In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen
I know I'd talked about launching DD's store a couple weeks ago, but we hit some snags and couldn't get it all together. However, this weekend we DID get it together and uploaded about half of her items onto the store front.
So, I'm here to announce the grand opening of:
Currently there are book thongs and earrings available. Plans for the future include bracelets, necklaces and cell phone charms as well as notecards, needlework, possibly some sewing stuff and more.
DD is ambitious.
We made a financial deal however. Here's how it works:
I fronted her the initial investment, but I'm not buying her any more supplies. She's going to have to pay for stuff out of what she makes. She also has to save some of it as well. This is how her income is split:
50% goes to me to hold for future supplies.
10% goes into savings.
40% is for her to use however she sees fit.
So... if she sells an item for $10 --
I get $5 for future supplies.
Her savings account gets $1.
DD gets $4 to spend or giveaway or whatever.
So far she's sold 9 bookthongs and 4 pairs of earrings. She's very excited.
Also: Maria Zanini is the person who suggested the name for the shop. Maria, if you'll email me your mailing address (authormariannearkins AT gmail DOT com), DD would like to send you your own special book thong as thanks.
Aside from taking a zillion pictures of earrings and bookthongs, it was a quiet Sunday. I took a bit of a break from my computer, because I've really been fighting eyestrain and it was good to have some time away.
I made applesauce (the last of it, I hope) and baked some cookies (thank you, Sarita).
Now... the week starts anew. I feel remarkably refreshed. Wonder how long that will last?