2016: Goal #3

Goals keep us focused, so I’m setting a few as the year gets started. Goal #1 was to write the draft of a novel. Goal #2 was related to finding a job in my field.

Goal #3 is to create a job in my field.

I’ve been job-hunting for most of 10 years. At first, I was trying to get out of public school teaching. Now I’m trying to land something in my new field. Neither has gone very well, and the best I could land was a retail gig. Don’t misunderstand. It’s honest work, and it pays the bills. I’m glad it’s there, but it’s not what I want to be doing. It’s a step on the path, and I truly hope it’s the penultimate step on the path.

Because finding a job is not going well, I’m going to create a job. I’m starting an LLC that will allow me to pursue my various interests and possibly make money at it. This doesn’t conflict with Goal #2. I don’t expect the LLC to make me the minimum of $35K/yr I need to pay the bills and buy the food, so I still want to maintain a “day job” so I have a steady income, benefits, and so on. The LLC is intended to close the gap between the $45K/yr I used to make teaching and the pay of the day job. It also lets me do stuff I enjoy and get people to pay me for it. πŸ˜€

The company, Time Koepp, LLC (because I like playing with words and I kept running into conflicts with all my other ideas. My last name is fairly obscure. πŸ˜‰ ) will provide performance improvement consulting and DIY kits, editing services, and crafty stuff. Β Yes, I know. One of these things is not like the others, but I want to sell my crafty stuff and vintage jewelry on eBay, and I’ve been told that an LLC is a good idea to provide a level of separation between my stuff and company stuff.

Drop on by to Time Koepp’s website and check it out.

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10 thoughts on “2016: Goal #3

  1. eightpawswriting

    I’m glad you can be creative and find a way to make your own path. Doing the things you enjoy will make you happy! That is more important than the pay!!

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  2. You go girl…. I’ll give you my ideas to get your name out there. This just may be the path God will open the doors for you. I wish you much success!!!!! Love you sweet pea.

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  3. Here’s the webpage…

    cckoepp.wordpress.com/

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  4. LLC?…. Local Learning Center?

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    • Limited Liability Company

      Sort of a halfway step between sole proprietor and corporation. It means I can do business in Texas, and if someone gets their nose out of joint, they can only go after what the company owns, not what I own.

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  5. […] Start an LLC based on the things I can do (edit manuscripts, do crafty stuff, performance improvement projects). […]

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