I’m No Needle in a Haystack

With my blog nearly two years old now, I have decided to try my hand at another online venture … a store. I must admit I am an impatient person and this endeavor is no different.

So many things to decide and set up even before you have a chance to sell anything. I saw a poster in a Facebook group I follow say that even when you get everything set up, you still are just a needle in a haystack. Wow, there’s something to look forward to. I know it’s not going to be easy, but a needle in a haystack?

I have always had confidence in myself for the most part. I think I can pull this off. Unfortunately, I have no experience with online sales, thus it will probably take me twice as long to get things set up and twice as long to see any type of regular traffic.

I have picked a well-respected platform, so I am pretty confident in that. Now getting experience with the products and designs. It will take a lot of work, but I am ready to try anything to move away from the typical 9-5 gig. I want to be able to live anywhere. I don’t want to be tied down to a brick and mortar workplace.  My time is running out to make an impact and realize this dream.

A listing by businessinsider.com of the top 5 things people regret on their deathbed … this was the top.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

None of us are getting any younger. It’s time to start acting on some of these dreams. I know I don’t want to be 90 and be wondering what if.

3 thoughts on “I’m No Needle in a Haystack

  1. Wonderful post! I began my online presence trying my hand at an etsy shop but it never really took off but now I’ve been blogging and understanding how to be patient but persistent, I may try my luck again and reopen my shop. You never know until you try! Good luck with your ventures! 😊

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