I might be bringing her back. I’m not sure.
The Mister received a partial offer. Still waiting to hear about the commission schedule, but the base is half of what he was making. We are choosing to be optimistic. Firstly, it’s a job in a poor economy. We are thrilled he found employment! Secondly, The Mister is awesome. Enough said. So, we are going to wait to see how he fairs before I start making commitments with law firms. I thought maybe I could reopen my old shop for writing jobs and event stationery, at least until Tristan and I are able to launch Besotted Brand.
The reason I never reopened the shop before is that I could not circumvent the printing problems. I am a perfectionist, and with the vendors I wanted to use, I couldn’t price my products fairly and still make a profit. I noticed all these printables/print at home options lately, but didn’t give it a second thought for me until a good friend suggested it as an option.
If you are a graphic designer with experience in running a shop and would like to co-brand with me on some printables, feel free to email me! (You can also leave a comment here.) I haven’t ironed out all the details, but am eager to hear what you think. And, if you don’t do printables but would like to work with me when I get custom clients, also send me an email. I have some ideas about that, too.
Oh, and for those of you who don’t design, what type of shop do you have, if any? Or, do you have any favorite independent online shops you would like to share? Any favorite stationery shops, perchance?