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Launching my blog and Etsy shop has been a second full time job for almost two months now. Here’s what’s happened to me so far:
It’s been my lunch hour, evenings, weekends, and extra free time activity.
It’s definitely caused some lack of sleep, some late nights, and some early mornings.
I’ve used coffee and dry shampoo more than any human should be allowed to.
I’ve wondered if any of this hustle is worth it.
The shop and blog began as a way to release some creative energy, be my own boss (someday), and for the time being, make some extra money to help pay off my and my husband’s remaining student loan debt. I knew right out of the gate how much work would go into it, I just didn’t realize the energy required for the amount of work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m just stating that I’m going to need to get a caffeine drip going soon. I’m nearing the finish line of preliminary ground work, but there’s obviously maintenance that will still need to go into the blog, the shop, and developing my audience.
I’m sure all of your have heard of work/life balance. But what about day job/side work/life balance? It’s a trickier proposition, that’s for sure. I’ve been at this for a couple months now and I’ve already learned some things along the way. My hope is that they’ll help you better manage whatever is on your plate, too.
I recently stumbled upon Creative Market and I quickly found a bunch of things to pin for personal use as well as business use.
It’s Monday again! This means two things: It’s the day where we ask ourselves, “Where in the heck did my weekend go?!” and it’s time for my Etsy Shop Update! Hard to believe, but this Friday my little shop will be one month old! It has been a month of learning, trial, and error. But there’s been a lot of valuable experience along the way, too.
I find that Printable Cards give you just enough structure to get going, but considerably more freedom to make it your own than a store bought card. For today’s Find Out Friday, I’m going to show you how one printable can be dressed up three different ways.
I really love to read. I love to read so much, that I actually worked at a library in college. It was amazing; when patrons didn’t need help, I could read to my heart’s content. *sigh* I had an endless supply of books and because I had to shelve them, first dibs when new ones… Continue reading 10 Amazing Books for New Entrepreneurs