Thursday, March 12, 2009

So I Quit My "Day" Job

Today is my first official day as a full-time, work-from-home crafter. When I tell people I left my nice, non-profit, part-time job (with benefits) in this economy, most people seem to think I'm a smidge brave and mostly insane. If you've read the etsy Storque article on piddix, you know that I've been trying to balance two 30-hour-a-week jobs plus be home with my son four days per week. It had finally reached the point where something had to give.

Over the past two years piddix has grown from a hobby to a real, grown-up business with Quickbooks and all. Designer AshleyG has said about her amazing etsy shop "our time is directly proportional to our income." During the next 30 days I'll be sharing different tips that I've learned along the way, plus try to answer the question of whether, by putting more time, energy, and resources into my crafting business it can take off and thrive.

Wish me luck.

4 comments:

Karmacrochet said...

I wish you a lot of success!

I agree with you about "our time is directly proportional to our income" :-)

BTW I love your shop

Patricia

piddix said...

Thanks so much Patricia. In my case, I'm really hoping that will be true. I'm taking a bit of a leap that with more time into piddix, sales will increase as well. We'll see.

carrie carm said...

I am wishing you luck! I've had my eye on your shop for a while - and one day, when I have a better printer, I hope to actually make a purchase...... Congratulations on taking the plunge.

Here's some unasked for advice: whenever someone starts babbling about what should and should not be done in this "economy": put my fingers in my ears and start singing/screeching nonsense to drown out their voices.

piddix said...

carrie carm, I hear you about all of the "sky is falling" economy talk. While yes, things don't seem to be great, if we wait for the perfect time, we may never do what we want to do. I also like the idea that if I can make piddix work now, it will be even better when the economy picks up again.