to wish there was just one place on mumsnet to talk about MAKING money

(70 Posts)
Lovelyideas Wed 03-Aug-16 17:24:42

as opposed to not have it, not having enough of it, dealing with specific investments, trying to get back to work, being a freelancer.

I have been chugging along earning between £25 and £40k for 12 years, now I have the possibility of earning considerably more, and I wish there was a place you could go to feel entrepreneurial and talk about things like delegation, scaling things up, marketing, tax, etc.

If this was mansnet, there would be tonnes of places to talk about making money sad

if anyone else wants to make money, or is going about making money in an interesting way, or is tired of not making money and wants to get serious about making some, please wander over and chat.

WorraLiberty Wed 03-Aug-16 17:33:22

Well you won't get very far with that attitude will you? grin

You've come to AIBU with a sad face, bemoaning the lack of money making topics?

Why not post in Site Stuff, suggesting a money making topic?

That's if there isn't one already?

bitemyshinymetalass Wed 03-Aug-16 17:37:01

There are FOUR topics in the money section and NINE in the Work section, including investments, free lancing/self employed and startups.....if you really think you need yet another one, take it to site stuff.

If you want to get serious about making money, you might want to improve your attention to detail.

The freelance/self-employed board would probably be sure good bet if you're feeling 'entrepreneurial'. Funnily enough, doing these things involve ideas,taxes, marketing etc

Why do you thin you need a separate board?

Oh,there's the Start Ups board for asking about ideas too btw

hmm

witsender Wed 03-Aug-16 17:56:39

There's a money section surely? Lots of people like making money.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 10:39:54

Thanks for the replies.snidey insults come free I guess smile

Thereare occasional threads on the various boards mentioned, but no dedicated place.

Will report and ask

bitemyshinymetalass Thu 04-Aug-16 10:41:06

They ARE the dedicated place, ffs! If you want particular threads, start them there. Unless you're looking for your very own topic, its all already there.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 10:58:49

they ARE the dedicated place,

Which one though?

GetAHaircutCarl Thu 04-Aug-16 11:04:56

I think in a way it doesn't matter OP.

Start a thread and people will come (hopefully).

However, you won't change the general tone of MN which can be very scathing of people (especially mothers) who are interested in work and making money.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 11:23:31

GetahaircutCarl,

I think you've put your finger on it.

thanks for being the voice of sanity.

HeddaLettuce Thu 04-Aug-16 11:25:33

Which one? Whichever one is right for you!

I wish there was a place you could go to feel entrepreneurial and yalk about things like delegation, scaling things up, marketing, tax, etc

Self employed or start ups, I guess. Try there.

thatstoast Thu 04-Aug-16 12:22:49

Who was that woman who owned an island? She used to post lots about women aiming to be high earners.

acasualobserver Thu 04-Aug-16 12:29:33

Thanks for the replies.snidey insults come free I guess

Well, that's not very entrepreneurial for a start. If AIBU could charge for snidery there'd be some fucking rich MNers.

HeddaLettuce Thu 04-Aug-16 12:31:03

Xenia, I think?

I object to someone coming on here and saying If this was mansnet, there would be tonnes of places to talk about making money sad as if we are talking about knitting and nappies cos we are women hmm Especially when she has been pointed to the 13 + topics that cover exactly that. There are loads of topics and threads here for women about making money, OP just can't find them. Her fault.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 12:35:23

"Self employed or start ups, I guess. Try there."

thanks for reply.

Those are great boards if you are dealing with the day to day realities of self-employment (help! where's my pension!) or starting up (how do I do this?)

But that's very very different to growing a business, scaling a business, etc. apples and oranges.

Since when has mumsnet been scathing about mums wanting to earn money ffs?

Have another one of these, on the house hmm I'm now going to get more work done for my own business......

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 12:36:22

rofl at

Well, that's not very entrepreneurial for a start. If AIBU could charge for snidery there'd be some fucking rich MNers.

smile
I guess that's what MN Justine does....

No it's not OP, it is the right place for it!

Self employment is the board to go to, then just start a thread about the topic you want to discuss.

Simple

HeddaLettuce Thu 04-Aug-16 12:37:40

But that's very very different to growing a business, scaling a business, etc. apples and oranges

Isn't that what startups are? New growing businesses? Start your own thread there! You don't need an entirely new topic, you just need to start your own thread.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 12:38:00

"There are loads of topics and threads here for women about making money, OP just can't find them. Her fault."

there aren't you know.

There was Xenia, but she is a rather unusual person with a style that easily offends and can send threads offtrack superfast.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 12:38:56

Self employment is the board to go to, then just start a thread about the topic you want to discuss.

thanks. I have tried.
But it isn't the place to talk about scaling up a businses.
Scaling up a businses is not the same as self-employment.

fastdaytears Thu 04-Aug-16 12:39:57

Who was that woman who owned an island? She used to post lots about women aiming to be high earners

Poor love isn't allowed to post any more

I'm not sure that a dedicated area is needed. I started and run a business and it's doing quite well thanks but not something I'd really come to MN to talk about.

Delegation applies to everyone so you'd probably be able to talk about that on work somewhere.

I wouldn't be looking to get tax advice online.

Can't even remember what else you said. Entrepreneurs aren't a different species. Most of us are here for a break from our businesses.

Lovelyideas Thu 04-Aug-16 12:40:23

I have tried Hedda, a fair few times over the last year or so. but the culture doesn't seem to be there.

Those boards are awesome for "getting your feet back under the table" as it were. Less so for the next step.

opheliaamongthelillies Thu 04-Aug-16 12:40:45

Why don't you try a "growing your business"/marketing website?

HeddaLettuce Thu 04-Aug-16 12:42:00

There are thousands and thousands.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/business_start_ups
www.mumsnet.com/info/search?query=new+business+idea
www.mumsnet.com/info/search?query=start+new+company

I just found about ten thousand in 2 minutes. I hope you won't need this much spoon feeding with your business!

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