So about six months ago on a cold winter night a few days before my 21 birthday I decided to take a huge risk and put every last dime I had to my name into an online store I’d start, because I didn’t actually have the funds in hand but they were coming in I decided to start slow. I began with three pair of shoes, I wasn’t sure anyone would see them let along I’d sale them. But I wasn’t happy in life at the time. So I posted the shoes all at $360.00 and to my surprise I woke up and they all had sold out! In one night I had flipped $900.00 into $1080 with customers making their next orders. You don’t know the joy I felt to see something I didn’t expect to take off do just that. Within the following months my online store had went from 3 to close to 500 customers. All without me promoting a thing. I simply went with my gut, found merchants that I could trust and things I felt represented myself and today’s modern woman and everything else followed.
From that point on everything I posted sold withing one to three day’s. My business was growing so fast and taking a form of it’s own. I had even had my first big sale to an actress in New York City whom paid $550.00 for one pair of my shoes! That was so insane to me. I couldn’t believe what I had created and started was actually taking off. So I began talking to accountants, lawyers and bankers about my business plan of opening a Local store. every last one of them told me that it was a great idea and to put it on paper apply for a bank loan or allow them to find me an investor.
But I wasn’t ready to take such a big leap, a store and online store, being a full time student and begging a sex transition all at once would be a lot to take on in my eyes. I wanted to wait a little longer and test the online thing out a bit more. I at the time hadn’t hit my low with my online store and i was waiting for it to come about to see how I would handle it… if I even could handle it. So here I am, six months later and at my first dry spell. The emotions I feel on this has taken it’s toll on me. I’m not used to putting forth work and not seeing the results instantly. I feel defeated, but i won’t allow that to stop me. If anything I’m using it as a lesson (as Rihanna say’s “Always a lesson, Never a Failure). But I won’t lie it hurts my heart to see my baby (my store) at a stand still and struggling. I feel like my store is my child, I’ve raised nurtured and feed it. and to see my baby have a hard time is killing me. So I guess it’s time for another huge risk aye?
But I’ll take every lesson I learned this time and apply it and keep moving forward, i’ve come too far to stop