I decided not to play it safe anymore. Too much is at stake. Survival in the world today.
MY NEW ECWID STORE : WATCH AND WHIRL
It will soon be part of this blog as well everything else I write. I’m contending. I need a way to make the money to finish my book and music I need to help Jamie survive.
There is still much to do to make it a great site. The opening page of the store has this photo and the link should take you to the store. Check it out! Please? 😁
I can be impulsive. I’ve been known to take risks and jump in with both feet, realizing I didn’t know how to swim so I better learn what I’m doing very fast.
There are enough people in the world who play it safe. They don’t rock the boat because they don’t want to know what will happen. Not only that, what will people think? You’d be amazed at how little time people spend thinkinv about what you do with your life. They are too busy with their own life.
In the last ten years I have had many health challenges. I had choice. Be a victim, or find a way to get over it. I don’t want to bore you with years. We can either pull ourselves up by the bootstraps or complain about the bad hand life dealt.
I have always worked hard. It was devastating when I had to close my store in Kew West to check into a hospital. I have never had a “job” that paid me an established paycheck. I thought it was important to be paid more if you worked harder. That keeps me motivated. I’m a dedicated work-a-holic who gets addicted to everything I do and I do not give up easily when I have started something. I had to give up that dream.
It was while being stuck in bed that I began the blogs: mynameisjamie.net and watchandwhirl.com. Then I began writing the book I am still rewriting “Inside The Forbidden Outside” as I learn what is needed to be a better writer. But that is not what this blog post is about. It is about surviving successfully so I can publish it successfully and financially back on my feet. It takes money. Money I don’t have.
ANYWAY. . . this is what I’m leading to. I read an ad somewhere about starting an online store for $47. I clicked on it because the number 47 plays a big part in my life – a subject for another post. It stopped me long enough to read about it. $47 was just the beginning. I have spent 6 weeks learning what to do.
Long story short I took advantage of what they offered. I started researching and learning. I had a vehicle now to build a business one brick at a time. I am opening my first store. There is still a lot of work to do on it and there is only a fraction of the products in that I want, but I can at least show you what I’m doing.
E commerce has grown since I did eBay 18 years ago. There are so many more platforms. The competition for your attention is fierce. To begin, I will have a store at Ecwid, a store on Facebook and a store on Ebay. I will also put a store on this blog and turn it into a business blog, not just an information one. Today all I can do is put in a link. I only ask that you take a look. See how I set it up. Do you have any suggestions? Are there products you would buy if they were there?
So many of our connections now are online. Some we talk to for years. Now I need these people who I’ve crossed paths to help me stand up.
Advertising can be costly so the more you share what I’m doing the more it helps. Here is the link to the first store. It will also be at Facebook. Many thanks to my friends who have supported me with my music and book.