She puts the “you” in entreprenYOUer!
I am a big fan of Houston’s own Leisure Learning Unlimited. I’ve taken pottery and ballroom dancing classes via their programs, and think that LLU is a great resource for getting into a new hobby, meeting new friends, and finding out more about whatever interests you.
However, I had a chuckle while looking at their recent catalogue. One person offeres a course on “Solo-prenuering ™,” which she asserts will help you discover how to “earn a living without a job.” In other words, the course teaches you how to string together a living wage from doing random piecemeal work. Such as, perhaps, teaching classes at LLU? It seems so, since the same instructor is also offering courses in becoming a mystery shopper and “Million Dollar Publicity–For Free!” At $29.95 a pop plus $25 for a “required text” for the mystery shopping course and $19.95 for “optional material” for the others, I’m sure her “Solo-prenuer”-ship ™ is paying off quite handily!
I also enjoy reading descriptions of the many other LLU courses people are conducting based on what they do in their everyday lives. I don’t wish to discount the expertise of personal experience, of course, but some of the more “I’m out to make a quick buck by showing you around my house–er, my home-based business” type course descriptions prompted my husband and me to talk about creating our own course, entitled “Whatever the Hell We’re Doing at Our House Today.” In this course, you’ll learn all about infant care, blogging, ignoring inessential housework, advanced powernapping, hot sweaty monkey sex, cooking family meals on a shoestring budget in 30 minutes or less, watering houseplants, watching Queer as Folk DVDs, the miracle of human lactation, being a smartass, and letting the dogs in and out repeatedly. All for a $29.95 enrollment fee, plus $19.95 for optional materials, of course.