Over the past couple of days I have been asked by many people why I ‘allowed’ my child to pursue her own entrepreneurial endeavour, particularly in a field like Psychic Development.
It really is quite simple. I don’t want either of my children to be a position of having to trade Time For Dollars in a job that they may or may not enjoy. I want them to have the option of choosing where and how they work.
So, when Rhiannon asked if she could set up her own site to generate an income, like she had seen others do on the Internet, we didn’t hesitate. We took Rhiannon through to process of choosing a niche she was interested in. She decided she wanted to know more about the Psychic world – having had experiences as a young child – she had a natural curiosity.
Our Internet Marketing Mentors recommend starting with a niche that you are interested in, because you will be able to ‘weather’ the lean times. To our minds, it is also easier to generate content for something you are interested in.
Why an online business? As Brett McFall says, it’s the cheapest place to fail. It’s easy to setup and if it doesn’t fly, there isn’t a lot of money invested. Sometimes you need to ‘kiss a lot of frogs’, so setting up a website and promoting online is a great way to test the market. Apart from that, it meant that Rhiannon could work on it when she wanted to.
Do we feel that it is appropriate to promote a Psychic Development course? Or anything at all to do with ‘being psychic’? Why not… we certainly believe there is more to this life than just our own mundane human existence. We’ve all experienced something ‘other’. Yes, we believe that people can be Psychic – it just differs from person to person.
Of course, there are those who don’t believe in anything ‘Psychic’ and that’s o.k. We’re comfortable for them to feel that way. We all have our own belief systems.
Rhiannon now seeks information about Psychic abilities and development to post to her blog. She also participates in a number of (kid safe) forums, where she does ask questions and contributes.
What Stuart and I find amazing is how much she has learned in the process of setting up her business and how her writing and communication skills have improved.
Rhiannon recently participated in a group chat with me through Skype, with a group of Internet Marketers from around the world. It was amusing to note that those who did not ‘know’ who she was took her to be an adult. They asked her where she worked, whether she lived close to her Mum, etc etc etc. This is a testimony to her ability to communicate.
I was also asked whether Rhiannon writes her own blog posts and articles. The answer is Yes and No. Rhiannon has contracted with a ghost writer to write some of her articles, which she has paid for herself, and she has also written a number herself. When she writes an article, Stuart or I review the content before she publishes – just as we do with just about any post we do.
This is just one step in Rhiannons’ journey of life – in which she sees a bigger picture to her future. This journey will last a life time and the best Stuart and I can do, is to teach her to strive to be all that she can.
Connie and I discussed introducing the entrepreneurial spirit to your children in our Blog Talk Radio this morning.