May 5, 2009

I Hired Myself


Job seeking really is depressing. Especially after looking for so long to find a decent job only to find out that even local retail places aren’t even hiring. I’ve also become very cynical on the whole “Job Fair” and “Temporary Staffing” places. Honestly, how many people actually get jobs from those things?

As you may know, I sell Avon. I’ve sold it for a few years now and enjoy it. I don’t have a huge customer base, but I do have some good customers and occasionally get family and friends to buy from my Avon Website (pssst shameless plug).

However, I need to make more money. I like money. I need money to pay bills and student loans, etc. Okay, I don’t like that part about money (bills are evil). Regardless, I need more of the green stuff that gets hidden in a bank somewhere. Gold would be even better.

The past few days I’ve really been thinking about starting a business. Now is supposed to be a great time to do so, what with the economy being awful and all. However, financial experts seem to think it is a good time to be an entrepreneur. So, that is just what I am doing!

I discussed with my Mom (and now business partner) what we could start a business with. We came up with a name (will be released soon) and products we will be selling and where we can sell them. From there, we bought some supplies and a website domain name. We still need to go to the courthouse (or wherever you go) to get the business license. We’ll probably do that tomorrow.

All in all, it is really exciting and really exhausting. I imagine I will be even more tired when we get all the supplies in the mail, making the products and I have to start making the website (cringe). I haven’t made an actual website for years; hopefully I’m still decent at it.

To get you all excited about it too – I will let you in on the fact that I will be doing a giveaway with some of the products! More info on this to come soon.

13 comments:

TeeTee said...

I hope all goes well!

Andhari said...

WOOOT giveaway :) I'll help tweet it out if you want me to :)

Wendyburd1 said...

Good Luck, it sounds like a lot of work but if it brings you the pretty green paper, it will be worth it!!

Lee said...

I'm excited for you! I hope it all comes together, and I'll advertise for you on my blog!

Liz said...

Good luck with this venture!

Bobby G said...

If you need a logo designed, I will do it for free for ya Sheri! Tell me your company name and what you do, and I can make it happen! Just gotta give me a shout on your blog =)

Jillene said...

How exciting!! I am looking forward to seeing the "goods"!!

Paula said...

Yay! That's so exciting. If you want to make a little button / banner, I'll post it on my blog and advertise for you! Can't wait to see what you guys will be making.

bianca said...

How cool! Can't wait to hear about it!

SMILE said...

Wonderful and good luck!

Nickie. said...

That's aweeeesommee!!! Good luck on your venture! I'm excited to see what you're doing. =)

And those staffing agencies stink! My now ex best friend has had like 5 different jobs from there..and most are temp..and I've heard that looks worse than trying to find a regular full-time job on your resume, because most employers would prefer you work a full year!

Plus, I've tried them before this job..and they offer you the dumbest jobs.

BUT GOOD LUCK!!!

Leetid said...

Good Luck!

freyenator said...

Congrats on figuring out what you wanna do!! Good luck and remember to stay positive. I'm excited to see how your new venture unfolds, and remember it's the journey not the destination.. So have fun with it!