It seems like forever that I have been “dreaming” of how to make money on my own instead of working for someone else. However, the idea of starting a “business” seemed too daunting. So, what did I do? I went into every “work from home” and “make money quick” scheme out there. Just trying to figure out how to see my dreams come true – how to make money from home so that I can focus more on my family.
Now, at first that may seem quite selfish, but I am truly building a business that my children and their children will be able to enjoy the fruits.
I have been married to the same woman for over 15 years, we have 7 kids (yes, you read that correctly) and I have been a full time vocational pastor for 17 years. Over those years I have found myself gaining incredible relationships as well as a wealth of knowledge. My uncle once said to me,
“Ben, if you can convince people to serve a God that they cannot taste, feel or touch physically – you can sell anything”.
At the time I heard that statement I was a little “offended” at the implication that I was selling JESUS to people. However, the more i hear that statement in my head, the more I realize what he was saying. The truth is, if we are going to have our own businesses and be free from working for someone else – then we need to have something to sell, something to bring in income. To learn more about where I am going with this conversation, just click here at our Getting Started page.
So, after years of serving in ministry, my wife and I decided it was time to replace our income and “work” for our beliefs in a way that doesn’t require the church to have us on salary. So, here we are! In this website you are going to see a lot of different types of business ideas that WILL work if you work it. These are areas that I have been doing in our quest, or areas that my trusted colleagues have seen success (and I am likely trying at the same time as you).
The fact is, I really want to help people. It has been what I am privileged to do as a pastor, and it is now what I am privileged to do as a business owner. And… I get to farm with my kids now!
So enough about me, let me know something about you??? Be sure to comment and let me know who you are and a little bit about what you are looking for in this website!