This has been the most amazing and rewarding season so far. I didn't really know what I was in for, I just set a couple of goals and became hyper focused on them. I knew it was going to be a busy season, and I was expecting to double last year's stats. Well it didn't just double, it tripled. With only about a week until Halloween I *think* business is winding down and hopefully I'll be able to enjoy some free time where I just play League for days on end. I have 6 order left to finish this week after a whopping 74 this month and almost as many last month. I have definitely learned a ton about how to handle it all better next year because damnit... I'm exhausted! But it's been awesome. I can't even express how excited I am to be able to do this, and that it's growing into a full-time thing. This is the reason I've been on hiatus from making and costumes lately but ugghhhh I'm pumped to make something new just for meeeee! I'll have to revisit my "Future Cosplays" folder soon.
Edit: My main goal really was to pay off the rest of my car. And while I didn't totally make it I whittled off at least 6 months of payments, so I'd count that as pretty successful. I might have been able to make more payments but I also decided to invest a lot of my earnings back into the business since I really needed some expensive things like a Tandy Leather membership and a Dymo label-writer... Packaging life is so much easier and faster now. Leather is so much more affordable now. I can't wait to make all the things! So many possibilities!
But first... I need to get to gold before season 5 ends. #leagueoflegends
Edit: Final count is 90 fulfilled orders for the month and 147 total for the Halloween season! Woot! #cospreneur
- I also took part in the 2nd Annual Haunted Holiday Market hosted by Beadlush. This time my goal of doing a vending event was met! I was one of several vendors including Aquarious Curiosities, Avant Garland, Black Dog Antiques and Oddities, Cat Babbie Makes, Champion Creation, Crowned Sparrow, Fantastic Face Factory, SVBG Creations, October Fyre, Stix + Stones, Dearborn Drive, and SuperVixenBadGirl.