A Clear Reminder

March 20, 2020

This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my side-hustle, SendView.

Since my update last week, COVID-19 has almost completely shut down the industry I work in during the 9-5. Starting Thursday afternoon, one-by-one virtually every ski resort in the country announced they would be closing for at least a week, but usually for the season.

And with those closures came a lot of uncertainty.

Will layoffs eventually have to happen if resorts can’t open again soon? Will hours get cut back? I have no idea what the answer is, but I know one thing: I’m less concerned that I would have been a few years ago.

Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. But one of them, without a doubt, is SendView. This project has given me three things:

  • Confidence: that I have the skills to create revenue completely on my own
  • Income: we have a little coming in, so it’d be there if needed
  • Hope: it’d give me something to put my energy into rather than just worry

I hope we can pull through as a company and industry. I believe we can. But regardless of what happens in the short or long term, this little side-project – along with my savings, simple lifestyle, and a few other smart moves we’ve made – has given me a really comforting mental boost during a really strange time.

More updates from my side hustle journal:
A Pricing Page Predicament
March 27, 2020
A Clear Reminder
March 20, 2020
Just Do It
March 13, 2020
Little Things
March 6, 2020
Confidence and Pricing
February 28, 2020
Steering
February 21, 2020
Payoff
February 15, 2020
Partnering Up
February 7, 2020
A Good Week
January 31, 2020
One by One
January 24, 2020
Patience
January 17, 2020
First Things First
January 10, 2020
The Build or Not to Build
January 3, 2020
Optimism
December 31, 2019

Hi, I'm Gregg.

I'm a marketer, maker, and long walk taker.

       

By day I run marketing for resort CRM / ecommerce provider, Inntopia. After the kids go to bed my laptop is my workshop where I'm building an email marketing tracking platform called SendView.