Business, For Sale, Graphic Design, Logos, Services, Shop

Aggressive Prices

I had to make a big decision about my shop. How much should I charge for a service? It's a question as old as time for artists. How to price your service or products within reason but also aggressively enough to earn meaningful amounts of money for your work. Since I'm still an e-commerce amateur,… Continue reading Aggressive Prices

Status Updates

Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

You may have seen notifications from me if you follow my blog the last few days. That's because I upgraded my plan and opened a store! The Silver Stitchery I wanted to see if opening a separate store that I run myself would add to my profitability. Etsy has the advantage of being a well-established,… Continue reading Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

Status Updates

My goals

Coupons make sales. Even if it means you make less profit, sometimes it's worth it. Be good to your customers and they will be good to you. I'm trying to step up my game and be more active in promoting my shop and what I can do. I want to grow and learn. My next… Continue reading My goals

Status Updates, Work Searching

Back to the Proposal Grind

I know I should be treating freelancing as a second job, working 10-20hrs per week to make ends meet. But I admit I forget about that a lot. It's time once again to make that better. My husband recently fell near his work and has been unable to work regular hours for the past month.… Continue reading Back to the Proposal Grind

Designs, Status Updates, Work Searching

Network with Me!

Find me on Upwork.com/fl/meganpawlak and Freelancer.com/U/meganpawlak twitter.com/MeganPawlak84 Facebook.com/meganpawlak84 instagram.com/meganpawlak meganpawlak84@gmail.com Now that the shameless self-promotion is out of the way... This post is all about what I've learned about promoting myself online. Well, ok, I can't really say everything because much of it I learned from my current job. However, I've finally swallowed my pride… Continue reading Network with Me!

Thoughts and Explainations

Be Positive (Sometimes)

It was brought to my attention that perhaps I’ve made my experiences sound like I have a nightmare job. I didn’t mean it that way at all. I’ve had more good weeks than bad ones, but sometimes the good weeks go by the wayside because I’m too busy to try about them. If I hated… Continue reading Be Positive (Sometimes)

Designs, Learning, Status Updates, Web Design

The Most Greatest Awesomeness

I never claimed to always use words gud.  Anyway, this week was good. It started out hectic but we hired a third person at work and that helped so much with catching up and having less to worry about in production. I’m sure when things get crazy we will really appreciate the third pair of hands… Continue reading The Most Greatest Awesomeness

Status Updates, Thoughts and Explainations

Indescribable Inertia

I grew up in a house. My parents owned houses my entire life. When I turned 30 I was finally able to move out with my then-boyfriend to a very nice 1-bedroom in Wheaton, IL. It was a lucky find and I love it here. I don't want to move away from Wheaton. But there's… Continue reading Indescribable Inertia

Learning, Thoughts and Explainations

Clients are like Onions

Clients come to you and say "I need some shirts made." You tell them how everything is priced and what the limits are. Then you realize this isn't just someone who wants to make one or items, but they are planning an entire future starting here. If at first a client is demanding maybe we… Continue reading Clients are like Onions

Arts Related, Status Updates, Thoughts and Explainations

Holding Two Jobs

Anyone who has had to work two jobs knows it's unpleasant unless it's 2 strictly part time jobs. I, of course, don't fall into that category. I don't even get paid time off since I'm an independent contractor and self-employed. There's a real freedom to that.  There's also the problem that I don't make nearly… Continue reading Holding Two Jobs