I have recently been trying to start up my art career by starting my social media business but in order to do everything that I want to do I require a laptop, I have most of the money to purchase it myself but I also have to pay bills so the most I’m asking for is $200 so I can have a good start in making my business thrive, send me to money at https://www.paypal.me/JoelisRosa
I would first like to thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I am just about everything in this worl;, a mother of four, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, AND AN ENTREPRENEUR.
I’m certain that my story isn’t anything special or unusual. In fact, it’s perhaps the same old thing, however, I promise if you keep reading you will see that I’ve gotten myself into a predicament!! The worse part is that I’m proving everyone right who said I was making a mistake. Ugh!! That is just about the worse place to be. While my intentions and efforts are good, great if I do say so myself, I continue to find them to be in a downward spiral.
Since college, I had this great vision of owning my own store, not your usual store, but a fun place to gather with friends. Not truly knowing much about business, and certainly not having funds to put my plans into action, I tabled my vision for a later date in life. 28 years later, After raising four kids, getting them into college, and feeling dead in a dead-end professional job, I found the time and the funds (my personal savings) to dust off that old dream of mine and put the plans in motion.
With the support of my family and friends, and long hours of physical labor from my husband, I brought that old vision of mine to a reality.
I opened the doors to my women’s boutique store, with pride and excitement, two years ago; a small place with a happy vibe. It’s a place for women to take their time and celebrate themselves and their own beauty. It’s a place for women to gather with friends, make new friends, and give back to the community. It’s a great place that allows everyone to be their beautiful self.
Today I am in jeopardy of having to close my store, shut the door on my dreams, and do away with this Happy place with a happy vibe. Why you ask? Because I found myself in a Tenant Landlord situation where I was taken full advantage of. Without truly understanding the laws of commercial tenancy, and being naive to the fact that people are good, I signed a lease that put me in a vulnerable situation without my knowing. Within the first six months in my new space, a pipe froze in the building that housed my small shop. As the water poured in, the phone rang to an attorney, representing the landlord, reminded me that despite the frozen pipe somewhere in her building, I was responsible. How could this be? Could it be? Yes, it was true. With three kids in college, I couldn’t fight her/them. They knew they had me right where they wanted me. I was forced to close the doors for several months, re-built someone else’s dream, and rebuilt someone else’s building. Despite insurance, I lost everything I put into my little world. Anyone who owns a business knows that having to close for four months is a death sentence. All of my supporters advised me to bail on my dream. It was time to move on. But, I couldn’t. I refused to let someone else squash my dream. I wouldn’t let someone else squash my dreams!!
Fast forward to today. I moved my little shop into a new space, However, I am drowning and while I can admit it to all of you, I can’t admit it to anyone else. I worked so hard to set a good example for my daughters, teaching them and showing them that you can do whatever you put your mind to, that no dream is out of reach and that when the time is right you just GO FOR IT! I JUST haven’t been able to dig myself out of the hole that someone else created for me. And as I struggle day to day to keep my dream alive and afloat, and my small doors open, I just can’t hear those words, “I told you so”.
The sad thing is that it wouldn’t take much to get me back on track.
I need a new sign, some new product, pay some outstanding bills, and a few supplies. I know that with your help I can keep my dream alive and prove to the world that with determination and a little help from friends, you can keep moving forward one step at a time.
Thank you for keeping my dream alive. I promise to pay it forward 😊
My husband and I have owned and operated our small business for the past 10 years. We have a 4 year old son and want to have another baby but cannot because I (Angelika) cannot take time off from my job with our business to take care of a newborn. That, combined with the fact that we are under a severe amount of stress and cannot cope right now – especially with the physical side effects. Anyway, we run a dog-food manufacturing business. We work extremely hard and try to treat everyone as we would want to be treated. We don’t cut corners and we provide high quality food for dogs at the best prices we can.
We have been steadily growing, but last year, a combined, complicated set of circumstances between a supplier for treats that we provide and our distributor for those treats (basically our supplier became too busy and couldn’t supply us anymore and another supplier cost too much and our distributor who had been getting the treats for the same price for 6 years refused to pay anymore so we would lose money to keep selling to them) – led us to a drastic reduction in income.
