Finding My Footing (October 2021)
I’m going to be honest: I have been struggling a lot with organizing myself and making good habits out of all of this. I have so many ideas and plans for the future of my business but getting it to work with everything else that's going on in my life is truly the hardest part. There is no excuse for this, and I know I have to stop letting myself get in the way of making my business great. So far I have been trying to look up pricing and products online to stock up my inventory. I even have been researching how others made smart choices on pricing, as well as other marketing tips.
Usually, I listen to other people’s advice when it comes to my business, but rather than taking that advice I only use parts of it to guide my decision-making. For example, I would make jewelry and sell it as my main product. Soon after I realized I needed a variety of products, so I decided to use the money I made from selling jewelry to buy an embroidery machine to create different designs on clothing and sell them. At first, many people said I should stick with jewelry and only focus on that instead of adding completely new products. Because I was getting all this feedback, I was nervous to sell the clothing I had embroidered. I decided I needed to do what I believed was right for my business. I started selling them, and they sold out in the first couple of days. Overall, my embroidery line made me even more money than the jewelry that I had been selling.
I realized even if it was something that at first was "not the best idea," I did it anyway. I didn't quite understand how to make it make sense for everyone else, except that it does not need to. It only needed to make sense for me if it ended up working out in the end.
There is a method to my madness, and I'm excited to share my ideas and thoughts with everyone. Hopefully, by my next blog, I will be able to give you details on how I have improved in managing my time and focusing on doing what is necessary for my business to grow.