Eventually, i'm going to run out of cheesy song and movie titles to head my posts...
I've just been over here the past few weeks looking at all my friend's successful online stores with wonder and a twinge of longing. How does one keep a successful online business? Especially since these people have full time jobs and are one person armies when making their products and being sales and advertising personnel. I've been looking at my own little store Curio Euphoria and noticed no recent sales.
I can't completely complain, I'm not usually consistent with making items and posting them online to be purchased. Most of my sales that do get sold, go unmarked (as in they get sold at conventions instead of online where it can be marked that I've made sales). I also have a terrible habit and want to be good at everything which makes me distracted and depressed when unsuccessful.
It may be a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder that i'm lacking the creativity and energy to do much of anything artsy. I usually put on a couple of pounds when it's not convention season but, it's been more than a little lately there, too. ...boo.
My other adventures outside of crafting that have kept me away has been keeping the new home in order and clean, the influx of bills we've had lately and the continual struggle to apply and interview for jobs so that I'm not traveling all over the damned Greater Kansas City Area to go to work and come home every night. It drains me dry and I find myself spending most of my time in the evenings face down in the couch, bed or today...my sewing room floor until my fiance finds me or our new puppy Wulfric finds me.
I don't mean to be so much of a downer of a post but, it's good to have these days every once in awhile. It helps us to appreciate the better days and I know things will get better. It's just one of those times...
Love x Peace
A twenty-something, fabric hoarding, geek loving, freelance artist who is young at heart and has a sense of adventure.