Combined with that, my husband, who manufacturers the food with 1 employee has developed severe repetitive use injuries in his arm which has all but disabled him, but we cannot afford to hire someone else, so he is pushing himself through debilitating pain to try and make the food because it’s the only income we have. We have tried to sell the business but because of the drop in income last year, although it can be explained, it scares off interested parties.
We aren’t making enough money to survive and are getting further and further in debt. Right now between credit cards and lines of credits, we are over $300,000 in debt. This doesn’t include 2 mortgages (our warehouse and house). And it’s not like we live large. We don’t eat out, don’t go out for coffee or fast food, don’t go on trips, don’t buy things like furniture/appliances/cars/etc. on credit. We bootstrap and try to cut every unnecessary expense out of our lives but we are constantly short every month for basic bills which is just causing us to go deeper and deeper into debt. We try to get consolidation loans but can’t qualify.
We have invested 10 years into this business, so much work and effort and the frustrating thing is that our dog food is growing in popularity. We doubled the dog food sales last year. It’s just that double the sales but no treats still leaves us short. We could launch new products which would help, but we need about $100,000 of start up capital to get that going (at least) and there is no way to get that.
Right now I’m facing the fact that I’m short $10000 for my bills this month and every month is snowballs into more.
We’re desperate. We’re trying our best to grow this business and sell it so that we don’t lose everything we have invested into it over the past 10 years. We’ve put into it so much money (from insurance settlements, inheritances, etc.). The sad thing is that if we sat on our butts and didn’t try to build something of value, we’d be ahead. We’ve had so much bad luck, it would take a day to explain it all to you. Suppliers screwing us over, partners screwing us over, over and over, on an on the bad luck keeps coming.
We are desperately crying out to God for rescue and that led me to this site. Anything that could help would be so appreciated. I can’t even explain it.
Chris and Angelika
I developed an emergency light based on a stack of fiber glass fleece in a plastic box. Ordinary fiber glass fleece is used. A glow-in-the-dark effect with red light is generated. Physically it is phosphorescence. I use such light in my windowless bathroom. I hope to assemble more of these emergency lights to sell them. Then a I have to found a startup. This would cost a lot of money.
But I am unemployed and have little money. Unfortunately I have a dept of a bank credit. So I have no chance to get money from a bank.
You may ask yourself why I am unemployed? I am fifty-eight years old. At this age it is difficult to get a job. For your information: I live in Germany, my mother language is German. I learned English at school. After a technical education I worked in the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (a facility for testing material in Berlin/Germany). The job was time limited. Then I studied without success. When I left the university I was thirty-five years aged. It became worse. I had to leave the student apartement. I got a flat by my girl friend. But after a quarrel I was a homeless man with a white bicycle and a bag with important papers. I went to the salvation army where I stayed for five months. Then I got a flat and sayed good bye to the salvation army. It wasn’t a bad time there!
Next I made a further education to office worker. One year later I worked in different offices but didn’t earn much money at that time.
In 2006 I made a further education in web design. This helped me to create my own homepage but didn’t help to earn money. I spent much time in internet cafes where I improved my english knowledge. Since 2017 I have an internet connection at home. My kitchen is my office. Never more these sticky internet cafes with people looking porn sites beside me.
2012 I took part at a gymnastical training for older people. With fifty-one years I was the youngest participant. In 2013 the jobcenter (office for unemployed) wanted me to work in a call center. The education was not bad. I visited several call centers. I couldn’t imagine to work there!
In 2014 I was a participant of a motivation training. What are goals in your life, where do you want to live in future. These are important questions no doubt. I had contact to other unemployed men and women. Finally everybody had to write a letter on blue paper with the topic: what do I hope to reach in the next three months.
In 2016 I learned English at comhard school. We looked 500 Days of Summer. I couldn’t stop the tears and hoped nobody would see it. The room was dark so nobody could see it.
In 2017 I had a job as office worker. I put aside a little money from this time. In 2018 I made a computer education. This didn’t help me to get a new job. In january this year I realized the girl that I suspected to live in the flat one floor above (just above my flat) moved away in 2008. I was shocked because in my phantasy she was always there when I came home. There was somebody waiting for me.
