It was a little out of nowhere and not really thought through. I just thought, why not!? And did it.
So here it is:
I am just starting out on Facebook at the moment. I hold a Wednesday night market each week from 8pm where I post all my finds for the week. I've found some amazing things in the last few weeks including a vintage sewing machine, mid-century two seated lounge, antique juice bottles, vintage kitchen chairs, retro Tupperware, a 1960s musical toy for children, retro thermos flasks, enamel bowls, vintage tea cups and more.
If all goes well with my business on Facebook I'll plan on expanding to a website. It's all a bit of fun and not really for profit (although I hope it turns over a little money some time soon!)
I do really miss blogging though. Any spare minute I have is now spent on this new business. I've had no time to just "be", read a book or watch TV. I always make sure I here for the kids but I am certainly more distracted and often multitasking. For example, "Let's play shops, you can be the customer and I will buy these things then take a photo of it."
I am going to give it six months and see how I go. If this doesn't work then I will have to try and find something else. Financially, we are getting to stage where I really need to work. I haven't worked now for more than 12 months. I am itching to get back into work and also relieve my husband of having to support all of us on his income.
But for now, I am just going to give this a go. Hopefully, once things settle down a little in terms of setting up the business, I can get back into blogging soon.
I am wondering though if I am a little crazy for going out on a limb and trying this new business venture out. Have you ever started a small business? Was it a failure or a success? Do you have any tips or advice? Would love to hear about it!
P.S Don't forget to like 'The Vintage Hunter' Facebook page! x