Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Handmade Jewelry Business

Your Wholesale Handmade Jewelry Business has taken off and you are so busy you can't sleep at night always thinking of all the things you have to do tomorrow. You're "To-Do List" never gets any shorter. You are a "One-Man-Show" so to say; sales, marketing, packing, shipping, invoicing, accounting, designing and production. There are not enough hours in the day; something has to give but what can you do? You are working every day - morning till night with blinders on, catching a couple hours sleep and doing it all again, over and over. The days all blend together, another month is gone; how did that happen? All work and no play makes for a much stressed out family life, if there is any room at all for your family and friends. Success is a tightrope and when it feels like the rope is going to break something has to change and quickly.

You have to decide what want to do most, what makes you happy. Do you like dealing with customers or do you enjoy creating Handmade Jewelry? I personally have always enjoyed the creating side of the coin, the other side of the coin has lost its' shine.

Finding Handmade Jewelry Distributors reduces the amount of time you have to deal with customers, sales, marketing, packing, shipping, invoicing, collection and accounting. The one-man-show gets some back-up singers!

Now there is enough time to focus on designs, new items and production. Getting back to doing what you enjoy will give you new energy and enthusiasm for your business and all other aspects of your life. Everyone needs time away from work, honestly even if its just a coffee break; refreshing your mind and soul traveling or spending quality time with family and friends only increase your productivity and creativity.

Sometimes a successful jewelry business just sneaks up on you overwhelming your life. It took years to realize that one person cannot be responsible for everything. In any type of business you must delegate the work so that the business is working for you. Choose what you like to do and outsource what don't enjoy. Life is a balance; work should not overshadow all other areas.

After all, isn't that why you are in business for yourself?

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