How does one privately go public?
Right now, I have zero website visits. Zero views as they say. However, it is my desire to change that. I want to sell the jewelry I make. I want to have something I have built. Not in an inflated ego sort of way but more as a confidence booster way. And I don’t know about you, but I can always use some confidence.
Confidence is key to sales. Confidence is key to some many parts of life. But where does one get confidence?
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
1): a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something
2): a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something
There are other definitions, but these two are the first that popped up so those are what we are going with.
Personally, I like the 2nd definition the best for the purpose of my blog/confessional. “: a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something.”
The big question for this whole after hour’s business (?) I am trying start is whether it will succeed financially or whether it is simply a cathartic way to give me some psychological relief to a feeling I’m still searching to be able to describe.
Seeing as the cost certainly out ways any profit I have made from my currently 4 sales, I am going to say that my goal is to focus on the confidence boost that having my “own” website has given me. I am getting married in early 2023. I have a limited to create something that is uniquely me. (Not in a bad way). But just, in a life is changing kind of way. While I am so over joyed for how my life is changing, it would be a lie to say it isn’t a little scary. A lot scary. Also if Monkey’s Mojo takes off financially I will be over the moon. Because it will definitely help pay for the wedding. Which I should be saving up for (lol)…. So financially is this profitable? No. But it has given me moments of happiness and purpose outside of life’s responsibilities. I’m a Pieces, what can I say? We fishes like to escape reality.
So this website is both giving me an uplift in my confidence but also creating a sense of self-doubt, or better yet a surprisingly high amount of stage fright.
So far the only people who even know about this blog is my family/friends and the 300+ followers I have on Instagram (not a brag). My first attempt at a blog, I wanted to keep my blog vague. But no vague blog is good. And I want my website to be great. So I am writing this blog to let any of my future customer’s get to know me. A little at a time.
Who would have thought just a brief talk/blog about self-confidence or (lack thereof) would be so hard? I have learned something new about myself and that is that I have internet stage fright. Stage fright for (currently) a non-existent audience.
There is sadly no strong or inspirational end to this blog. However, there is a small step of progress. I am posting it. Am I nervous? Yes. Do I know exactly why I am nervous? No. But am I still posting this? Yes. And I am proud of it.
Monkey’s Mojo only employee, bottle washer (expression), stage frighten (?) and mildly proud of herself,