Working for a living....

Feb. 20th, 2008 02:22 am
lyssac: (Default)

So after a long time talking about it and a couple of helf-hearted efforts toward doing it, I am working on starting a home-based business. I'd love for a thousand dollars to just magically appear before me in the next thirty-six hours, so that I can run full-tilt at this, but alas that is unlikely to happen. I hate doing this piece-meal, because I don't want to overextend myself money or time wise, as I tend to do when I get impatient. I can do it, though, and I keep telling myself that.

It's important because DH and I really could use the extra income. Perhaps our crappy jobs wouldn't be so bad if we weren't living paycheck to paycheck, if I wasn't trying to figure out how to make summer tuition so that I'm not going to be stuck in this rut forever. Pessimistic? Perhaps. I do have a plan though.

////Also, I have had plans for an actual business for years that DH and I talk about on an almost daily basis. The idea of actually being able to open/run it is one off the few things that helps keep him sane. I hope to be able to eventually do that////

I do have a large inventory of Hermit Crab supplies and shells, etc, that I got a huge deal on (practically a steal) from a store that was going out of business. I am going to push that all on ebay and an on-line storefront until it it gone! it is essentially all profit, provided I don't majorly undercharge on shipping (as I have done in the past).

Next, I am going to start making jewelry again to sell. Expect to see a bit of that in coming weeks as I finish a few pieces for [ profile] amireal and a few others as I can afford to buy new supplies and put them together. I used to make quite a lot of various jewelry, and sell it (and a few other craft and sewing projects) at festivals in the area, and there seems to be a good market for the type of stuff that I do the most (reproduced and repurposed vintage-type costume jewelry).

That's what I want the thousand dollars for (yes, I know it's not going to happen, but a girl's gotta wish). That would set me up with a very nice selection of supplies, crystals, beads, wire, findings and more. Still, I am finding some decent pieces; it's just that they are pieces here and there - a brooch, some findings, a couple of crystals. It's a little frustrating when I want to be creative NOW.

I think I'm on a creative streak, in general.

Anyway that's what's up with me lately, and why I am currently not sleeping (or studying for my dreaded biochem test, or catching up on my clinical chem assignments).

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