Sunday, May 15, 2011

Following My Dream

I have been doing a lot of thinking about following a dream of mine to own my own little business.


I have been really inspired by a number of bloggers and the great businesses they have created for themselves. Having a creative business of my own is a dream of mine, too. I'm not entirely sure the direction I am going, but as Miss Mustard Seed says in her Workshop Series, sometimes you just have to make a start and try to find your niche.


So, one of my first steps is to attempt to sell a few things through my blog, and continue to sell things locally on Craigslist and kijiji. Funny enough, buying, selling and reselling on kijiji (similar to Craigslist) has been my first success in my venture, just not where I intend to stay. I know my business will change and I hope it evolves. I need to be more creative in what I make and sell to be truly satisfied. I have surprised my family at how successful selling on kijiji has been for me.

I have some ideas for other things, but time will tell how that works. Thankfully my family is very supportive, and although I work away from home close to full time, my kids are now at the age where I have more time available. One thing I am trying is Adsense and I will be open to other forms of advertising as opportunities arise.

I would like to eventually have a professional blog makeover to incorporate my fledgling business a bit better, but for now I created a separate FOR SALE page. I'm open to suggestions and always looking for advice (just don't be too harsh because I'm just trying to get started!)  Do you have a business dream or are you already working on it?





7 comments:

  1. oh I have a dream but no time! I would love to create all the time and then sell my crafts but I honestly have not had time to do any of it lately so the dream seems farther from grasp. Someday...and good luck to you!!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    Good Luck! A new business adventure how exciting. Especially when you love what you do!
    I'm following too! And to have the support from you family will make all the difference.
    All the best, Christine

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  3. My dream is to sell my hand painted yarn and a few knitted items. We will soon have alpaca yarns available as well. I started on Etsy and sales are up and down. I will try my luck at Farmer's markets this summer and see how that goes.
    I wish you luck in your new venture, it's really exciting!

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  4. Well my dream is my own woodworking business called "follow your heart woodworking" which I am trying to get off the ground. I went back to college to learn carpentry at the age of 40. Unfortunately my location is not the greatest for this type of business, but I am hoping for sales to pick up soon. Best of luck with your dream, Elizabeth!

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  5. Good luck.. I know that you will do great.

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  6. Good for you Elizabeth. I for one would love to shop at any store run by you!!

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  7. i say good luck and god bless you. i wish i had a glimpse of my next move (after being a sahm for 24 years) i just have no idea who i am anymore. but it feels nice to see others take a step in a direction of interests.
    keep us posted!

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