Post Surgery and Young Entrepreneur

Good morning fellow bloggers!

Long time no see! I’ve missed you! How have you been?

What have I been up to?

If you have been following me for a while you may have picked up that I have recently undergone surgery on both of my feet. I won’t bore you with the details/gross you out. I was pretty much house bound and became very ill afterwards with some repercussions. BUT…I’m on the mend and I should even be able to get back into the gym soon…I hope.

I’m pretty sure I’ve gained 10 stone (roughly) since hardly being able to move. One of the down sides of being off work. However, I don’t know about you, but when I have time off work, even as little as a few days, I feel completely thrown off of my daily routine! Only now am I starting to get back into it…even though I’m so flipping tired. I was able to pick up a few of my hobbies I haven’t been able to keep up with and I’m so excited for everything yet to come…

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My latest entrepreneurial investment!

If you haven’t gathered from some of my other posts, I am a bit of a young entrepreneur. Always looking for the latest trends, buying and selling, all that kind of stuff. So, being bound to the sofa for a week gave me a little bit of extra time to surf the internet. I did a bit of research here and there, surfed ebay for a while, until I came across my next venture. I had seen this listing and you know when you’re shopping for some clothes…you walk into one shop, see something you like, but because it’s the first shop you want to look around in case you find something better. Only to revert straight back to that first shop anyway because you really wanted that item…that’s what happened here.

When I find something I like on ebay I will tend to privately message them to see if they will accept a ‘buy it now’ offer, meaning I will definitely secure the item/s. That’s exactly what happened and TAH DAH…it was mine.

What is it that I’ve bought? Okay, so no judging, I have previously sold a variety of makeup brushes and found them to be very popular. So this listing was offering 157 sets of oval brushes…of course I had to have them. Currently they are sitting in my room nice a neat. A few have been sold and I have been making steps to increase my sales.

I love the buzz of buying and selling because it gives me a sense of accomplishment that I’ve done this myself. Making investments is risky, but can pay off so I am starting small and hope to move onto bigger things. Even though this isn’t the first time I’ve done this I am a little out of practice, but love a challenge.


Do you want to know how you can buy and sell too?

There are soooo many things you can buy cheap and sell on, but it’s all about knowing your market. If you would like to know some of my hints and tips as well as how to make it a success then keep a look at for my next post as I will be covering everything I know!

 It’s been a pleasure…until next time my dudes!

Success…I’m Coming for You

Good morning fellow bloggers!

Anyone else feeling their motivation slowly dripping away like my ice cream did this weekend? …same.

So let’s do something to boost it back up!

What have I been doing to regain my drive for success?

Well, nothing too difficult actually. One main thing I have discovered that has really pushed me is a certain TV program. I’ve found that a lot of entrepreneurial shows are emerging recently and I’m loving it!

This particular one is called ‘Buy It Now’. The concept allows regular people like you and me to pitch a product they have invested their time and money in to create. For example, last nights episode showed a young woman who is a teacher. Her product was a non-slip fabric inner sole which supports both the back and base of your foot preventing blisters. She stands on a stage in front of 100 shoppers who have a light above their heads, if they like what they see and hear then they can turn that light green to show they’re interested.

As long as the entrepreneur still has one light left on after the price of the product is revealed, then they move onto talking to some investors of large corporations, for example, JML. So this particular woman had 40 green lights left on and went further to receive 25,500 orders from the investors. Overall, she managed to secure £225,000 in retail value of her products which is absolutely life changing.

One of the many goals I have in life is to create something everyone will love and appreciate like this. At the beginning of my year out working I was always thinking about what could be that next big idea, but the last few months I faded out of that a little bit. So, yesterday I decided to give myself a little pep talk, NO, I have to stick at this and make it my success!

How have I turned this into my motivation?

I have many notebooks, if you have been with me from the start of my blogging you will know this. In my ‘general notes’ book I began to think of problems that need solving in our every day lives, or hindrances to people. For me, this is a great way to get my creative juices flowing and come up with some cool, never seen before products. When I go back to university, I plan to take my ideas one step further and begin to make at least one a reality, so the time I spend planning everything now is vital.

For anyone who wants to do something like this, I promise you, you can do it, there’s no reason for you not to. We can always find a way to achieve what we want. Alongside studying for my final year at university I hope to have a finished or close to finished product ready to go and prove to everyone that you can be any age, at any point in your life to start something new and exciting. Why not be ambitious and start today?

If you are like me and love watching these kind of programs like the one I mentioned above, then definitely worth checking out, it’s on every weekday at 5:30pm on channel 4! (BST)

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From Hobby to Business

Good afternoon fellow bloggers!

We all have turned something we love into a routine or part of our live. How do I know this? Well we’re all here right now, blogging out minds away. However, a lot of us don’t earn from it and simply do it for fun and peace.

Do you have any other hobbies?

