I'm learning, guys. Or at least, I'm trying to. This whole business is one of entrepreneurship, and I hope to one day be totally fine with the flexibility it requires. Until that day, may my family be patient and endure my stress...
One of the things I've learned this week is that digital prints are much needed, and I shall be happy to fill that need for you. I'm shifting focus at least while my beloved sewing machine is in the shop.
The other, much harder lesson I learned -- after posting about Halloween decor I've been frantically trying to create (life is busy, yo) -- is that no one cares about Halloween anymore. That is SO three months ago.
It's all about Thanksgiving now.
No, not even. It's all about Christmas.
Silly me, I thought, "That's just the people thinking that. I've got time to get Halloween stuff out, and then even more time for Christmas stuff. One month at a time, people!" But no, that is not what a business is about.
You see, I went to a group all about Christmas at the referral of a friend. And there I saw it. over 100 orders for a product I was planning on making. Yes. ME. I was going to make it and sell it for Christmas this year. Yet this lady beat me to it, because SHE knows what she's doing. She posts a picture of the product she made like 10 years ago - no, actually, she posts a picture of a product she didn't even make; I know because I PINNED THE DANG THING off Pinterest myself thinking, "wow, what a great idea to sell."
Good idea indeed. It's not even Halloween, and I'm working on making Trick-or-treat bags, and she has all the time in the world to focus on her one product that everyone in the world wants.
Don't even try to console me by saying at least I had the good idea. It's too late. I need shoulders to weep on, folks.
So, I'm taking a leaf out of her book. I'm going to post pictures of someone else's work that I know I can make, and I'll start taking orders so I know exactly how many I will need to make. Right? Right.
And about Thanksgiving, I'm taking orders for those, too.
Long story short, go to my fb page to place orders for Holiday products. If you want it, tell me. If you want to see an idea created, tell me. Do it now, because that's when all the cool kids are doing it.
I love herbs & spices, cats, low brass instruments, international relations, culture, traveling, writing, and most of all, my family.