Thursday, September 25, 2014


I have never in my life heard anyone complain about making MORE money. My boss has done nothing but complain all week about the phones ringing. Every time it rings it is someone scheduling to bring material in but the thing is that everything that comes in, she makes commissions on, so why is she complaining about more money?

I have been toying with more ideas for how to be a stay at home mom. I really want to be my own boss. I am tired of listening to my boss get an attitude with me about things and talking to me like I am a piece of crap on her shoe. I don't deserve that. I have to work harder to get my business going and get out of this place. I don't care if I work all day at my day job and all night at my business to get it going. I have to do something. I can't take it anymore.

I have several things in mind to get going but have to get them made. I am going to do advertising bags and deliver but I will also do some for my business too. I should be able to get the bags done with no problem and can deliver on my lunch breaks and such. I will have to work it out. And I will work it out. I have been fighting the urge to punch someone in the throat all day. Have to keep moving forward. Motivation baby.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I once was lost but now I am found....sort of

I did a lot of soul searching and went from Barefoot Books to Avon to Thirty-One and could not get parties booked and could not get orders. Like I was saying before, no one has the money for those items. My husband told me to stop wasting my time with these companies and look into something that is more me. I thought about it and the reason I wanted to do home parties was because I wanted to get to the point where I could be a stay at home mom and work for myself. But there was a problem. I wanted to get away from work for a corporation where I am doing all the work and making money for them and waiting to get paid. Doing direct sales I was working for a corporation where I was doing all the work and making them money and still waiting to get paid. If I want to get away from that then why was I moving on to the same situation. It didn't make sense once I thought about it.

I have been doing my plastic canvas for about 10 years now so I have a website where I sell the crafts I have made. I also will be adding sewn items and embroidered items to the website too. I want to make things like what Thirty-One has to offer but more affordable. Most people can't afford to spend $75 on a bag. Most do good to spend $30 on a bag. I want to offer a more affordable option. Plus with direct sales, it seems like I was getting little to no help. They wanted me to book parties but when I would ask for help on ideas they would tell me to book with family and friends or book my own. When I tell them that no one would book parties and that I did my own and no one booked off of it because no one showed up they would tell me to book with family and friends or would not answer at all. help.

I decided to do things my own way and have made more money selling my crafts than I did with Barefoot Books, Avon, and Thirty-One combined and I was able to do something that I did normally sitting on my couch watching TV with my family. Didn't even have to leave the house. With direct sales you are limited to what you can do because you have to go by their guidelines. With my own business I can do things the way that I want. Now just to get things going full time.