One of my other hobbies, besides blogging is art. I know some of you may have already seen my work, but here it is again (but smaller).

It’s very well known that artists do not get paid very well unless they’ve hit the big leagues. I wasn’t looking to make drawing or painting a full time job, but I have been looking at ways I can potentially monetise this passion of mine. One of the first things I did was look at all the pieces I had completed, as you can see I like to leave them partially done (was kind of my signature). I then had copies made of those pieces to sell. I currently have one left from the 20 I had printed which isn’t bad going. Having done a few commissions I had a taste for it and wanted to expand my prospects.

How can you turn your hobbies into something more?

Firstly, you obviously need to have a hobby you enjoy doing. Whether that be baking, drawing, sewing, gymming (my new word), whatever it may be, it can be classed as a hobby. Then you need to think about how you can generate something to put to market. So if you like to bake cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, then have a think about possible some new flavours you think people would be interested in. Packaging isn’t expensive and neither is ingredients so it’s low cost and delicious!

If you enjoy making clothing items, have a look at what is already on the market and see if you can come up with a new niche. Maybe lizard hoodies or something I don’t know (don’t judge for that comment please). 

You never know, you might come across a new hit product!

We all want to be doing something we love…right? This is an ideal place to start.

Moral: Finding the right blend of business and pleasure is essential, the next big thing could be right under your nose!

Forever Starts Today!

Good afternoon fellow bloggers!

So yesterday as I eagerly awaited for my share of the snow fall I can safely say I was not disappointed. Within an hour, at least an inch of snow had blessed the roads surrounding me. As I drove home from work I once again was screaming for my life whilst my wheels refused to turn many a time. Anyway I live to tell the tale, but can you blame me…


One thing I do want to say is that if you happen to come across anyone who is sleeping rough, or is outside on their own in these temperatures and conditions then please call someone for help. Whether that being a charity, homeless shelter or the emergency services, they have no one and there’s already been too many deaths caused by this storm. Anyway lets stop talking about the snow as it’s all over the news I’m sure you’ve had enough.

Onto some more mouth watering topics…


Here you will see part of the result of my snow day (the rest were eaten quite quickly). Lemon and chocolate chip cookies YUM! You may be thinking this is completely irrelevant to what my blog is about. HAHA that’s where you’re wrong my friend! I’m always looking for the next big thing to invest myself in. As previously mentioned in one of my older posts I used to own a small baking business. Recently I have been trying to bring it back to life with an adult twist.

I won’t say too much, but I’ve been working on this venture a lot recently and am so excited to get it off the ground.

What are the benefits of a small venture like this?

I’m going to bullet point this one to make it even more simple:

  • It’s low cost
  • It doesn’t take up a lot of your time
  • It’s delicious
  • It doesn’t require a lot of skill
  • You can put your own twist on it to make it new

How can you do it too?

There’s so many things out there for you to do and enjoy doing. Not everything has to cost lots of money because that is usually the set back for a lot of us…right? Simply think of something you enjoy doing, or think of how you can improve an idea that’s already out there. Create your new idea, make it your own, and get yourself up and running. Honestly, if I can do it, you can too. As soon as I thought of this idea I jumped straight onto it and I work full time. No excuses!

Moral: It’s never too late to do what you were meant to do…why not start today…right now even?!

Delving into my Past

Good morning fellow bloggers!

How are we all feeling? I’m particularly bright today…not a clue why, I just am…

So the other day my mum and I were watching this program called ‘Cooks to Market’. Now if you have an entrepreneurial streak in you and/or love cooking (or eating) then you’ll probably like it, check it out on demand. It’s about giving small/local business’ a chance to bring their ideas to a bigger market such as supermarkets like Tesco or Waitrose. There’s two teams, each have produced, tested and sometimes been selling their products for a while. They’re given £250 to produce said product and packaging to sell on a London market stall. Whoever makes the most profit wins and gets the chance to present in front of a panel of investors.

Why am I talking about this randomly?

When I was around 15/16 (5 years ago now) I started my own little project/business based around the confectionery market. I won’t say what it was in case anyone who knows me is reading this. Anyway I offered a range of things and I sold my products to local shops. However, when I started my GCSE’s I had to give it up so I could focus on my exams.

As soon as I started watching that program I was inspired to delve back into my past and bring my idea back to life with an modern touch. So working with my mum we have decided to do some testing and get the ball rolling. I always look for my next new idea. Even though it isn’t a completely fresh idea, I am working on, improving and adding new elements to ensure it’ll be the best it can be.

I can’t tell you how excited I am, I love the process of branding, product testing, market research etc. With a few other ventures I’m currently working on I’ve well and truly filled my boots to the brim. I’ll be giving subtle updates on my progress so you can potentially do the same.

 Moral: You can find inspiration anywhere, you just have to open your mind to the possibilities.