I’m writing a lot at the moment because I get the feeling there may be swathes of time approaching when I simply don’t have time to. Day Two of Being My Own Boss has been one of the most stressful and euphoric of my life!
I think the words ‘teething problems’ may have been invented for this morning, when PayPal decided not to work and almost immediately two orders came in. After many expensive minutes on the helpline and even more emails pinging back and forth between the web developers and me, it all came good, which left me with only 4635 more things to do.
I was going to say that in retrospect I wouldn’t send out over a hundred emails to friends and family announcing a business launch if everything is not working 100%, but since all the testing worked the only way to find out was for people to actually order. And hopefully there’s been no real damage done.
Then there is the fact that uploading photos is not my forte. It’s frustrating that people are missing out on nice things because I’m an idiot with Photoshop.
Another issue was that someone was put off by the lack of padlock as an indication of security. Absolutely right to be careful, and that is also now in hand, although both PayPal and Protx, the payment processor, are padlocked and totally secure.
Next on the list is Order More Stock (discipline required), start Sending Out Press Releases, Apply to Online Directories, Finish Uploading Products, Plan for Two (small) Fairs in December, and then a Bunch of Niggly Stuff which escapes me just now……………….
I must go and consult my Post Its.