Ok really I was kind of ...surprised and confused by this. Never occurred to me anyone would want to subscribe. But hey! Someone does! So that pushed me to figure out how to do it. Look at my cute little subscription box. It's adorable. So proud.
I am chatting with friends about my new business idea on my other blog (I have a password protected blog where I can be a little more open and raw, since it's a little more closed) (don't be mad) and I am really getting excited. One of my friends is a director of small museum in my area and so she had some great ideas about pricing and what to offer and marketing ideas, as someone who might possibly hire someone like me. I also got some great ideas from friends who are suburban moms in my area, my target market, and was offered ideas as to bigger markets to approach.
Right now I have a giant list of things to do, ideas to flesh out, etc. I am writing marketing copy already, trying to define a mission, looking at package pricing rates, and so on. I am waiting for my tax return to be direct deposited, and then I am going to spend some of that on the basic equipment I need, then I'm going to be doing some testing just to see what I need in terms of space and time before I go for clients. I have an eager art student begging to design my logo for me. I have a couple of friends who are great at branding (thanks, publishing industry, for drop kicking so many talented people out) that I am asking to work with me (for money of course) on development.
I am such the kind of person who, having had the idea, wants to just jump and be in the middle of it all right now now now. I don't want to spend so much time on prep that I never actually make any money. At some point i will have to put myself out there.
Here's the thing... I have no flipping clue how this is going to go. The future is wide open, and my direction and distance is only based on me and what I can do. Kind of scary.