Wow, it's been almost a week since I last posted. It shouldn't seem so busy. Especially since we only have a couple kids in the daycare. It has been really hard on my mom and I for the last couple months. We will have parents come to look at the daycare, but we never get a call back. I think it is for various reasons: old dog, wanting educational based care, cheaper care. Whatever it is, we're hurting and wondering if we should even still do daycare. My mom has been doing daycare for 20 years and I have helped her for at least 13. I love being able to work with her because it enables me to also care for my son and also my dad's mom. And who doesn't love working from home (or mom's home).
I have hope that my little online shop will flourish so I can really do what I love and not have to worry about not having very many kids. And that in lies a bunch of stuff I not sure I can handle.
I should be jumping up for joy because I finally made another sale. But instead I felt discouraged, frustrated, and to tell you the truth plain stupid.
I have been doing a lot of reading on entrepreneurship, Kelly's workshop, Deepak Chopra. There has been a lot of questions like, "If you could do anything, what would it be?", "What is the one main thing that's calling to you?" Or implying it's better to pick one thing to specialize in. But thinking of just one thing makes me feel like I have Crafter's ADD. My mind jumps from one photo, scrapbook page, vintage item, sewing pattern, clay brick, paint bottle.........I could go on and on. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.
So as far as etsy goes. I would like my shop to be like a gift shop of sorts. Some vintage items here, natural body products over there, with my other crafty whatevers interspersed.
I became enamored at the possibility of making collaged canvases with the ton of ephemera I have collected over the years. Some being images that I have cut out of various calendars/books/magazines. But then came the issue of copyright, since I have no way of remembering who the images are from. Granted I can just make them for myself but what fun is that. Copyright laws are so obscure and hard to figure out anyways. Anyone have any advise or a link to some that are easy to understand?
Lately I have been posting my business-type stuff to-do list here on Mondays as a form of accountability.
- Practice driving! (I know I am almost 30)
- Change shipping on etsy.
- Fix up shop page- policies, bio, what-nots
- Work on website
- Finish up tutorials
Hope you all have a good week!
This picture above in my take on the Echo challenge - Stripes. You can visit the group here.