These were our choices:
1) What are your new year's goals for your blog and/or shop
- OR -
2) How are you organizing your business for paying taxes?
The second would be too short...organization not necessary because so few sales. So I am going to try for the first one. This could also be quite short - I have no goals...none I write out anyway. So I am using this as a good excuse to do just that.
My shop and blog have similar goals...they both need some organization.
The blog organizing is much more simple than the shop. I just need to decide what kind of thing to post on which day. Pre-writing the posts and scheduling at least 3 a week is also on my list. The Treasures blog will be themed weekly - like next week will be the Beatles ... sky of blue, sea of green and yellow submarine :) That blog is going to be lots of fun.
The Creations blog goal: schedule 3 posts each week plus at least 2 the day of.
The Treasures blog goal: 3 treasure a week with weekly themes.
The shop organization is all behind the scenes in "production". It has been all too easy to let production slow down with so few sales happening. I don't want to get buried by an avalanche of handbags here at home. But since I do have tons of fabric...I guess I should just keep making the mountain of bags higher and higher. I have recently opened shop at Art Fire and Crobbies (will be adding Silk Fair this weekend) and I do prefer adding new items rather than just moving them over from etsy like I have been. I am not sure how many of these I will stick with, but I needed to try different venues.
Behind the scenes requires an organization overhaul. I need to go through all my fabric and put aside those that are not great for bags or do not inspire me. These will be put in a destash on my soon to be opened second etsy shop, TiLT Too! I guess that one will need a goal too...later :)
I also need to find a convenient home for the fabrics I will be using for my bags - hopefully next to my sewing machine. Limited space gets frustrating real fast. I want to have everything in one place. Once my sewing area is clean and organized, I feel I can get to producing.
My organization goal: fabrics and supplies to be sorted through and put away by next Wednesday.
My production goal: 5 bags every week...including photos and listing.