the henna lady Location: WNY, USA Member Since: 15th Dec 2000 Total posts: 6193
Posted:So, I have made herbal things for some time now, massage oils, soaps, candles, shampoos, hair dyes, make-ups, sleep pillows, heating pads, etc. I would make them for my friends and family as gifts because it is something I enjoyed doing. I have been asked to possibly sell this stuff now, and am even going to be demonstrating my pulse point massages and customized oils for an event, and being paid a simply ludicrous amount to do it. I am still not back in my home and things are really fighting to straighten out so I am tentative. Between performing, writing and such I am worried that I will comprimise the quality of what I do, but I ***really*** love doing all these things, and if it will bring in some extra money....
I have asked my friends and was wondering what you all think. Is working to open another faction of business taking on too much?
(Right now I do event planning and artistic direction, performing, teaching, and writing)
Thanks for the opinions!
Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir "Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall "And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK
Posted:pele, i do alot of things as well, do whatever you feel comfortable doing, if you start to feel like you are pusing yourself too much take a 5 or 10 min break from doing stuff and do something else, its all a matter of how much you want to take on, i love doing stuff ALL of the time, so i try to keep myself busy 24/7, i guess partly bc i getinto trouble when im not doing anything...lol..well my best advice is if you feel like you can takeon the responsibility to dothis then go for it!! and most of all, life is too short to be overwhelmed or frustrated, stay calm and if it doesn't work out then it wasnt ment to be yet, on the other handit could prove to be one of the best things that you could ever do!! seeing how theyt are goingto pay you a "ludicrous" amount for your time!!
poo-bah Location: Austin TX USA Member Since: 19th Dec 2000 Total posts: 1015
Posted:Pele-- None of us can tell you whether you're biting off more than you can chew--it's to your credit that you worry about that. But from what I can tell about you, you thrive in that environment of near-overload. Take care, Adam
Oolering Man Location: Farnborough, Hampshire Member Since: 12th Jan 2002 Total posts: 729
Posted:Yeah, I do alot of heral talismans, and stuff like that, I also carve and make jewellerey, out of wood and shells and things - been meaning to do something like that for a long time
bender still can't believe it's not butter Location: Melbourne, Australia Member Since: 14th Nov 2001 Total posts: 6979
Posted:Yer! and eat ya weetbix! it really helps.
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Frenzie member Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia Member Since: 30th Jan 2001 Total posts: 515
Posted:I know where you're coming from Pele, i have SOOOOO much on my plate at the moment, and always want more! I think if you can comfortably find the time to sell these things on the side then why not!
If it becomes too much stress, then give it away, do what makes you feel happy
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