The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Holiday selling and Blogging too!
The good, the bad and the ugly of blogging is what I’m talking about. Of course I’m writing from an online seller’s point of view. An online Seller who makes her own crafts then sells them online. An online seller who has custody of two grandchildren. Two grandchildren who have 2 dogs and are out of school for 18 days and 22 nights during my busiest selling season. Two grandchildren and 2 dogs underfoot and tearing through the house. And did I mention a retired hubby too.
I have to admit, I picked a pretty stupid time to start a new blog, right in the middle of the year’s two biggest holidays. Christmas followed shortly by a brand New Year! Welcome… 2014!
Since the holidays are behind us, I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and a super Happy New Years!
Christmas is always busy for any online seller and you know why. Online carts are just about as full as shopping carts at Walmart on black Friday.
I’m glad the holidays are behind us and all I have left to do is create a list of more things to do (New Year’s Resolutions) that I might or
might not do. But that’s an entirely different story.
Seasonal selling is usually pretty wonderful as far as the income is concerned. You get more customers with more money (they’ve been saving all year long just to come to your store! Don’t we wish –) But that is how it feels some days.
What you must remember is: more sales mean more returns, more complaints, more custom requests, more products needed, etc.. Everything that normally happens for an online seller during the summer season, quadruples during the holiday season.
No matter how many extra shams I have ready-made, I always need more. No matter how much surplus fabric I buy, I always need more. I think the motto for the holidays should be taken from the Boy Scouts: Be Prepared!
This was no time to construct a brand new blog. Besides the holidays, I have an illness that often interferes; you can read more about that under Living/Health
I do apologize for all the delays … glad you stopped by today
Hope your weather is warm and sunny! ~Sandy