After a great start this year things my business has really fizzled out, and things are slow. I have yet to have a good show this year, my Etsy shop sales have been far and few between, and I am struggling with what to do next.
Staying positive when things are down is challenging. I had a conversation with my husband last week about shutting down my business and getting a job. He is so great, he told me I would regret it and to just keep working hard. He knows me so well.
I am working on staying positive and motivated, when I do the Monday Motivation posts they are just as much for me as they are for you.
As I try to figure things out and what I want to do going forward I have been busy working on reevaluating my social media plan. I only want to invest my time into a few good sites so I am not wasting what little time I have. Social media can be such a time sucker.
This summer I have been investing some time into Insatagram, it's pretty easy to use and with latergram.me I can schedule my posts which makes it much easier to incorporate into my day. Other social media sites I plan to use regularly are Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook. You can follow me on all these sites at @additionsstyle.
As I work through my struggles of what to do next, I am going to spend a lot of my time in August working on marketing my Etsy shop. Hopefully I can get back in the grove and bring in more sales.
My mantra for August is going to be
"I will generate income everyday"
I just posted this in my studio for inspiration
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Now I just need a good plan.
I will share with you more about my struggles and my future plans in the coming weeks. Please feel free to share in the comments or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some strategies you do, when you are struggling with your business?