Karen is taking the day off to sandblast the glitter off of sparkly vampires. And since I playedÂ hookyÂ last week, I’m doing penance with an all-Elyse-AI-weekend-extravaganza!
Last night my husband and I were hanging out
and being nerds after a bad-ass celebrity studded drunken drug fueled party at our penthouse/mansion on the Gold Coast in Chicago. And he told me he is going to write a book on how stay-at-home-moms can get rich quick.
So I bit.
“How do they get rich?” I asked. He told me the plan is to model it after my life. They should find something they never thought would be interesting that sucks them in. They then become really passionate about it. They start writing for a blog, make it successful, then after a few years they can organize a conference that is hugely successful as well. Then form a non-profit. Make that non-profit into a billion dollar charity, and pay themselves accordingly. So yes, my husband’s get rich quick scheme requires a good decade or so of hard work and love, give or take 5-10 years based on whether you can poach some fame, credibility, support and advice off of someone like Rebecca Watson. And in the end, you may or may not end up rich (or even running the charity you founded, but… eh… details. It doesn’t stop other book writers.) But it’s a really nice model for those of us who don’t mind being paid in warm fuzzies and the smug satisfaction you get from saving the world, and getting to tell people that’s what you do for a living.
What’s your get rich quick scheme? What would you like it to be?
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