Tax Day is looming. I finished my actual TAXES back in January. But now, as a self-employed crafter ... April 15 means ESTIMATED TAXES! Boo.
Did you know I have to pay money on sales I "plan on making" this year! Isn't that crazy. SO... the good progress I though I'd been making isn't really that great once I take this chunk out of my checkbook.
Not that I'm complaining! It's just another one of those "things" that make being your own boss not as all-the-time fun as you'd think it would be.
It's all those annoying money things that I wish I had someone to take care of ... like a boss ... but who didn't tell me what to do. Anyone want to be my free accountant?
Here's a list of some of the negatives of doing Etsy full-time.
--- When people ask what you do, you have to go into a 5-minute explanation including "No, 'Etsy' like 'Betsy.'
--- The end of the work day is only when you go to bed. (not including working on the laptop while under the covers.)
--- Some days I forget to brush my teeth in the morning (don't tell my mom.)
--- I have to pay $250 a month for health insurance.
Okay, well, this list was a lot harder to write than a thought it would be.
I guess the positives FAR outweigh any little annoyances and money woes I am experiencing.
The main thing is to keep FOCUSED. EYES ON THE PRIZE baby. :)
p.s. Rich and I have started watching the HBO series "Deadwood." Has anyone seen it?? Only seen the first two episodes so far, but it's pretty good!!