You can see from my previous posts that’s it’s been a while since I blogged in here. Since I joined 4Networking 3 years ago I have been concentrating on my other business, Silicon Bullet, where I help unconfident bookkeepers to use Xero and Sage software better. I also got involved with running the networking meetings, which takes a fair amount of time, so my Forever Business took a back seat.
That’s the beauty of a business with Forever though. You can pick it up and put it down as it suits you.
So why am I back blogging again now?
Well, I thought this would be a great place to record some thoughts and feelings whilst in lockdown, and let’s face it we don’t know how long we will be here, so any and all income streams I have need to be explored.
It’s funny, that as I have put my Forever business down I rarely sell any products. It’s something that if you don’t talk about it to people then you won’t find new customers, and those you had tend to drift away too. Well actually it’s not funny at all. This is not an easy business, you need to work at it, and if you don’t work at it you won’t earn any money from it.
But in the last 2 weeks, customers have come out of the woodwork to order from me – and the most popular product is the hand soap. With washing your hands so much some soaps can be so drying and not kind to the hands at all, so I’ve sold double figures of hand soaps in just over a week. We also have stock at head office and deliveries can be made direct so there is no danger of spreading the virus. It’s not megga bucks but right now every penny counts, and the customers who contacted me couldn’t get what they wanted at local shops – so everyone wins.
So how are you coping with the your ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’? Do leave me a message and connect and let’s all help each other through.
Aloe Aly x
PS if you like the Day Night blinds in the pic then contact Prestigious Blinds and Shutters and treat yourself once this madness is over ! I had my new blinds fitted just in time and I love them!