We all pass in front of lemonade stands, installed in front of supermarkets or shopping centers, or around the corner of our houses. The kids were entrepreneurs in training, while the proud moms and dads looked over their shoulders to see how they performed when trying to make the sale. He was supposed to teach young people the valuable lessons to make a sale and make a profit. Yes, you are in business!
Although you would still see the family booths from time to time, these days kids are interested in more exotic lines of business, apps, computer games and … slimes, yes slimes! My 12 year old daughter has taken over an entire closet which she transformed into a storage vault with additional shelves to store endless plastic containers of various sizes, all filled with all kinds of exotic and regular colors of … slime. With these come supplies of “cotton candy” and many other artificial jewels such as emblems and things to imitate cacti, Boba drink balls, “crystal waters”, “pizza heart”, “cactus cereal”, “fruit salad “even” Winnie the Pooh “gold poopsie slime surprise unicorn, what! I’m speechless, I feel like I’ve been thrown into a super slime simulator. Of course, any respectful company would have the slime video collection, hence his endless time of recording everything on video on the iPhone. The finished products are in plastic jars looking so delicious that many times I found myself taking one of them off the kitchen counter to eat, and at the last minute I realized that this thing can actually kill you if it is! eat!
I said “hey lill ma’am, what are you doing with all these things? “At first the answer was:” I’m making them to give to my friends. ” ok, it is not a big thing. But after a while, when I realized that I was spending a few dollars a month on these things, I said “what’s up?” To which she replied, “Oh, I started a limo company, I’m going to go into the limo business.” Said, “okHow “? Well, wouldn’t you know? I already had a … website at this business company called Etsy (I’ve never heard of it). I said why not Amazon or Google? She said they cost money, Etsy is very-very cheap.
I said, okay, let me see your website. Boom: bit.ly/CosmaSlimes. I said wow, how old are you again? I said: Oceana, I am so impressed! You know, at your age, I didn’t even think they were computers yet, or that they were the size of this closet, but you, from your laptop doing all this, awesome! I got a “duh” reply. Before even asking her about her “traffic” and stuff, she says, “I already have 3 sales.” I’m thinking – Get out! You mean I don’t have to spend all that money on your college? Yes, I can finally buy that Ferrari! She says dad not so fast, it’s only $ 27. Yeah but pumpkin, if you can make 3 sales, you can make 30, then 3,000, then 3 million, the sky’s the limit! Ok, you understand. I already feel like the time I got reincarnated as a slime!
The important lesson from all of this is that you are learning about business, marketing, marketing analysis, profit and loss, etc. In addition to this, you are learning to optimize your website traffic, to coordinate activities that can drive traffic to your site. You found out that writing this article will drive even more traffic to your website as I reference your link here and throw high-traffic keywords to it that I picked up from Google Insights.
I’m thinking, what is the potential for this person to be successful in business? I emphasize that everything depends on her, everything depends on the effort she puts in, the energy and enthusiasm, the discipline and the willingness to listen and learn and apply her learning to her business. Some of these learnings will extend to your daily life and relationships.
In the end, one thing is for sure: you can learn a lot by learning how to make slime – learn about success and failure, about family and life itself. Good luck girl. Glad to see that you like lemonade too.
Signed: Your dad, who loves you baby?