Question: Hi Luise: I would love to put together a calendar of daily positive thoughts for working moms all over the country that are in the same boat I am in. I am a single mom and have to split my life in several directions to make ends meet. I really feel positive thoughts for working moms would go over big time. I just don’t know how to go about it. It would be wonderful if I could find a way to bring in a little extra income doing this. Any ideas? Thanks a lot, Cheryline
Answer: Dear Cheryline: What an interesting concept. You may be onto something!
Do you know anyone who might want to illustrate your positive thoughts for working moms or perhaps someone who is a photographer? How about a computer programmer friend? Do you know of any one who would want to put together a web site for you? I think the first place I would look, after I had my 365 positive thinking phrases assembled, would be to see what natural resources I had at hand to help me take it to the next level.
You could present it to your women’s group at church or at your school P.T.A., for instance. Is there a market at either place, possibly as a fund-raiser?
You could also research software at: www.hp.com/go/activitycenter . They offer some interesting calendar-printing ideas for you to peruse.
Look for different focuses to see what appeals the most to you. What kind of income are you looking for? Do you have capital? Partners?
Break it down into steps; sayings…illustrations…target…production…marketing, not necessarily in that order.
Your idea for a calendar containing positive thoughts for working moms could appeal to a large group, if you were able to present it in a way that caught on. And it could generate follow-up calendars for years to come! Go for it! Blessings, Luise