Self employment here I come

I better get cracking on launching my business. Being unemployed I cannot use the excuse that I have no time. I applied for an Etsy account and did a few things to set up my store but mostly have been spending lots of my time researching and reading all sorts of online information about starting a business. Etsy has a tremendous online source of information and various methods of support. After all, if the Etsy stores are successful then Etsy is successful as well. But I am feeling frozen in my efforts. This is all new to me and I suppose I am afraid of failure. Classic, right? So I have an appointment to meet and discuss my business plans with someone from SCORE counseling. SCORE ( is “a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed” according to their website. Maybe with some hand-holding I can get past my fear and jump into the task at hand. Discipline versus procrastination.

The desire is to be sole proprietor of my own company and spend my days doing the kind of work that I enjoy. I have a few ideas for what I would like to pursue as a business besides selling my handcrafted jewelry. Starting a small farm on my property is another. When I eventually move onto the property to live full time I hope to add chickens, goats, sheep, possibly alpacas, and a fish pond for talapia. I could still continue my jewelry business and expand into fiber arts thanks to the generosity of my four-legged friends. Wish me luck or, better still, kick me in the butt and say “get cracking!”

8 responses to “Self employment here I come

  1. Ooooh this sounds so exciting!! Is your handmade jewellery already online?
    You certainly sound like you’re going to be very busy what with making pretty things AND dealing with all those animals. I know I couldn’t do it! (procrastination ought to be my middle name!)
    Can’t wait to hear more about your ventures!

    • I do have a few of my pieces in this website on another page. Click on ‘My wire work’ at the top of this blog. One thing I must do is improve the quality of those pictures. Please check back and we can all see how I do.

  2. Woohoo. Just keep pushing. I would get out to the land as soon as you can, you are NEVER unemployed if you have a few animals to work with. Plus you can feed yourself. And setting up a jewelery workshop out in the country will be so good. Just go slow. Make each step count! Fantastic, i look forward to hearing about your next steps! c

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