Counteracting Business Blues

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Whatever you do, or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius and power and a magic in it.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Currently reading Craft Business Power: 15 Days to a Profitable Online Craft Business by Jason and Cinnamon Miles to counteract my craft business blues and this was a quote they have listed in chapter 1. I think that this is a powerful message but I am repeating something a little more powerful from the paragraph above it…

“I am going to learn to sell online.”

I am not a business woman, I am however a crafter who loves what she makes and loves selling to people who love them too. To be completely honest, Youmacon 2013 was a bust in sales. I brought all these little guys home with me (as well as 85% of my other stock) and put them away in shame. I haven’t thought about them since. However they came out again today as I was working in my studio and the disappointment from the convention – along with all the other orders that haven’t come through – is coming back.

That’s life for ya.

I can only mope so long about this before looking for a solution. The first step I have chosen to take is reading this ebook.

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San 

Countdown to Youmacon!

Gahhh!!! Only one more day til the big day! Today I was working on turning my printouts into buttons (they are so cute!) and tomorrow I have to pick up our badges at Cobo. Also I am going to have to work diligently to get everything packed up for Friday!!! Nina-chu! I choose you!

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Super cute buttons hand pressed by me and featuring all my own artwork!

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Yatta Key Ring and Cute little Bow Pin

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Countdown to Youmacon!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Only two days until Youmacon is here!!! Today I had Nina help tack my sailor collar into place on my shirt and picked up my business cards from Staples. I still have a few last minute details to attend to before everything is packed up for the convention, such as 1″ buttons – which I just picked up the printouts for, my tie for my “cosplay” and my headbands of course! ;u; With help, I will get there!  

Tonight’s features are….

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Cute Takoko hair clips

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Tako-kun plush

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Comparison chart I promised a while back.
Left: Tako-san | Middle: Tako-kun | Right: Brain Tako :3

 

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Countdown to Youmacon!

Only four days left to Youmacon and still so much left to do-! >o< Nina and I made great progress today and I can’t wait to make more tomorrow. Here is another glimpse of what will be at the convention! :3

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These Kawaii Sluggies are looking for some new noggins to nom on!

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Tako-san keychains

 

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226