Let's talk side hustles!
In today's world, a lot of people are working full time and working side jobs to make ends meet. I think to myself if I am going to get a side gig, what will I do? I decided to sell Tastefully Simple and Pure Romance. Both companies are name brand, and both have a large audience and have great products I use. For Tastefully Simple, I love using the spices, sauces and mix kits to liven up my meals and bake cookies and cakes for special occasions or holidays.
As for Pure Romance, what I love about their products is that it brings together women from all different backgrounds and age groups. It's about having fun, being open to discuss women's health issues and great products to use. I love using the lotions and skin care and body mists. My skin is extra soft, and I am always smelling great.
If you see this post and want to order products feel free to shoot me a message and I will respond within one business day. Plus having a side business is fun and brings in extra cash for things like vacations, extra savings for emergencies or just fun money to have on hand when you feel like splurging.
Moving Across Country
Buying a home and selling one at the same time and moving is not an easy thing to do. And planning to move across country is an adventure. Make sure you do your research before selling and buying. My advice for selling your home is to find an experienced real estate agent and discuss what you can sell your home for and if you should make any home improvements before selling. When moving across country to another state, find a realtor from the area you choose to relocate to and visit the area and look at a few houses, pre plan a vacation for a week if possible. And make sure you research moving companies, making sure to check out reviews, seeing if they are mdot certified and ask if they are a direct moving company or a third party (meaning they work with the near by movers and help facilitate your furniture being picked up and delivered.) I had to wait three weeks for the movers to deliver my belongings.
Always be prepared to wait a while and stock up on paper plates, plastic cups and air mattress to sleep on until you get your stuff. Try to keep the sale of your home close to your closing date for buying your home, in my case I did this because the people who bought my home gave me thirty days rent free to move out.
If you can, try to find help if you can and rent a UHAUL to pack your stuff into, saves so much money and you have your items with you and do not have to wait to unpack. It can be stressful to move and relocate but if you can pre plan in advance, it will take so much stress off of your move.
Written By Lance Cody-Valdez
Remote work is on the rise in the U.S., and employers are discovering the benefits of contracting freelancers to handle work that doesn't require them to work in the office. As a result, digital nomads are popping up everywhere. The most appealing perk of this type of self-employment is that you can live anywhere. Here, you will discover four of the top cities in the U.S. for digital nomads, with information on the cost of living, quality of life, co-working spaces, and good neighborhoods to search for your new home.
1. Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the home of country music. It's rich with culture, great food, and excellent shopping. The average rent is around $1,500 per month, which is below the national average, and the city has boasted a low cost of living for years. Additionally, the quality of life is high with booming local technology and healthcare industries.
Digital nomads tend to stay closer to the downtown area, but if you are looking for an affordable neighborhood with plenty of housing and lively nightlife, The Gulch is located just south of downtown and is within walking distance to co-working spaces and cafes with internet access.
2. Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is a beautiful historic city with a booming restaurant industry and an excess of housing in areas with great nightlife and outdoor activities. The average rental rate near downtown is around $2,000. One study shows a breakdown of expenses for Charleston residents that presents a place that is more suitable for singles. It can be expensive for families.
If you’d prefer to live in a historical part of the city, South of Broad is a great neighborhood full of character, but the real estate is pricey. Mount Pleasant is a busy suburb known for the young professionals living there. It has plenty of shared workspaces and housing.
3. Salt Lake City, Utah
Digital nomads with a passion for outdoor life will love Salt Lake City. Since you make your own schedule, you can spend your free time hiking, biking, camping, or skiing. The average rent for one person is around $1,500, making it one of the more affordable places on this list, and the cost of living is right around the national average with food and energy well below it.
If you are looking for a neighborhood with close access to the heart of the city, Central City is right by several light rail stops and has some of the best dining and shopping. You can find co-working spaces with reliable high-speed internet and modern condos among a diverse population. There are also many bike paths near new apartments and small family homes if you don’t have a vehicle.
4. Austin, Texas
Austin is known for music, art, and great food. This city appears as if it was designed for digital nomads. There are affordable rentals available and an abundance of furniture rental places and shared office space in every neighborhood because Austin caters to corporate executives that travel there often.
The cost of living is well below the national average. However, because the city is spread out over such a large area, public transportation isn't as readily available outside of downtown, but the downtown area happens to be one of the best neighborhoods.
Weigh the pros and cons of your favorite cities before you decide to move, and remember that planning and preparation are essential if you’re moving from another state.
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