Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How Am I Going to Afford to Leave?

That's a question that has been on my mind, in the forefront. No matter how I slice and dice it, I'm still going to need some money to do this. Whether it's to buy a ticket, stay at a motel, buy food to eat...I am going to need money.

But the one question I keep asking is where will it come from? Since I don't drive and all that, and since he'd expect my income to go towards bills as I've said before...a 'real' job isn't an option. Remember the Ogre doesn't know my plans to leave, and I need to keep it that way.

So what other options are there? I've looked at work at home job sites, telecommuting sites, even Craigs List. But you can't tell a scam from the real deal. Well, at least I can't. I would love to do something freelance. I like to do research online about most subjects, I always got A's in writing in my 1 year at college. But I've never been published...so I don't know how to pursue that path. I love to read, but don't know any kind of job that requires me to do that lol.

I don't feel confident enough to sell any art online, not that I've made anything yet either besides my crocheted bags. With that it's I have no clue how to price them, what to charge for shipping, etc. I've been asked if they were lined and currently they aren't. But I was thinking of lining some now. Then I'd need the courage to list them LOL. But I don't think they'd be enough to get me out of here anytime soon. Of course, I could keep making them if they kept selling...but that's an unknown factor. The down side is they may not sell at all.

I don't want to get into any home party type things right now either. I don't have the money to invest and then I'd have to have the Ogre run me all over and I never was good at getting parties booked to begin with. I'm not a pushy person, I'm not overly assertive, so I don't do too well with those types of endeavors.

I am open to suggestions as to what I can do from home to make some money, that isn't a scam, that isn't multi-level marketing, that isn't a home party business.


  1. Right now I'm just opening an etsy shop. It can be daunting at first...trying to make sure you're charging enough but not charging too much, etc. and you can always check with the postal services (can be checked online) at roughly how much shipping is for most packages of certain weights, etc. People love one of a kind and hand made things more and more nowadays I'm finding, and love to support local artists.
    It is very hard to tell real from scam sadly nowadays for work from home options. Maybe check with some online friends that do some, if you know any....?

    I hope you can figure out something soon <3

  2. Ellie, the right time and the money are going to come. I have been where you are, and believe me when I tell you that the universe makes mountains move for these kinds of departures to happen.

    I'm so sorry you're in this spot. :(