Yesterday's post (about the disability) was important so that you would understand where I am coming from for today's post.
I go back and forth about my little quilt business. When I am at work, I get discouraged. I read emails from folks wanting this or that, and the five days that I go to work, I just really do NOT have any time at all to devote to quilting. (Because I homeschool the little guy before/after work. ) So, I think I should just pull the plug on the thing and let it go...
Then a day off rolls around and I think, "Why? " I LOVE designing, I LOVE quilting. I have this big machine for cutting papers and engraving stuff. We, as a family, need money. So why would I do something stupid like that? And for a day, I work on it. Then I put it away until another day off rolls around. (Typically one day off a week belongs to Stephen and our nature or roam school studies, and the other belongs to errands and trying to quilt or sell things or whatever I can squish into a day. This week the "other day" belongs to blogging. Before I am finished I will have written about 8 blog posts between mine and Stephen's blog. )
So, lemme tell you where the problems are and maybe you can help me figure something out.
I currently pay $30 a month for a website, and I don't need to be paying that. I like that I can just put the PDF designs out there and you can just click and buy and then they auto send them but, honestly, over 90% of the time no one sees it on the confirmation email anyway and I end up having to send it. So I might as well move over to some sort of platform where I just send them anyway. I dont really want to do this but if it will save $30 a month, then this person needs to save in anyway she can.
Also, the designs are often 25 cents or less. Well the shopping cart platform I switched to since not everyone seemed to be able to use the old one charges a 30 cent fee plus a percentage per transaction. Um... ya. losing lots of money there.
So it's just ridiculous. I shut the website down for a week while I contemplated a solution, but in that weeks time, my son got Strep and probably Fifths disease (hes going to the doc today), my daughter had a formal wedding reception and I managed to get a double ear and sinus infection. So I didn't do much solution contemplationisms this last week.
I had a request to get the website back up and running, so I did. But I need a better solution. Help me out folks. Give me some easy, quick ideas. Because I don't make $30 a month on my business right now. Nope I don't. Not even close. So lets find me a free website or... I just don't even know.
Talk to me peeps...