Even though I signed up with Etsy in January, today was the day I finally got around to actually opening shop!! Redux Designs can be viewed online at http://reduxdesigns.etsy.com. Now, to see if I can sell anything.
What took so long to get going? Well, I got distracted for a while this year - not a bad thing in and of itself as I discovered some new interests, but it kept me from getting my business going. What finally motivated me to get it up was 1) a desire to quit my job and go to work for myself, partly so that I could 2) be available to my son more of the time. Granted my current job allows me to work from home most of the time, so that is a very good thing, but I've found that I simply don't have any desire or passion for the work. So while I see it as a blessing that I not only have a job, but one that allows me some freedom to take my son to school and pick him up, and develop my other interests on the side, I also realize that I need to see the job as a means to an end, not as a lifetime commitment.
So---the store is open!! I hope to make a bit of money to help me move to self-employment or freelance position while also learning what people want to buy - what styles, colors and materials they are interested in purchasing.
To the future of Redux Designs!!