Restarting the Career, and Reclaiming the Hobbies

Being newly retired, not ready to stop working, and prompted by the 2020 stay-at-home orders, I’m ready to start something new. Being really good at working from home, I’m once again self-employed as an individual, and as Arsenault Artist Management, with several more skills under my belt than the bookkeeping that I did from home years ago when my kids were little.

From time to time, if you care to check back, you’ll see things added or adjusted as I live more and learn more. These are arranged in alpha order, lest they reflect my priorities. They don’t. Just happy to keep learning…

Bee Keeping – Read my article “Bee Well” and see that this is a distinct possibility, but I don’t really think it qualifies as a career option.

Bookkeeping – I suppose I could still do that. My experience is with Quickbooks and keeping things simple. No big companies. Small business bookkeeping, the kind of services that help a new business become old.

Classical Guitar lessons – my undergraduate degree is in classical guitar, and I was told recently by a student that I’m a really good teacher. So, yes, I would consider giving lessons again, and I would even consider giving virtual lessons. I’m thinking that lessons would be 45 minutes for adults, 30 minutes for beginners. Inquiries welcome.

Sewing Machine Fun – If given a chance, I may be able to help you fix your own machine if you told me what the problem was. I’ll post my sewing machine collection soon, so you can see what my experience is. 🙂

Virtual Assistant / Customer Service / Artist Management – Really, really talented people may be so focused on their talent that they may need other kinds of help. Suggestions welcome.

Website design and content management – As you can see from this site, I have broken into WordPress and some of the other CMS platforms that are available now. I’ve been working on websites for 25 years, and have never known what I was doing until I did it a few times. Further, I’m pretty quick to say what I am and am not interested in learning how to do.

For both web design and bookkeeping, I’d rather not work by the hour, because my value to you is not how long it takes me to do something, but how quickly I can do it. We’ll agree on a budget and what needs to be done, and then I’ll do it. 🙂 Now that I’m retired, do contact me if you need some help with any of these things. I’ve never been known for my ability to make a living doing any of these things… if you know what I mean.

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