I don’t know if you noticed, but the Internet is really keepin’ it real lately. Bloggers, instragrammers and writers are raising the white flag and saying “Hey, my life isn’t perfect. In fact, it’s far from it. I’m tried of pretending I live in a magazine!” It’s like everyone decided to take a collective exhale.
<Inhale> I love it. <Exhale>
For my part, although I do talk about when things are not peachy keen, I’ve also included a few very real photos of my house. Diaper bags and laptop bags live in relative harmony with unemptied dishwashers and microwaved mac & cheese. These photos took exactly 30 seconds to take. That’s the best part about being truthful – it’s so much easier!
As I’ve gained more Alesya Bags clients I’ve shied away from writing posts about being an entrepreneur. I need to get back into that. It’s not all pretty, but it is the story that needs to be told. I know you – whether you’re a client or a person with the dream of their own business – will enjoy hearing the whole story and not just the pretty parts.
As I was writing this post I heard the bags have been flagged by customs again. (Shakes fist at sky.) This means there will be at least a week delay in the bags getting here. (Shakes fist at sky again.) Not only is this a frustration for clients, it’s a real business problem as well. The longer I have to wait to sell bags, the longer I have a cash flow issue.
I imagine everyone who sells the a physical product has the same issue. You can’t sell you product until you have it. But you can’t get it until you pay for it to be made and shipped. It’s one reason why starting is a business is difficult. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. It just means not everyone will do it!
In addition to bag updates, look for more business updates in this space. It’s time to get back to my messy roots.