make a go of it and there is definitely a market for a service of this type. As it stands I handle a number of websites and social media profiles, compose newsletters and bulletins and contribute to blogs and I certainly have more to offer.
After launching the Notre Dame Hotel Newsletter in September I’ve reformatted it, jazzing it up with some graphics and re-naming it the Firewater Weekly. Being a bar, Firewater is a little tongue-in-cheek. I’ve run the Hotel Twitter for sometime now and I’m now an admin on Facebook. Aside from working their part-time as a bartender, I’ve been helping the owners set up a new weekend drink special promotion, creating menus and sending out updates. These are all small steps into creating a portfolio to show what it is I can do for other businesses.
If I score the two contracts I’m aiming for, I’ll be able to create the foundation I need to grow and attract other potential customers. I’m excited because it’s something I’ve thought about doing and have wanted to do for a long time. To me the upside is simple, extra revenue and the ability to exploit my creative side, a chance to create something from the ground up.
It’s still a work in progress but the work and the progress are well underway.