Today I was very responsible. I announced the winner for the hoop contest I was running and I contacted my mailing list about it. 74 people have opened said e-mail and 10 of those people have clicked on things in it. THANKS FOR THE STATS, MAILCHIMP, YOU WIN THE INTERNET.
I don't think I've mentioned here yet that I finally signed up for Leonie Dawson's Business Academy thing. Which is basically just a monthly fee you pay to have access to all of her courses and FB group and anything else she doles out by way of advice or help over the course of your membership. She was running a sale last month and it was finally affordable enough for me to bite the bullet and go for it.
So now I'm learning all these THINGS about BUSINESSING and I've got a billion IDEAS and I'm trying to DO some of them. Most of these things revolve around actually setting up my website and turning it into a decent, functional, navigable thing that isn't lying around on Wordpress, sad and neglected.
Unfortunately, my friend who was theoretically building my website for me four years ago had some e-mails get lost in the shuffle of e-mail land and lost the rights to jesshoops.com, which we both totally failed for months to remember to transfer over to me.
So now I'm in this waiting game of checking every day to see if it's available again. It could be available this week. It might not be available until a month from now. I DON'T KNOW ISN'T THAT FUN?
In the meantime, I'm super motivated to consolidate all the things onto one site, and print up promotional materials with proper links so that everything points to the right place, but I can't do that.
It sucks extra hard because I feel like I have an idea that could help me earn some extra, slightly more passive income. And sales are slow as balls right now, because a) It's not festival season, and b) a bunch of shops have popped up charging basically the cost of materials for hoops, and they're getting practically allllllllll the hoop sales. I honestly don't know how much of an effect the pop up shops are having on my sales, but all of my fellow hoop making friends are experiencing pitiful sales of late as well.
SO I'M TRYING NOT TO PANIC. I'm going to keep doing my best to implement what business I can while things are slow, because what else can I do? We have enough money to get us through to next month, but after that, I really need to come up with some sort of Hail Mary business pass, or suck it up and get a holiday job maybe. Green not working means I'm carrying us, and I can't do that on shitty sales.