The idea I have for a new product is going to cost me some up-front money. It's not something custom that can be done when the order is in. It has to be ready to ship - therefore, I have to spend money to make money. It not a lot of money, but it's a lot for me.
So if I'm going to spend this money, I'm going to take it seriously. The best motivation for me is a deadline. I gave myself a deadline of Thanksgiving. So over the past weeks I've been gathering materials and formulating a plan.
Today I made another purchase toward this project and it took me about 15 minutes to hit "complete order". Right before I completed the order, I had a moment of "it's no big deal."
People take bigger risks than this every day. So I make this product and no one buys it, it's no big deal. So I have some extra supplies laying around, it's no big deal.
If no one buys them, I'll give them away. If I have extra supplies, I'll use it for other products. I'm being fiscally responsible and thinking carefully before making purchases. I'm not committing to anything that I can't do.
I can't wait to share with you this new project. I'm really excited to try it and even more excited to put it in my Etsy shop.
So why am I freaking out? Because this is new and out of my comfort zone - and that, my friends, is a good thing.