I've been pretty impressed with Ecwid until today. I've had no issues with it, its very easy to use, I love its format and the fact that its free. By putting my sale items on Ecwid I got to know the program better and I was very impressed with my efforts. I have been wondering lately why people haven't been using my Ecwid storefront and upon investigation this morning I realised it was my postage calculations. I thought I had it all worked out but noooooooooooo! The bloody thing has been overcharging the postage costs, in some cases it was more than the item. No wonder I didn't even have a sale, who would by something for $3.80 and pay $10.00 in postage!!
So today I spend most of my spare time (aka house cleaning time) trying to sort it out and I think I've got it to work. Which has led me to think
How many of us are taken away from doing the things we love, the thing that inspires us and that helps us get through the other challenges that come our way.
"I spend more time on the computer than crafting
- can this be right?"
Today was a great example, its a beautiful wet day here, just perfect to pull out some wool and make something cute but as you already know that wasn't the case. I'd really like to know the secret on how to better balance the housework, crafting and the business/computer work. Admittedly I quiet like blogging (so typing this isn't arduous) and I am a little addicted to Facebook (okay a lot). And to be honest I also love playing in Photoshop, but, yes there is always a but, all of this computer based stuff does take me away from the hook.
How do you do it? You know, get the balance right.
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UPDATE: since writing this post and fixing the postage I've had a few sales. Yeah I'm feeling a lot less deflated. 2 of the sales were local, which I think is great, it means my efforts in the real world are working :)