Seldom that I write such a long text in English. I hope you have enjoyed it. Any donation is welcome! donation
Hello. I am a 17 year old girl looking for a bit of financial help with my business. Before I get into that, let me explain myself and my life. My dad has been struggling with a job lately and money is tight. I need to help pay my phone and car bills. Recently, my mom had to spend a bunch of money on hospital and other medical bills. My bills are about 300-400$ per month. In a year from now on top of that I will have college payments and rent. The only way I make money right now is caring for an eldery woman. I’ve attempted many times to find a job. Around where I live it’s difficult. There aren’t many positions open and then there’s many people also looking for a job. Long story short, finding a job is difficult and I’ve come to a point where I need to do something, even if it takes a lot of work, I need to figure out how to make money for myself. That’s where my ideas in the next paragraph come in!
For awhile now I’ve wanted to create a clothing, makeup, and/or makeup line. I thought it would be a good way for me to be creative while making money. After brainstorming a brand name, logo, merchandise, and more. I realized it is not easy or cheap. I do believe I have what it takes to run a business, except for a proper amount of money. With my business, I want to save money for college, a home, and the rest of my future.
After much thought and many ideas, I’ve landed on something with “Wildflower” in it. I plan on starting off with lip glosses and slowly adding more merchandise. That is only if I’m getting buys, of course. I plan to advertise on many different social media apps. The apps I see that let your posts reach many people are Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok. Facebook and Snapchat would also help. My store is online, so social media is a great way to get people to travel to my site. I have done a ton of research in online businesses. I have someone to create my logo. I will set up my own website. I have become good with websites and enjoy doing it, which is good because I want to go to college to be a web designer. When it comes to time actually selling my merchandise, I have someone I can go to talk to if I do need advice or help. Thank you for taking your time to read over my ideas.
I’m not looking to make a ton of money from this website just a bit to get myself going. Have an amazing day! Thank you!
Sometimes you just need a little push to go on by yourself…
Hi, my name is Jesus Pereira. I’m from Venezuela.
I came to this site trying to find that push I need.
Currently the living conditions here in my country are going down quickly. Through the last 10 years I had several jobs earning minimum wage and that was ok. However, in the last year the Great Dollar is taking over our economy (for good, I hope). There’s a problem about that: the minimum wage is still paid to us in our local currency (Bs.S.) and it equals to $3 a month of hard work!! This led people to use their mighty genius to find other ways of income. There are people that have the luck to hook up on companies that pay a higher wage, and even pay in $ rather than BsS. I’m not that lucky. But never giving up.
So I thought that the only way to improve my economy was to start my own business. I have several abilities and skills. Arts, Graphic Design (professional) and Desserts are my favorite. I tried with Arts and Graphic Design but it’s not worth here in my country. I worked for a couple of international businesses but have not been able to get a regular income from that. So I’m going for desserts (cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, etc.) I researched the market and found out there is good business here. Notably, other niches in this area (snacks, homemade fast food, etc.) are also receiving high customer flow.
So I made all the homework and found out I need $350-400 to start sweetening some people’s lives.
I know this is a lot of money, so if you find out anyone else that needs more help than me, please help him/her. I’ll be equally grateful if you have any advice or anything that can help me with my situation.
I will leave some photos of desserts and ideas I made a few years ago for me and for others.
I’m also twisting my mind trying to figure out how I can retribute you for your help. It’s hard since I’m literally trapped and very limited here but I promise I’ll figure it out.
If you want to know more about my life, give me advice, or just have a conversation, please feel free to contact me through: email@example.com.
Thanks in advance!
Cinnamon Rolls w/caramelized milk.
