I hope i am posting htis in the right area. LOL i am new to the boards but have found alot of info here. Anyway. I am a farily new WAHM and by new i mean my biz is about a year old. I was REALLY slow going in the begining as I expected, but recently has taken off. With the launvch of my website, and auctions and everything else i am doing to promote my biz, Things have gotten out of hand. I am always feelign way behind on orders. and I feel behind on spending time with my kids. I mean afterall they are olny young once, and they need me. But I feel terrible as well if I dont get an order out by the day I say itshould be out. I am running about a full 5 day turn around time on my custom orders. I dont think that is bad but to achieve that, I am feelign like i am neglecting my kids. They are still young, the oldest is 4,so they cannot come into my office. I have had them come in and had pins everywhere, fabric pulled off the bolts, computer turned off without shutting down ( with windows that can me detrimental LOL) IT isjust not pretty.
There are days i regret startin gmy business. I mean dont get me wrong but at what cost am I running this. I am not really worried itwill go under. and i am almost completely paid off what i woe the household for start up costs, in less that 8 months. But I do feel I am working at this point to support the biz. I did just raise my prices as in dooing research I found I was WAY underpriced It has slowed the orders down. But I was not even making min wage if i was actually paying myself...
I know this all sounds like i am a big whiner. Im really not I am jsut really overwhelmed. I am going thru fabric like mad since i am exhausted and I am sewing at 3 or 4 am to get orders done. I am not feeling like eating becaseu when everyone is eating I can work ( my office is off the kitchen so I can hear) I just dontknow what to do
I have a set work time from 7-10 but that is clearly not enough but with DH setting up his biz, he needs time too... anyway.
What do you all do to keepyour biz running and thriving and your family and yourlesf happy??
Sorry that was SOOOOO Long. please forgive me..
Melissa- homeschooling mom to Samantha ( 9) Gabby ( 8) Emma (6) and Diesel (12 months) and Rachel Rebecca Brock Erik Joe Noah 6-25-10 5 early miscarriages