Sunday, April 18, 2010

I’d love to quit my day job….

…But it’s not time yet.  My day job allows me to purchase quality supplies and fund my internet connectivity which is essential for my success. I could have taken out a small business loan, but with no loan payments to be made, I’m able to perfect my designs, my packaging and my business identity at my own pace.  Today the income from my day job (Project Manager for a Fortune 100 company) allows me to take money earned and put it back into the business by buying supplies in bulk, upgrading packaging and participating in shows. Sales on Etsy have helped us through the lean times when my husband was out of work and allowed us to go camping when a break was needed. In this troubled economy, I am thankful daily for the chance Etsy has given me to grow my small business. And yes, someday, maybe I will be able to quit my day job. But for now, keeping my day job while Lori’s Glassworks grows is the right choice for me.

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  1. Hi Lori!
    Nice to meet a fellow jewelry lover!!!!
    I've been designing jewelry for abour 8 years now and love it too.
    Have a big sale in my home once a year and focus on lampworking and free style sterling silver pieces.
    I checked out your Etsy treasures...and enjoyed seeing all your work.
    I picked up some Kazuri beads at a bead show last fall and made a necklace for myself out of them...
    a wonderful story behind those beads for sure.
    Nice to meet you and I'll look forward to keeping up with all you do!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. hello lori,
    thank you for adding me to your favs :) your blog is very informative and i enjoyed reading your your works listed in etsy too :)
    luthien :)

  3. AnonymousMay 31, 2010

    My day job allows me time to comment on blogs like this one- which is a lovely blog, still, I can't wait to leave.

  4. It's nice to have a day job and own a business at the same time. It allows us to earn more money and will also enable us to do what we love. But if you want to pursue your Etsy business, you must take risks and quit your day job. If you're having problems with your finances, however, you can rather have business loans or insurance. =)