Is this a business or a hobby? March 28, 2018 12:03 40 Comments
You may wonder why I titled this blog as I did. I recently got an order while I was on vacation that I could not fulfill in a timely manner. Of course, a normal business does not go on vacation, but this isn't a normal business. I started this as an experiment to see how effective the internet is. Well it is amazing how it works. Now this is by no means a business one could live on but that is partially because I haven't done what a normal business would do. I only have one product line, mostly because it is all I can afford to invest in but also I don't have the space I should for inventory. I treat it like an investment from which I get a better return than the bank and with not as much risk as the stock market. I allow inventory to run low on items that are slow moving which sometimes delay shipping orders until I get restocked. So, as a heads up, don't get to depend on next day shipping. If you anticipate getting a project, check with me to make sure I have it on hand. I do have a good relationship with the supplier and can drop ship from them but it will cost an additional $50. I am also on the hunt for a partner that would bring in another product. Ideally it would be someone in the middle of the country.
So, in closing, thanks to those who have been loyal customers. I hope you will continue using this service.