Over a month since I last posted. The time goes so quickly and I feel as if I’ve lost a bit of focus here.
I’ve been doing some one-off project work, which doesn’t build towards residual or ongoing income but it will bring in a modest amount of fixed income to keep the bank account looking a bit healthier.
Etsy is getting on my nerves rather — I really think I should be selling much more and doing better on the platform but I’m not completely sure what’s going wrong. Here’s my digital collage sheet store anyway, feel free to have a gander.
Of course there’s plenty of competition, plus I still need to do quite a bit of work on the listings, product images and such like.
I am considering getting Shopify on my own web site though, but have to work through plugins to ensure that the digital products I sell won’t fall foul of the EU VAT laws on digital goods (and also will need to apply for HMRC MOSS – it’s all acronyms eh?)
I really want to get into doing more opinion pieces for Family Relationships Magazine, in a bid to boost visitors and readership there, plus some more interesting and quirky pieces for Piano & Synth Magazine. Both have been rather neglected of late though I do see the potential there still if I can get on with some consistency.
As for the rest, well some of the one-off pages do well intermittently – that is they earn a bit of money from ads one day, then go quiet for a couple. And so on. I need more of those pages, too, but they do need to be genuinely useful so I have to brainstorm what other subjects I can write decent evergreen articles for.
So that’s me for the moment. School summer holidays are just four weeks away now and I really want to get some foundations in place now so I can ride those six weeks without getting completely stressed at lack of work.