Cake with sugar and strawberries topping, some donuts, and more cinnamon rolls :)
I am a 26 year old mixed (Haitian/American) woman. I have a beautiful family including 3 children and a life I have been trying so hard to provide for them. I’ve had a job since I was 12 years old getting paid under the table running a small town gas station that my best friend’s uncle owned. I was born in New York, however, I grew up in Minnesota. I currently live in Florida and work in Tampa, commuting 3 hours a day. I originally moved to Florida to help my mother because she’s never been financially independent. I’ve spent much of my teenage and adult life taking care of other people, trying to fix problems and manage unfortunate financial burdens like job losses, vehicle issues, medical reasons, etc. I’ve been surviving this long, without a handout or help, however, I have dug myself into a grave of debt just trying to survive. I’ve always been in a situation where I make too much money for assistance, but still not enough to ever get myself out of debt. I’ve had to go months not paying my son’s insurance premium hoping he doesn’t get sick. I went to school and got my bachelor’s degree in accounting, however, I havent been able to get my foot in the door. I have a lot of debt but I’ve managed to still pay my bills on time. I feel like I am rambling now, but I feel like if you knew me as much as I could explain to you the person that I am, then maybe you could connect to why I am asking for help. I work hard, I always have. I look into side jobs to make extra money, but not of them seemed possible or rewarding until I found Bookkeeping Business Launch. I don’t want someone to just wipe away all my debts, but instead to please help me invest in myself so I can take care of my family and financial burden. With Bookkeeping business launch the courses help you to establish your own virtual Bookkeeping business, however, the classes are almost $3000 and to start up the business I estimate about another $3000 with insurance, website, marketing, computer equipment and software. I am looking for some help coming up with $6000 to start my own side business helping other people and in turn I can help my family. I live in a bad area right now with stray animals everywhere, leaking roof, moldy bathroom, no heat or central air, no bathtub and no space. I would really love to invest in myself to make a little extra cash to give my family the life they deserve, otherwise for now I am just doing the best I can.
If you can help at all my PayPal is paypal.me/Tatiana925
Hello, I’m simple girl with huge potential but from a poor family, i have created 2 products which are 100% natural and effective but because i don’t have money neither my family i couldn’t lunch them or even create my own brand. I’ve tried working and collecting money but my employer paid me only €180 per month, i can’t do much with it the bank didn’t want to lend me money because I’m from a poor background, no laboratory want it to help I’ve lost hope that my product will ever see the light until I’ve found this website i really do hope that i will find the help i need in here. My first product is : eyelashes and eyebrows serum that helps them to grow faster without hurting the eyes it’s 100% natural and 100% efficient it contains only natural ingredients. My second product is: a whitening oil. It whitened the skin instantly without hurting or irritating the skin it’s works like magic but it is real and I’ve found the right formula. I’ve spent year trying to find the right ingredients that are natural and doesn’t harm humans or animals under any circumstances, know my products only need to see the light. I’m begging you to help reach my goals I’m desperate and this website is my last hope
This is my paypal:
I’m here as Christina’s best friend to assist her to raise funding. During post 911 she became physically and mentally disabled in the Afghan War, becoming our hero. She’s had one wish since I’ve known her, to start her own business and a YouTube channel.
Her business is that of app development and drop shipping and selling goods to the government. She does have a few more ideas, but as you know business is business and you cannot tell everything, so sorry about that folks! On her YouTube channel, she plans to have a particular person come on her show and to ask her questions (If you knew who she was you would understand that point).
Also, to do gags where you bend down on one knee, and then the other person bends down, and then you say, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you’re asking me to marry you!”, and that person gets like what the heck?
Then I, as her best friend trying new food combinations, such as a cracker with hot sauce and ranch dressing on it and recording to see what happens, and Christina trying new foods explaining to the audience that Christina doesn’t try any new foods she doest even like vegetables, or anything that’s new.
There will be also be a travel section where we both go to different places like museums, different cities, and different states for example, and record our trips.
There will also be weekly giveaways for people that see our video, and can guess what question we are asking them. And on the days we go live, that would be our weekly giveaway on the live showing. Also, we will be going out to different places and trying foods at Disneyland at all the restaurants and giving our opinion on them along with collecting Disney pins and seeing which ones we get, along with bi-weekly scratchers, lotto tickets, and bi-weekly Casino slots where they see us playing them, and we will do a game for one lucky person who will earn a chance to get a scratcher, or a chance to earn some free spins at the slot machine, or some free bets at the blackjack table. The winnings will go towards that person.
To sum up, there is a lot more to her YouTube channel and to her business, but those were just a few examples of what is in town and her in her wish to accomplish and to do, hoping that you can assist me in this raising of funds to make her wish come true. The donations will go towards equipment needed like a camera and in a laptop for example, and some traveling trips. Whatever else is needed to make this wish possible for her. She has been through so much since coming from the military.
