Running an online business can be tough. There are so many different resources, tips, and tricks out there to get you started, but where do you even start?
As a lot of you know, running your own online business entails a LOT.
You're the creative mind behind each product.
You are the accountant.
You are the shipping department.
You are the accounts payable AND receivable.
You are the supply-orderer.
You are the seamstress//crafter//baker//writer.
You are the photographer.
You, you, YOU.
YOU do it all.
Maybe your husband helps some.
Maybe you enlist your kiddos as slaves.
Maybe you are lucky enough to have to funds to hire help (whether that be virtual or in real life).
But lets face it, especially when your'e first starting out: Its all you!
This can be overwhelming, stressful, and make you want to pull your hair out all at once. BUT, it can also be rewarding, gratifying, and you CAN be successful at it!
I run an online shop, participate craft shows, write this blog, contribute to others' blogs, AND have a FULL TIME 9-5 job. Yes, my life is NUTSO CRAZY at times, but I love it because I love what I do.
Luckily for me, my 9-5 job has given me the opportunity to learn a lot for my OWN business. For my 9-5 job, I take care of the mail order for a locally owned fabric boutique. In this process, I have learned oodles about shipping & am excited to share them with you throughout this mini series!
Here are some topics you can look forward to seeing throughout this series:
-Shipping costs (what should they be?)
-Trips to the Post Office vs. Doing it yourself
Do YOU have shipping//packaging questions?
I'd love to answer them throughout my mini-series!
Send your questions to
caroline AT sewcaroline DOT com
and I will do my best to cover them over the course of the next few weeks!
In the mean time,