Category Archives: Microbusiness

I’ve moved from a true microbusiness to a hobby, but I’m still having fun crunching numbers to find material costs, looking into various marketing ideas, and other things business related. Older posts deal with taxes, and who knows, maybe in the future I’ll start the business up again!

Of Pins and Prompts

By | February 2, 2018

I’ve been working to try and pull visitors into the blog via Pinterest and the easiest way to do that has turned out to be the Saturday Story Prompts! …Which is odd, because I would have sworn the tutorials would do better. *confused Martha’s are confused* Anywho. I’m certainly not one to look a gift visitor in… Read More »

Canva and the Art of Design

By | November 16, 2017

I may be a passable artist, but I am a horrible, horrible graphic designer. (As anyone who had to suffer through my attempts at designing eBook covers is well aware.) Thankfully I got extremely lucky and stumbled across Canva which has kindly led me out of the darkness and into the social media acceptable light. Since they’ve… Read More »

The Etsy Relaunch That Wasn’t

By | November 7, 2017

I had grand plans (and grand spreadsheets!) about an October relaunch of the Etsy store… that just didn’t happen. Between the craft fair and a bunch of other chaos, I never had the time to sit down and revamp the listings like I wanted to. And I don’t really have the time this month either,… Read More »

Taking a Break from Commission Work

By | September 28, 2017

There were only two new things I committed to working on this year: a beta read of a young adult novel and a group of model horse customs (the Body Box trade). To date, I’ve finished neither. I’ve still got a fourth of the year to go and I’m going to do my best to… Read More »

Playing the Pinterest Game via ViralWoot

By | September 24, 2017

I’ve been slowly making my site a bit more Pinterest friendly since a lot of my traffic comes in on the Molding & Casting posts. I’d love to be pulling in more traffic from my other pins, but the main problem I have with Pinterest is that I’m just not a good pinner… I do… Read More »

Building a KDP Select Bookshelf

By | August 10, 2017

I’ve been meaning to put together a prompt book (or two) for KDP Select, but they demand exclusivity and all of my previous prompt collections were made of things already posted on the blog. Even the new prompt books I had been working on were designed to be blog-friendly, so those are also out of… Read More »

Etsy Auto-Renewal and Other Broken Things

By | July 23, 2017

Remember my grand plan about working with the Etsy listings so they would fall into a pattern of one listing renewing every day? Well apparently I should have done a little more research into the actual functionality of the auto-renew first. *sighs* The ‘auto-renew’ date is more of a ‘will renew within 48 hours after this… Read More »

How to Make a Paper Gift Box

By | July 12, 2017

Historically I’ve been bad about presentation when shipping things. Those who’ve ordered from me in the past know that my packing methods consist mainly paper towels and scrunched newspaper. So now I’m on a quest to make cheap boxes and upgrade my game a little! 🙂 My first thought was just to grab for a… Read More »

New Etsy Goals for July

By | June 26, 2017

July is another Camp NaNoWriMo attempt, so a lot of time will be spent writing prose… but I don’t want to let up on my Etsy improvements! 🙂 I’ve been spending a bunch of time reading up on the various tips and tricks for bringing in more traffic (and thus more sales). Thus far the… Read More »

Costing out the Resin Magnets

By | May 5, 2017

Now that I have a pile of resin magnets ready to go, it’s time to start figuring out their actual costs so I can get all the prices in the Etsy store updated! 🙂 Much like the plaster magnets most of my resin magnets are tiny, so measuring how many ml of resin were used is… Read More »