When I met Christina for the first time, I was shocked at what I had seen on her arms, I couldn’t believe the scars and burns all over her arms and legs. I asked her where they were from, and she told me they were scars from self-harm, and I asked her why she could have done such a thing to herself, she told me it was because while she served in the military, things that had happened to her and seen that were so unbearable to cope with. That was the way she’s dealt with her pain so she would cause harm to herself, having a sense of peace for a few moments and focus only on the pain instead the of pain of things that she has seen, been, and done during her service. She would do self harm, I asked her how long she’s been going through all this she replied back saying she had been doing that for 15 years. She has also tried to take her own life, as one day she almost accomplished it, she said that was the final straw the hospital finally had it and they had put her on conservatorship; that means where someone is in control of your life they tell you where you can live and where you can go and what you can do, and has control over your money. She was on that for a better part of six years, she was locked up into a hospital where she could not leave at all.
Finally being off of conservatorship, she was completely better, and has been out of the hospital since making it, now 2016, she has not been back to the hospital, and will not go back. She says this is the longest time she has been out of the hospital. Back then she would be in and out of the hospital every 3 or 4 weeks. She has learned many coping skills during that time, when she was on conservatorship.
If I were to explain Christina’s personality, I always say that she is brilliant, respectful, creative, hard-working, dedicated, humorous, honorable, a leader, and a true genuine, generous person.
Please help me make this wish come true, and thank you for your time and reading this.
I am the owner of a small Children’s Boutique in the Midwest. I am looking for the right person to understand my goals and why I need the help I am looking for. Herr is my story.
Two and a half years ago I opened a small boutique as a hobby and part time. I still worked my full time traveling job working 60+ hours a week and bringing in a nice paycheck. I was full force in life with my youngest 16 and me in my early 40’s. My two other children were out in there own and one gorgeous granddaughter was in our lives. I couldn’t have been happier with my jobs and the growth not my “hobby”.
Then the day came when I was coming home from a show and my ex husband was at my store. I knew something was wrong. He told me my oldest daughter had been found dead at her work. I remember screaming and falling trying to make sense of what had just happened. You see my daughter was a recovery addict with a 2 yrs old daughter. We thought things had been going well which was not the case. We found out quickly that we had no idea the truth behind everything and learned the harsh truth that my daughter had died from a herion/ fentanyl overdose. This lead us down a long path or frightening discoveries and we took my granddaughter into our home. It took 6 months to retain legal guardianship as her addict father thought the check which came with her would be nice the judge vehemently disagreed and gave us full legal guardianship. This fight also included over $13,000 in attorneys not to include the $12,000 funeral that was done modestly for my daughter.
With a little one back in the house again changes came quickly. I had to quit my amazing paying job and focus on building my “hobby” into my bread and butter and a store that would be able to start growing into a full time business.
I worked my tail off and builds the business quickly and with great support from family and community. Our growth was incredible to the point we had a opportunity to own a second store. I did this with vigor and excitement only to have all of my hard work disappear after determining our location and building area was ruining our product. We post over $25,000 in retail items with no way to recoup our product , lease , fixtures time and more. I was devastated and had to pull myself together and get back to our main store. I struggled this holiday season keeping the store stocked and ready. I don’t qualify for loans due to student loans with take any ratio to income from me. But we made it. Almost anyway.
A family member suffering from depression took a turn for the worse and I have had to turn time and funds to this. That’s what you do. I wouldn’t have it any other way. My family is everything to me not money. But you do need money to continue to grow your business.
so here’s what I’m looking for. I’m looking for a angel to help this 44 yr old business owner starting over with a little one build her business into something great. I don’t need a million dollar business. I want a business that I can live comfortably and not worry about the power bill. I want to be able to give back to my community and give my granddaughter a good education. In looking for a angel to donate funding so that I can increase my inventory, market and advertise in the area to continue building my business. We had a $75% growth in year 2!💜. I want to purchase the building I am in to secure the future of my storefront. ( small historical downtown In the Midwest. ) If you are this angel I would be eternally grateful. My total goal to be able to purchase the building, grow inventory and web sales, advertise and more is $120,000. That’s a huge goal and I’m probably dreaming but it never hurts to see who is willing to make someone’s dream come true who has the ability to help.
