YOU. And Me. All of us. It's mind over matter folks. We can't control what the rest of the world does, but we can make a difference in our own lives. Which is why I've been thinking through scenarios for how to earn extra income, working from home. I already have a day job, but I believe there is a hidden talent or untapped resource in us all. And one of the greatest resources I have access to is staring right back at you.
This website and The Pocket Farmer facebook page represent a community, a small town if you will, of like-minded folks who share a passion and a committment to making a better world for ourselves and each other. I have resisted advertising on this site mostly because I wanted it to be a happy place to be for all comers. Just like my home. I'm not a heavy handed salesman in person, so why would my page be any different? However, have you ever asked a friend for a recommendation for a product or service? Have you ever wanted to buy something local or wanted to support a small business over the big box store because you know that small business really appreciates your patronage and will go the extra mile for your satisfaction? I know I have! We have some wonderful small businesses right here in our own TPF "town", why wouldn't we want to support them?
So, I'm starting TPF Business Directory to give you a place to list your business, product or service. It doesn't have to be a S Corp or LLC, if you are knitting scarves or printing up business cards and you'd like to sell your crafts, send me your info! I'm hoping this will be a handy reference and that if one of these businesses has a product I'm already looking for, I'm giving them my business first. (I've already found a few that I'll be ordering from!) I'm not a professional web-designer, but I will do my best to make this user friendly. I believe that by supporting each other we can make life a little easier and more profitable, while staying true to our neighborly roots here in TPF Land. Plus, I think it will be fun!
I've already received many requests and am working on the format now to get this up and running. Please continue to send me your submissions by posting to our FB page www.facebook.com/thepocketfarmer, I need your business name and web link (or e-mail address) and maybe give me a small blurb about what it is you are selling so I know how to list it. The service and listing are free.
What I need everyone to do, is to get the word out. Currently, this site gets about 1,000 hits per day. We need more! More businesses and more visitors. That's the road to success for everyone. Tell your friends about it and post to your pages, the more, the merrier!
Now, for those of you that are saying, "Oh darn, that would be great, but I don't have a business", this week we are going to be brainstorming ideas for you to get the ball rolling on your new business or income stream. Everyone has SOMETHING to offer. Let's tap your hidden potential! Recession or not, life is what we make of it. Be sure to check our FB page www.facebook.com/thepocketfarmer to participate in the ongoing discussions about business opportunities that might just hit home.
Hope to see you there! :)