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My Chiropractor Gave Me BLOGGING Homework!

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I’ve seen a new chiropractor twice now, Dr. Greg Green here in Houston, TX. He’s awesome – personality-wise and with his practice.  (Just an fyi, he has a couple of free videos and links to other resources he trusts at http://greggreendc.com/…no kickbacks for me, just thought you’d like to know.)

My Homework

He also blogs with his own free weekly newsletter and has an online course – all in the health field. He loved that I blog too. And now he’s given me freaking homework! What?!

He says I need to create a course that would be helpful to 500+ people a month. He thinks that I should make How I Make Money Blogging into a course or create a course about starting your own pet sitting business on the cheap. Ideally, he wants me to do both. He also thinks I should do it ASAP and stop procrastinating like a wuss.

Yep, he’s demanding. He’s also right.

What Course Should I Make First?

So, with that in mind, what do you think I should tackle first? You are my people. You will tell people you know that an awesome blogger you know just made a course about _____ and they should check it out. What should be in that blank?

  1. How to start a blog and how I make money from it?
  2. How to start a pet sitting business on the cheap that can be a full time job?
  3. Something else entirely?

Let me know! I’m going to start working on this immediately. My current goal is to have the course made and launched ASAP…most likely by the end of April but maybe sooner if I really dig in…

Thank you so much in advance!



FYI:  I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year.  I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home.  If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!).  Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!
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9 thoughts on “My Chiropractor Gave Me BLOGGING Homework!

  1. Here’s my thoughts: Courses on making money blogging are a dime a dozen. While you do have a fan base already, most of your fans have likely already bought your ebook, or are already bloggers themselves. That means you’d be competing with all the other gazillion blogging experts for the remaining market share. On the other hand, I don’t think there is nearly the competition in the ‘learn how to be a pet sitter’ market. Therefore – for no other reason than I think you could sell more enrollments – I’d go for a course on pet sitting.




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  2. I second the pet sitting vote! That’s a more unique side job and you have a lot of lessons you learned on the job you could share.




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  3. I too am a pet sitter in Houston, but it is a very sporadic side gig and I would still absolutely sign on for a course on pet sitting as a business. I’d like to know how to optimize this into a full time empire. (Erm, I’m sure I meant to type “job”.)




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  4. @Everyone, lol, kk, pet sitting is definitely the winner thus far.

    @Leilani, I’ll do my best. It’ll definitely cover exactly how I got it to making $2000-$4000 a month every month and then have a small section at the end for all of the advice I’ve ever received about making it a full blown empire. 🙂




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  5. There are, at last count, exactly 50 zillion blogging courses out there. Pet-sitting is unique, and approachable to anyone who wants a side-hustle. Housewives with kids in school, college students, etc.

    Bonus points if you can find a way to tie in walking Furries as a bonus module. 🙂




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  6. I think it should be a courses. How to start a pet sitting business. Do research. Cover mobile pet sitting/walking and the set up of a store front pet service. Go in-depth on the pros and cons of each. The overhead. The differences in tad liability, insurance, flexibility, promotions and advertising . Like those defensive driving courses, do not just use your experience, but compare it to others experiences. Make sure to emphasize differences of starting where you live and in different climates a d markets. Make it a truly educational tool.
    . Then do a separate one on taking care of animals by class and by emotional nature. Look into the reasons people go into denial about their pets or accept unsociable behaviors. Go through some handling safety practices, to safely meeting and I interacting with others. Maybe add how to use you vehicle and why some vehicles better than others. Just showing how to handle or not handle an animal could take up some time
    While doing research for each course, keep up with your references, so you can do more specific courses in each area, giving your first course takers free or reduced chances at all updates or new courses. See if others with courses already online would review your courses and do likewise. Like you networked with other bloggers. You may publish more pet clips or bloopers and successes on a new YouTube channel with only you professional courses and outtakes, mostly humorous supporting course material. Try to expand into the professional pet care business show easy cleaning techniq. Easy promotions. How to help others care for their animals for the long haul.




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  7. I like the pet sitting idea and I don’t even have a pet and am allergic to many furry critters. Even I enjoyed learning a little bit about it that you’ve shared here.




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