July 2012 Balance Sheet

July 2012

July was a bit of a nothing month, mostly because of the fact that work was a little crazy and life outside work was a bit worse. I did get out the last of the show donations, so that’s one thing off my endless To-Do List.

As always, I need to start putting more time an energy into marketing (and getting the eBooks done), but I have a feeling that’s going to be the song and dance for this year.

Ah well, learning curves are rarely exponential, so back to the grind! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (more…)

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June 2012 Balance Sheet

June 2012

Another month down, another horse sold! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve now broken into three digits for income for the year, not quite where I wanted to be halfway through the year, but better than last year. (Anything’s always better than nothing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Since I’ve reached the half-way mark for this year it’s time to start looking forward and planning out what to do with the next six months. I’m still drawing a blank on the eBook shelves and I’d love to be able to add those to the Income column! (more…)

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May 2012 Balance Sheet

Year to Date - May 2012

May might not have been the best month in terms of income, but it was pretty darned good in terms of publicity.

I finished two show donations (Big Orange Bash and Sweet Onion Live) that were well received and am waiting on the third body. I got in a custom order request that I’m waiting to bill on since it’s a) a dapple grey and b) a resculpt and I’m not sure where it in the learning curve I am right now for either of those.

I’ve got a lot of ‘works in progress’ that should finish off in June, so the store shelves (and the MH$P listing rotations) will fill out nicely. If I’m lucky I’ll end up with 31 horses done and a Camp NaNoWriMo win too boot! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (more…)

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April 2012 Balance Sheet

April 2012

I finally sold something! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

…and that probably sounds really bad, but I don’t care. I’m just happy to finally have a positive number to record! *grin* (Plus as an artist it’s very comforting to know that other folks out there like your stuff.)

Now I just need to get more of these little guys finished and into the sales barn. *rolls up sleeves* (more…)

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March 2012 Balance Sheet

March 2012

March was once again a wash, which I’d love to blame solely on the non-business end of things going a bit haywireโ€”but in reality I need to learn to consistently run a business even if the rest of my life goes loco.

Still, I’m getting things done even if those things don’t result in sales, so I’m going to keep focusing on the positive. I figure businesses have the same initial inertia as everything else in life, by the end of 2012 it should be smooth sailing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Onwardsโ€ฆ (more…)

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February 2012 Balance Sheet

February 2012

February… was pretty much a wash. I only got a few horses done, did pretty close to zero marketing, and basically only have the Etsy traffic improvements to show for it (lots of favorites, no sales).

Since I was supposed to be planning my second quarter body order this monthโ€”I really need to kick things into gear. I need to get things done, listed to the store, and I need to have an actual marketing plan beyond ‘hope they sell.’

It’s a new month, so time for new resolutions! (more…)

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