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    Need some help, I am trying to get my website finished for all to see but also trying to complete 10 tiaras for my local bridal shop who has agreed to sell them on a made to order basis.

    But I can't decide which is the most important task and end up flitting between the two, I don't want to keep the shop waiting as this is a very big step for me but at the same time I really want to get my website completed and functioning properly so I can sell to my online customers.

    It’s giving me a headache, not to mention every time I either go on the computer or disappear into the dinning room to do the tiaras 5 mins later my husband starts calling me to see what I am doing because the children are giving him a headache. Sorry about this I think what I really wanted to do is have a moan. There are just not enough hours in the day!!!

    Sometimes I just get that engrossed in my tiara and jewellery making that I wish I could stop time altogether, have some real peace and quite to get on with what I really enjoy doing without having to worry about cooking the tea or doing the washing before the kids and husband come home, does anyone else feel like that????

    Anyway back to the original question which task do you think in more important??
    Sarah Phillips
    Enchanting Tiaras

    http://www.enchantingtiaras.co.uk

    http://enchantingtiaras.blogspot.com

  • #2
    If you were to finish the website and people ordered things, you'd then have to make them wait longer whilst you make the tiaras
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    • #3
      Real shop every time! Go with the definite order! The website will wait - your customer won't.

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      • #4
        I agree the order first then the website.

        better to show would be suppliers you are trustworthy and can work to a deadline.
        Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes CAN change your life !!

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone, i had better turn this compuer off and get to it!!!!
          Sarah Phillips
          Enchanting Tiaras

          http://www.enchantingtiaras.co.uk

          http://enchantingtiaras.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            I'm with Peter, money in hand every time. Oh and I certainly want more hours in the day to do my thing. It is so frustrating to have to stop doing what you love in order to do the chores (although I love my DH and son to bits, no really, honestly..)
            www.littlebead.blogspot.com
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            • #7
              yes i am still here can't seem to drag myself away from this place will def go in a min, just wanted to comment on your blog its really nice i have just started one myself. how did you get that background, mine is just plain.
              Sarah Phillips
              Enchanting Tiaras

              http://www.enchantingtiaras.co.uk

              http://enchantingtiaras.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Tiaras

                I agree with completing the tiaras first, I would guess that this will potentially be your best outlet, good luck with the sales.
                Chris W.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                  yes i am still here can't seem to drag myself away from this place will def go in a min, just wanted to comment on your blog its really nice i have just started one myself. how did you get that background, mine is just plain.
                  Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog about my work, my very first responses so really treasured!! When I set my blog up I was offered various templates and chose the one which you saw. Maybe you would be able to find some options for your own.
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                  • #10
                    The main thing is to be motivated. If you really are, you will feel like doing 3 things at a time and still will not look so difficult. Perhaps what you really long for is a bit of inspiration.

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                    • #11
                      Gotta agree with the others - do the order first and sort out your website later. You need to show that you can come up with the goods.

                      If your OH is supportive how about asking him to take the kids out somewhere - even if its just visiting family - for a couple of hours every so often. Explain that you really need to be able to concentrate if you're to get the business up and running and once its successful and you're bringing in the money then you can all benefit from the proceeds. Perhaps do a trade with him for some free time.

                      Originally posted by alex_amarfei View Post
                      The main thing is to be motivated. If you really are, you will feel like doing 3 things at a time and still will not look so difficult. Perhaps what you really long for is a bit of inspiration.
                      Don't really think motivation or inspiration is the problem, Alex. Its hours in the day that needs increasing!
                      Auntynet

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                      • #12
                        Agreed... order first, no doubt about it!

                        Si.
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                        • #13
                          Well, then go as everybody said - cash first But if by chance you discover the secret of 36 hour days, maybe I can buy some

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                          • #14
                            Oh my goodness I can so relate to this and believe me its doesnt get any easier the older the children get. My three are all late teens!
                            I have almost finished updating my website but only because business is a little quiet just now. The only pages that I still need to work on are the wire jewellery and the new rosary beads page. I wanted to have it updated this week as I have 2 wedding exhibtions coming up.
                            Always, always go with the money first. Visiting your website at the moment gives customers a nice wee taster of whats in store ..to see more they only have to give you a wee phone call
                            So definately leave the the website till your order is completed.
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                            • #15
                              I can definitely relate to the not enough hours in a day feeling.

                              My website is desperately out of date, but I'm struggling to spend time on it when I've got physical commissioned orders waiting to be made, and 7 craft fairs/ parties looming on the horizon - I need to concentrate my efforts on making jewellery instead of being on the PC but it's a bit addictive on here

                              Claire
                              Website; www.midshiresmakers.co.uk
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