Letters From The Basement #2
The other day I was going through my evernote (which I perviously used as a journal), and look what I found:
"Secretly I hope the etsy thing will go well.
Could I make $2000 dollars a month doing that? That is the high end for the jobs I want now.
Definately not at first. I would have to tell my family, and maybe start a blog for it. how many 5 dollar items is that? 400. 400 items a month. 13 items a day. that doesn't sound too bad. That must be a pretty large audience though. Advertising? Would I do that? craft fairs?
I don't know. I would be cool. I'll give it a go. But I'm not sure. "
I wrote this in 2013, when I was preparing to graduate college. Now, more than two years later I am barely starting to "give it a go".
Last week was so discouraging. I felt like nothing was happening Biz wise, I was sick (red flag on thought legitimacy! haha), and my daily routines were off. I tried a couple things online that went nowhere, and that was rough.
But I am not giving up! (I for sure thought about it though). I am going to get focused, keep listening to my mentors, and keep learning the work.
I have been binge listening to Being Boss and of course this is now my favorite podcast. Emily and Kathleen are just so on top of things, and I love their intro music and mantra. It gets me pumped.
Last week I posted some hand painted cards on the shop, but they haven't gone anywhere either. This whole Biz puzzle has a lot of pieces, and I lose focus easily. I am going to go back to really focusing on perfecting my stained glass line, which I took a break from last week.
I have 46 Instagram followers (5 more than last letter!)
I have 10 items in my Etsy Shop (I added those cards), and they are all still there.
I'm enjoying writing these simple numbers, so I can see the small growth. Not because the numbers are "what matter" but because they are easy to see.
If you haven't picked up on the pattern, I am publishing posts every Tuesday. I schedule them at 6am, so they are ready when you are.
This week I am trying to get just one thing done everyday.
What are your goals for this week?
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I'm Sara. I live in Portland, Oregon. I have chickens. I love coffee AND tea, I make stained glass pendants in my basement, and I love adventures and new ways to live. I have an Etsy store as well.
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