As parents, one of our main priorities is providing the needs of our family especially the needs of our children. It is always wise to look for more ways to earn and not just rely on a single source of income. With the economy being unstable and the prices of basic commodities constantly increasing, we really have to make sure that we have, if possible, multiple sources of income.
Having multiple sources of income is something that we’ve been thinking and praying about these past few months and we have been looking for opportunities on how to do just that. We want to be able to have the funds we need for our everyday needs and expenses and also have something set aside for emergency purposes and for our children’s future. It would even be more wonderful if we could afford to give gifts to our loved one during special occasions (even if they’re one of those used taylor guitars that my nephew wants).We have decided that we should turn my husband’s hobby into an income generating source. My husband is into making arts/crafts projects such as making miniature houses (nipa huts, tree houses, etc.), candle holders and other unique gift items. And since a couple of people have actually bought them, we decided that we should focus more on that and start making more so that we can sell more (and of course, earn more).
We started with making a Facebook page so that we can feature all of his arts/crafts projects. I then started promoting the page so that we can reach a wider audience. After a few weeks, we landed our first major project; a company asked us to make a couple of of miniature nipa huts which they will be giving away as Christmas gifts to their clients. It was indeed a great blessing, something that we’ve been praying for. We have been working hard on it these past couple of days so that we can finish their order ahead of schedule. We really hope that this will be the start of something big for our new business and that we will be able to have more clients in the future.