Saturday, July 17, 2021

Checking in on my 2021 Vision Board ( Part One)


 

Back in January, I put together a 2021 vision board.  It is my screensaver on my laptop. I set high goals attempting to balance happiness and success.  By keeping it on my laptop, I am able to look at it every day.  There is a way to make it a screen saver on your phone but I have yet to figure it out. 

I built it using vertical categories in columns, business, personal, financial, travel, and family. The first category is business. On top is eBay with a goal of $31,000 gross sales for the year.  I am on track to meet that goal and surpass it.  Beginning July 1, 2021, I made $17,000 in GROSS sales on eBay alone. 

I also stopped and started and stopped and started a YouTube channel about thrifting.  What I discovered is YouTube is time-consuming and more work than it seems on the surface. Currently, I have 300 subscribers. YouTube success demands consistency. Consistency and time.  YOU must have both to succeed on YouTube.  

I want to open a shop on Etsy filled with downloadable printables. Once you design the printable and upload it to Etsy, the income is basically passive. This has not happened yet. It is a project that I circle back to monthly and am spending time creating cute and interesting printables. 

TikTok. Do you TikTok? While I was recovering from shoulder surgery I had a lot of free time on my hands. TikTok was a welcome diversion from the pain of shoulder surgery.  Before too long the pain was getting better and I decided to start a TikTok for my cat Gary and was able to learn the ins and outs of filming and adding music etc to my videos. As a side note, there is a lot of valuable information on TikTok.  

Then I started a different  Tik Tok channel about thrifting. It is a social media platform that I still enjoy and add to daily. I have made virtual friends and met thrifting friends at estate sales and garage sales.  One TikTok friend and I go to estate sales regularly. I currently have over 5000 followers on TikTok and hope to grow it to at least 10,000 with 30,000 as the BIG goal for now.  ( my TikTok is @happygirlthrift)

In the next vision board post, I will discuss the next column, "Personal".   Have you ever put together a vision board?  This is my first digital vision board.  It took me a bit to figure it out but with the help of YouTube, it was pretty easy.

Here is the LINK to Part Two



9 comments:

  1. You know I have thought of doing a channel also, but I know it would take away from my sewing and that is where I truly make money, so it really dos not make sense. I guess going for a passive income stream a you tube channel is not the way to go. But I love that fact that you flip things and find that so interesting.

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    1. No, YouTube is really not passive. The successful creators put in a lot of time but they make it look so easy! lol.

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  2. Congratulations on achieving your Ebay goal!

    Youtube is a lot of work. DH tried to get me to do Youtube, but I told him it's way too much work. I'm better off listing some items online in the time it takes me to make a video and hope I get enough subscribers so I can get paid. I'm probably the only person who has never visited Tik Tok, but I'll check out your channel :)

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    1. Some people are naturally gifted in making YouTube videos. It's a struggle for me lol. TikTok can suck you in and become a time suck in itself. Be careful!! lol

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  3. I keep seeing videos on Tik Tok and have no idea where to go for it all the time. I just happen to click on something interesting. Everything I see is so interesting. If I had my chickens, still, maybe that would be interesting.

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    1. TikTok can suck you in! If you still had your chickens,they would definitely be TikTok famous.

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  4. That is an amazing result on your eBay sales! Nicely done. As someone who dabbles, seriously impressive.

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    1. Thanks! I have been lucky to find a few high dollar items at next to nothing. You just never know what people are looking for and willing to spend.

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