Tuesday, January 5, 2010

But I don't want a "real" job!

I have been very busy listing away in my shops these past few weeks. I have set a certain monetary goal that I would like and need to meet every day. I can't possibly accomplish my goal if I don't constantly list new items or renew the older ones. I am also expanding my horizons and listing some of my handmade jewelry supplies on ebay as well.

So, now I have 4 etsy shops, an artfire shop and I am back at ebay too. I can't miss, can I?

If I don't treat this like a "real" job I will have to go get one. I dread that like you would not believe. I had planned to apply for a certain job after the first of the year but I haven't done it yet. The thought of working for someone else again and working weekends and holidays just about makes me ill. So, I have redoubled my efforts and I feel like it is entirely possible for me to make a living doing this. I just need to keep working hard and I will succeed. I've already noticed a huge increase in my vintage jewelry shop sales so I know that my plan is working!

Any other etsy sellers out there that are having the same dilemma as myself?  Are you torn between your business and needing a steady, reliable income?  I'd love to hear what you are doing in this situation!


Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

oh yes!! I dread the J.O.B. (just over broke) too! I am rather new to etsy, but have done fairs and such in the past and I just can't seem to get a handle on etsy. I think it is the time of year for me, we shall see. Good luck! Let's root for eachother and stay away from the dreaded J word!!

geschichtenvonkat said...

i'm very much in the same place: I've done the cubicle thing and it just makes me so sad inside—using ones hands to create real things is so much more rewarding and you're very right about the joys of managing ones own schedule!! thinking of opening up my second etsy shop and in the middle of restructuring my current shop; It's a lot of work but I hope to expand and sell more because i can't imagine how i would go back to "real" work either. there just has to be a way to do good simple hard work and still make money!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I certainly don't know the answer(s). I have 2 etsy shops, which I started about a year ago. I have not been able to put enough time into them, but perhaps this year.... And I thought selling online would be rather easy.
wishing you much success! You have great shops!