How 80’s Music Ignites an Idea

I am listening to an all 80s music channel right now. The familiar music has pulled me into various directions: high school and suffering from cramps every month; college and walking miles and miles from one building to the next; and, sitting at home watching endless videos on MTV.

The 80s songs from various artists send me into endless moments and stories about what happened in my life; some good memories and some bad memories, but they are my memories. These songs led me to write this blog about things going on around me…us. I began to think about how to make extra money during the summer. I know. I know. Just the other day I wrote about my total exhaustion from work and how I wanted a quiet, restful summer, and still plan to do just that, but I want something to provide a few extra dollars for me to cover some expenses so that I can relax.

I combed through the internet to look for “online parttime at home jobs,” and I found a slew of time-consuming ideas. First, it was Shopify. Now Shopify is a website where you can invest in getting an online store. There was a 14-day free trial, and I thought, “why not?” I am a risk-taker at times. I had my own little business years ago when I published an African-American newspaper in Tucson, and it was only attractive to the people who were in it. Anyway, I decided to try this Shopify, and it took me hours to really understand what to do. I even watched Youtube videos of people who claimed to have gained “thousands of dollars in seven days” when they used Shopify. I don’t know if it’s me, but it took forever to set up an online shop, and now I’m selling watches (I threw in a pair of Women’s Fila shoes too). I don’t know if it is going to work because I have to pay money to advertise it on Facebook and Google. My dad always said you have to spend money to make money.

Check it out when you get a chance: https://shopshelenestyle.myshopify.com/

I’m just trying it out and see where it takes me.

So my curiosity sent me to more sites like tutoring.

Ugh.

No. I can’t do it. I know it’s a decent job, but I can’t. I thought about DoorDash, but I don’t want to be in my car that much, and plus, I used to drive for Lyft, and it (driving for money) places a lot of pressure because you make the most money at night. I am not a great night driver.

Now, blogging is something I like to do but to make money blogging means I have to pay for ads to be placed on the website and if I’m lucky, you will click on the ad. I will get a payment based on the times a person clicks on an ad. Everything is by chance.

But, I’m not stressing over extra money. No. I am blessed to have paychecks over the summer months, and I need to save money instead of spending it.

Wow! All of these ideas from 80s music. Hahahaha!!

What are your plans this summer? Share!

Author: L.S. Watson

Hi. My name is L.S. Watson, and I'm an English teacher at a charter high school. I enjoy traveling (my favorite places are Rome and Paris), writing poetry, and watching documentaries. I have a lovable yet stubborn Yorkie-Poo named Chuy.

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