Bless you for reading this and I appreciate you taking the time to see what my story is about. 💜
Help make my dreams come true to support my granddaughter and leave her something to be proud of and know she loved even with her mama gone.
The purpose of this email is to seek for help in building a business I am trying to open. A little bit about myself. I am 42 yrs old unfortunately after working as a regional sales manager for almost 10 yrs, the company I worked for decided to part ways with me. I was hurt and felt betrayed by this company who I was so devoted and loyal to. I had to think quick as far as what was I going to do with my bills. I have a 21 yr old son who still lives with me. It’s just him and I living in an apartment my son is still in school and has a part time job. I became unemployed a little over 45 days ago. So what I did at that time was I took and paid all of my bills for the following month to hold us down and what ever I had left in my savings account I took it and put it towards school for myself. I invested my money in a home inspection class and attended for a month. The 1st 2 weeks was in a live class where I had my hands on training and the remaining 2 weeks taking online courses. I have completed my certification for that so I am now going for my state test in a couple of weeks. I have registered and LLC already for my business I’ve invested in some tools already. I thought this process was going to be simple but not that simple. There are still things I need to do to open my business as far as further education, advertisement for website and business cards, more tools are needed, software for documentation of the business, tax ID for the business I have a vehicle currently but not adequate for my business since I will have to travel with a ladder. All this is needed and I have run out of money to keep investing in my dream. Iv kept looking for work on the meantime but my experience with my old job just throwing me out to the curb because they no longer had any use for me anymore and basically overlooked all my years of dedication and left me feeling unappreciated. That made me realize I need to work for myself and found it in home Inspections. Iv exhausted all my meads trying to do this on my own and now I’m in a bind where now my bills including my roof are falling behind on payments. I’ve been through my bank and other financial institutions seeking to obtain a personal loan or a start up loan and have been unsuccessful. I dont have bad credit but dont have great credit. So iv been denied all ready. I do uber and deliver food just to get by but it’s not what I had in plan to things going just south. Iv worked hard to be where I’m at and I’m not stopping now. My focus is to open my business and never feel that experience again what i felt the day i was let go of my job that i loved so much doing. I dont trust anymore companies like that. And dont want to spend another 10 yrs working for someone that can just let you go like that when ever they feel like it because they dont have any use for you anymore. I want to work for me. I cant rely on any company to take away from me and my family just like that and not take care of you in anyway for all the years iv invested in them as a loyal employee. I am looking for $20,000 to continue working towards my business, get it completed with all the requirements I still need and at least cover my bills for the next month or 2 securing my roof for me and my son. Withing those months I will be able to finish everything and have my business open by the 1st of 2020. I’ve never done anything like this ever asking anyone for help. I’m just exhausting all my efforts. I dont want to put my dream on hold and want to keep pursuing it and just make it happen to secure my future here on out. Any help is gladly appreciated
First of all, thank you for looking at my request.
My name is Luke and I’m trying to start a YouTube channel/business idea and need £1,000 to do this. The reason I’m asking for the money is that I left my last job due to depression and I’m finding it hard to get out – I really feel I’ve got an idea that will take off and could sort my financial future out.
Also, my recently retired father’s garage was broken into and a lot of items were taken (please see photo), this money injection would help him out as well, as he’s invested a lot of his time into this YouTube channel and business idea.
I’ve looked into getting a loan, but feel this would add to the depression that I’m currently suffering from and the knowledge of needing to pay back the loan would have me constantly anxious.
The channel is already set up and I have 4 videos up at the moment.
I’m looking at the following revenue possibilities:
1. YouTube advert revenue – if I can get 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time YouTube will look into monetising my channel.
2. Merchandise – based on my own characters/ideas from the videos from the channel, such as logos on TV shirts, mugs, etc…
3. Amazon/other affiliate links – getting a commission for each branded toy sold based on a character that appears in one of my videos (e.g. including Ken from Barbie in a video and having a link in the description box below, for people to buy from Amazon).
4. Links to Etsy (artwork sales), Fiverr (freelance art/graphic design), eBay and personal website(s) – all below in the description box (Etsy and Fiverr links are already there).
5. Android educational app(s)/game(s) related to channel – again, with a link to the Google store below in the description.
