New Ventures

I have come to the realization that Craft Markets might not be the thing for me. At least not for the immediate future. Maybe I will try them out again later in the year. At the moment I find they are costing me money (stall fee, fuel, etc.) that I simply cannot afford.

Both me and my other half have started up new businesses in the last couple of months. Due to the current economic situation we had absolutely no choice. I’ve been a stay-at-home mum for more than ten years now and have been thinking about setting up my website for more than a year. But, being in a comfort zone with my husband earning a steady salary, I never really got around to it. This however changed over the last few months. Since hubby’s last contract came to an end at the end of March, he hasn’t found new employment yet. Probably because just like him, there are thousands of other IT-specialists also looking for jobs. Unfortunately life does not go to pause while we try to figure something out. We still have two boys to feed, a household to run, rent and the usual bills to pay. So…… we decided to take the plunge and start our own businesses. I have my website where I sell my handcrafted items and artwork, and he has an online pc support website for people who experience problems with their home pc’s and for small businesses. This is remote online help/support. Which means he can assist you wherever you are.

Now the process of promoting and marketing begins. It will do us no good if we do not find clients soon. It’s not always easy to sell yourself/ product/ service to people. You need to convince them to part with their hard earned money. It is even more difficult when you know that the economy is not looking good and everybody is experiencing financial hardship. But you close your eyes, take a deep breath and do what you have to do to survive. You work hard and then you pray and believe. In the end, that is all you can do.

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