Soon, I will have to withdraw my Malaysian PayPal money to help the Hubs pay for our credit cards, not like there is a lot of money in there but every little helps.
Thank you again to those of you who have supported my little home business by coming to this blog every other day and actually purchasing stuff from me! I am getting lazy already and it is only my second week. Why? Because selling stuff involves waiting for good sun light. I am so anal that I cannot take pictures in bad lighting. I have to take at least some decent photos of my products. You know, make sure that I don’t mislead buyers into thinking that a bottle was a dildo or vice versa. OMG, did I just say that? I do NOT own a dildo. No, I do not. No, no, no, no, no. I much prefer the real thing(s).
Uploading photos take forever and you know me, my hands are so itchy (like everything else about me – mouth, bum, armpits) that I have to edit the photos with some background stars and what not. I’m probably just BORED uploading stuff so that allows me some fun. It’s like I really should be writing out my resume so I can perhaps look for a job but playing around with Photoshop is so much more fun! Procrastinator, go dump your head into the procrastinate bucket!
Then I have to write the post for the items. Then I have to respond to all queries about the products. Ding-dong-ding-dong. Sometimes, people request for more pictures so I have to go hunt for the product all over again, take it out of the box and take more photos. More queries. Some emails back and forth about delivery options and payment options and finally, when a buyer says she will buy, I cart the products to the post office to get them weighed and spend the next few hours refreshing my online bank account page so I can zoom the product to the buyer in record time. Like I’m in the amazing race, just because the quicker the better. Oh, and before that, I have to package the products – bubble wrap, brown paper, duct tape (lots!), filling in postal order forms…….only to discover that a buyer has changed her mind.
But even if a sale is made, it is still a laborious process. I have to do research and price my products competitively, arrange secret meet ups with the CIA to deliver drugs, and then hope the law enforcers don’t come after me! How does Shireen do it???
The Hubs asked if this is worth doing because he thinks I’m running a losing business. He says that my products are too cheap (some are, but some are not!). Then he says that as soon as I collect my money, I spend it. Oh, he exaggerates so! He says that by the time I travel back and forth to the post office, pay for parking, pay for duct tape and bubble wrap, pay for petrol to do cash deliveries, he really wonders if I make any money at all. He is such a cynic, he is. I’m sure he just misses me at home because it’s much easier taking care of a baby with another adult around, is it not???
But I shall persevere because I need to. Slow and steady.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840