Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Licensed to sell!

I received an email from my local government tax office, telling me that my request for a business license has been approved! This process was rather frustrating because I had to wade through a myriad of information in order to find what I needed, and even then I wasn't sure if I had the correct information. But apparently I did.

A few other business-related items to report:

1. I completed the cataloging of the finished pieces, which means all that's left is the dreaded task: pricing.

2. I bought the domain (or rather, Mr Hazel took care of this - thanks, Mr Hazel!), but as of right now there's nothing there. Eventually I will want this URL to point to my Etsy shop and to this blog.

Now that I am officially permitted to sell my products and I'm close to opening the online store, I'm suddenly extremely petrified. I'm assailed by all kinds of doubts, chief among them being: will people like my stuff? What if no one buys them? I think it would be different if I were selling something that I didn't create myself, but since these necklaces are a reflection of my artistic abilities, it would be very hard not to take it personally if they end up languishing in a kind of cyberspace limbo.

One thing that has been extremely encouraging, though, has been the invaluable feedback given by the awesome readers of this blog, and I can't even begin to say how much those have meant to me!


Karmela said...

Will you hurry up already and open the store? I'm itching to buy this.

Karmela said...

Oh, and I better have FREE shipping.

Marnie said...

Your stuff is beautiful, and I'm not just saying that :) I'm sure you're gonna do great!!

Hazel Designs said...

Aww, thanks, Marn! That means a lot :)