Okay, so that is not true. Substantially less than the entire population of the planet have ordered a hoop from me today. More specifically, six people have ordered a hoop from me today.
But considering that I'm playing catch up today trying to fill orders placed earlier during the week, and that I've intended to give myself weekends off, getting this huge dump of orders on a Friday is CA-RAZY. I don't know that I'm going to entirely be able to take the weekend off, I will probably be compelled to work at least part of tomorrow, the part before the post office closes, so that I can get a few more hoops in the mail.
I like to keep my orders inbox as clear as possible so that it can overwhelm me as little as possible. Currently, I have 18 open orders. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
A lot of that is due to the fact that because of Green's work schedule, I haven't been able to get to the post office the past two days. Hopefully he comes home in time for me to go today, because I have a huge stack ready to go and I'm working on more.
I feel like I've officially broken into working on my Etsy shop full-time. I am thinking about what will happen when it gets to the point that I need to hire help. Figuring out how to pay anyone helping me would be a challenge, because I certainly can't afford to pay anyone hourly at the moment. My current thought is to hire someone as an independent contractor, and to pay them per task, because I also can't guarantee reliable work.
But I still think that's a ways down the road. I know there's going to be a point where I will hit the limit of hoops I can make. My other fear in hiring someone is how to pay them so that hiring them actually helps increase my income rather than lower it. IDK, IDK. I don't want to be a bad boss, or under pay for anyone's time. It's a tricky subject. I SHALL THINK ON IT.
Ideas would be helpful if you happen to read this and happen to have any.