Thursday, January 3, 2013

Are you ready to go Full Time?

I don't know about you, but I really am not satisfied with my daily 9-5 job.

One of my dreams is to run my own Etsy business full time! I've been selling on Etsy for about two years now just as a fun hobby--(well, there were two months where I lost my job and tried Etsy out as my only job on temporary basis while I searched for another job)
I really want be self-employed. And I think 2013 is the time to do just that.

But, before I quit my job and try to live solely off my Etsy income, I wanted to make a detailed plan. I expect it to take 5-6 months to get everything up and running! My tentative "quit" date is June 1, 2013.
The Quit List
  • Organize my shops: make one for vintage items and one for handmade, instead of having everything all together.
  • Save 200$ for marketing for when I first launch.
  • Have 100 items in each shop before the quit date
  • Blog every day here on Kitty Adventures 
  • Make sure I am making at least $100 a month. (Right now I average between $75-120 from etsy sales)
  • Have a detailed 5-year plan
  • Organize a sewing area.
  • Purchases a business license 
  • Have 200$ in the bank for miscellaneous unknown fees that may arise.  
I'll probably be making a blog post for each one of these bullets, so that you can follow along with me! I'm so excited!


Rachel said...

That is so, so exciting, girl! I love the idea of being self-employed! Of course, I'm not employed at all at the moment, but I'm working towards having a job in a salon, but I'm pretty sure that I'll never be the kind of person who is really excited to go and work in a salon everyday. My dream is to write full-time. All the best to you in your journey towards self-employment! I'll be here along the way to keep reading about it!

Clara Schoen said...

Congrats dear! This is exciting and Im excited for you to step out and do it! Funny thing, I am turning in my resignation tomorrow. I am in the same boat - I want to work for myself and enjoy what I do! Best of luck!!


Nicole Marie said...

I too dream of being self employed :-) Good luck to you my love!! 2013 is just starting, and I think you'll do great this year.

Anonymous said...


i can't tell you how awesome it feels to be doing something you love. i really believe you are so much more successful when you are happy (:


Unknown said...

Congratulations! Stopping by from the blog hop. :) Your newest follower. Can't wait to read more of your great blog.

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Lia said...

congrats! It's always good to make a detailed plan. It's the best way to reach your goals!

Glass of Fashion

Anonymous said...

How exciting!
Fail to plan; Plan to fail. Good move - enjoy!

Hoppin' over from the 'I Love my Post' blog hop!
Following via GFC

Paul S.V.II said...

I'm seriously considering what to do with my situation. I don't like the feeling of finding another job that while may be better in terms of location, would be something I'd become equally miserable in.

I should come up with a plan myself but I don't know where to start. How'd you come up with your plan? :O