BEING SELF EMPLOYED - SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
Sometimes I compare people who start with their own business, with these little sea turtles crawling
on the beach, trying to make it to the sea, facing all the dangers and predators around them,
but just going in one direction!
And not many are making it.
I have a lot of respect for everybody who tries to make it in this harsh world of big companies,
internet overload of information, offers and temptations, quick shopping, quick decisions, quick
payments and quick deliveries (and many times also the quick returns).
I understand that I am part of it too, with my web-shop, but I prefer to see myself as a different
entrepreneur. My web-shop functions more as my catalog, the "window" for my business.
But the real fun is selling directly to people, interact with people, share stories with people,
to see how they are interested in something, and come back!
It is my choice to be less commercial, to not go for big money, it is my choice to buy things
from special projects or businesses, where the quality is maybe not high standard, but where you
can feel love and care in a product, or the originality of it.
And sometimes the product is not good at all, but I have been helping them, that is already good.
It is my choice to give away a lot to charities and to help with donations.
And I consider myself as one of the baby turtles who was running on the beach AND I made
it to the sea - my little business is still there - and the dangers are not gone.
But the feeling of freedom and swimming and floating in that endless sea, is also a great feeling!
Happy with my chosen slow business in this fast and commercial world!
My name is Anneke AND I STARTED in January