The money you provide will go into promoting my YouTube channel, setting up my personal website, paying someone to code the app(s)/game(s) and buying necessary props and items for future videos. The camera I’m using at the moment is also glitching and I require a new one to continue the channel. It was glitching so badly that I almost couldn’t finish the fourth video (a Halloween special).
If you can help it would be brilliant – if not, I have Etsy and Fiverr links I can provide to you, to see if there is any artwork that takes your fancy or if there is any bespoke work I can do for you.
I am willing to work, I just need a leg up from someone kind enough to see that I’ve got good ideas. Please help me realise them.
Attached you will see a flyer for the online bookstore I started in April, 2019. The main purpose I started this bookstore is to provide my special needs son, Christopher, with a source of income for the future. He’s developmentally delayed and has severe medical issues that prevent him from ever having a drivers license, functioning in a capacity to where he would be hirable in most places of employment, and requires regular doctor’s appointments and tests that would interfere with a regular work schedule. He’s able to help with the bookstore, which he loves and derives a great deal of pleasure from. It makes him feel more independent and ‘normal’, like his older siblings. Christopher will require a lifetime of care and will always have to live with someone else. His siblings are more than willing to step in and care for him when I’m no longer able to. What I don’t want is for this to ever be a financial burden for them, hence the motivation to create the bookstore.
I have a GoDaddy website where all of our inventory is hosted and available for sale, along with Amazon, then branched out to eBay and Etsy to be more visible to online shoppers. I’ve had a moderate level of success as a new business, however the competition is such that I now need to advertise to grow. I’ve put every penny that I’ve made from the bookstore back into it; paid advertising on Facebook, which is one of my leading sources of advertisement, and paid advertising on Etsy, a website where I list books, but know I need to invest more to drive customers to buy from our website, which is where I would truly realize a profit because there wouldn’t be the fees being deducted from each sale like there is with Amazon Etsy. The cost per month for the additional advertising through GoDaddy & Google is $500.00/month. I anticipate needing 6 months of solid advertising to realize a profit increase that would allow me to sustain the advertising without additional capital while still seeing a profit.
I am a successful businesswoman by trade, as my day job is running the acquisition department of a residential building company. The pay from this job is enough to keep a roof over my family’s head, food on the table and pay for Christopher’s medications. I just need a little help to grow this business so I have the peace of mind that there’s financial security for his future.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Below is a flyer we use both digitally and door-to-door. My PayPal address is:
Hi. My name is Mark and ever since I was a teenager, God has gifted me with the skills and passion of building and fixing all kinds of things. As the years have gone by, I’ve continued to help others in repairing and building different things for them (from time to time). The passion and joy I get from helping others has never left me…, but only increased as I’ve gotten older. I have recently decided to fuel this passion of mine and follow my heart into a small business and an opportunity to bless and help others by providing quality and reliable handyman service.
Unfortunately, many contractors won’t return calls or are not interested in smaller jobs. Some begin a job, but don’t return or can’t be found for long periods of time. This leaves homeowners frustrated and often left having to work around unfinished remodeling and repair jobs. Also, I’ve found that there are an increasingly amount of “Honey Do” lists, with (possibly) no “Honey” available to complete it (this is especially true for single mothers, Seniors, and those who live alone). I’ve found that there is quite a market for an honest, affordable, and reliable handyman service in my area.
Long-term, I envision being able to build a team around me of like-minded and skilled individuals who are also searching for employment or an outlet to use their skills to make a living and serve others. Most importantly, my ultimate goal is to be a blessing and help to others who are needing these services, but sometimes unable to afford to get things done. I am hoping to also be able to donate some of my time to those in need.
While I have all the passion and drive in the world, I am still in need of the proper equipment and tools to provide the best services possible. 100% of the funds raised will go directly into the business, as it will allow me to fulfill my passion to do what I love, provide the necessary resources to meet people’s needs, provide additional income, and be a blessing and reliable resource to my community. I have chosen this platform, as I do not wish to seek a business loan and carry the burden of debt.
More specifically; this would include: helping to purchase a more-suitable work vehicle (like a truck ) and possibly a small cargo trailer for tools and equipment. I also aim to purchase additional tools, so that I can increase the scope of services I provide. Again, this will allow me to fulfill a life-long passion that I have put off for far too long and the appreciation and gratefulness for making this dream come true will be immeasurable.