Some days I feel like I have so many ideas I'll just pop and that I don't have enough time to make everything I've 'invented' in my imagination. Other days I'm happy to do my repetitive work, filling orders for things I've been making for years or organizing my workbench or ordering supplies. I can't make the donuts every day, (no matter how much I love them). Today was one of those days that I'm happy for the repetition. I have been at the computer all. day. long.
What am I doing all day on the computer (my lovely husband likes to ask me, too)? Well the part of selling online I find most challenging is actually listing items for people to purchase in my shop. Listing consists of editing photos and writing the descriptions. Oh, and figuring out pricing. I hate math. Anyone who has visited me at craft fairs knows that I always have my best friend helping me out. Not only is she fabulous, kind and generous. But she makes a damn fine cash register. Literally.
So here I am editing, writing, calculating. And it's really tough for me. But I listed some items that are part of my Muse Collection but have never been online and feel really good about them. They are simple but very powerful and I really love making them. There's something satisfying to me when I can use a hammer and bang on sterling silver and end up with something wearable and chic. It's just something I love to do. (I'm also singing along to the Glee soundtrack, it helps balance out the pain of doing math).
Anyway, it's all part of building my business. One brick at a time.
I just wish I didn't have to do the math.