I have 4 kids, a husband and a full time job, I think it’s safe to say that the greatest challenge my business must overcome is TIME.
When I was on maternity leave with my daughter Avery (now 9), I started making baby headbands because I couldn’t find unique and cute ones in stores. I made her so many cute and adorable headbands and clips, but guess what? She didn’t let me put anything on her head or let alone leave it there for more than 5 minutes. I had so many headbands, and no one that would wear them and I didn’t want to stop making them, it was fun, and I was good at it. So I started my own Facebook business called Averlee Park Accessories (Named after my three kids Avery, Haylee and Parker) My page is still up and running today, but I haven’t touched it in years. Check it out. I made okay money, nothing to write home about but I did it because I enjoyed seeing my creations on Lil baby girls. As Avery got older, I had less and less time, and before I knew it, I was back to work, and my business fell to the waste side. TIME……
TIME!! Why does the day not have more hours??
Fast forward eight years and I was on maternity leave again, but this time I was planning my wedding and starting a new business. I bought a Cricut cutting machine to make DIY wedding accessories and decorations and found I could use it on so much more. I honed my skill and began to dabble with vinyl cutting. Lone and behold, I started buying product and vinyl to start a new business named Dekal Dekor. This time I wanted to make a profit and make it a fulltime job, so everything had to be right, the product, the photos, the marketing, everything. I concentrated on research, checking out the competition, pricing out my products, doing trials, and once again, the TIME has gotten away from me, and I have yet to get my dream off the ground. I am back to work again. TIME…..
My challenge is finding TIME!! I need to stop with the mom guilt and set aside time to make my dream of having my own Etsy shop a reality.