School has now been in session for two and a half weeks. I LOVE my job. I teach art and it is a blast. It is also very stressful. I love to create things on my own but I find when I am teaching I have no energy left when I get home. I come home dog tired and barely get dinner on the table before I collapse on the couch.
I love sewing and I love making things with felt. I also enjoy drawing, painting and lots of other things. I have been selling things online for just about a year now. I have done okay but I haven’t really pushed sales, advertised or even consistently added inventory. These are all things I REALLY need to be doing if I want to get serious about this business.
If I were to quit teaching and go full time at my crafting business I would have to make a profit of 75 to 100 dollars a day in order to be able to afford it. I am not looking to get rich but my school loans are a BEAST! Currently I make an average of about 50 dollars a week! Basically I make just enough money to support the purchase of more felt and fabric.
I recently came across this book.
This book is amazing and has really got me thinking about focusing my direction and getting more serious about my crafting business. This book has answered some really important questions about starting a business. Since it is geared toward crafting it was a perfect match.
I am currently in the process of drafting a business plan along with both short and long-term business goals. I hope you join me as I go through this very scary and exciting journey of starting a crafting business!