Newsletter 2nd May 2021: 🙃Nothing to buy: Toast Under the Piano & a Freebie

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There was a TV show I watched a few years ago. I didn’t remember much about it or who was in it until I just looked it up on imdb.

It  turns out “a few years ago” was 1986, but the thing I remembered from “To Have and To Hold” over all those years was the toast under the piano.

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One sister in the drama had a clean, almost pristine, tidy home, and no joy, the other was pulling toast out from under her piano, and she had the kids, a messy dog, and a loving family.

Of course, there was more to the show than that, but I remember saying to my almost hubby (who I’m still married to all these years later) that we would have one of those “To Have and To Hold” households where toast under the piano wouldn’t matter.

And it’s always been so.

Which is just as well now we have puppy Alfie because the little mutt tries to eat carpets, leaves grit and mud everywhere, and I sat down on my cream (now covered in a blanket) couch today to find I’d sat on a pig’s ear “treat” where Alfie had left it. LOL

Why am I telling you all this? 

Because business is the same. If you try to get things just so and completely perfect, you’re likely to strip the joy right out of it.

None of us is perfect and it will drive you crazy trying to follow every piece of advice on the internet. Especially as a lot of it will be

a) out of date

b) conflicting

c) written by people who don’t know, but pretend they do

and sometimes all three.

Do your best, but don’t worry if you have toast under your piano when you launch your website or your product.

Just get it done.

If the piano still plays, you’re good to go. Toast can be cleaned up in version 2, and under the piano is invisible to anyone but you.

Don’t be frightened to publish because of what “they” will say. Publish and hold your head high. You did it! Your opinion is the only one that matters.

Freebie from Michelle

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If you have yet to start an Etsy store and you want an easy place to sell your printables, take this free challenge which will have you up and running in no time.

Remember that to have a viable business, you need products, a platform to sell them on, and people to sell them to. Etsy will give you a platform and some eyeballs on your products, but don’t forget to promote what you have there, too.

Have a great week ahead. There’ll be another super-low-cost treat or two from me tomorrow but that’s all for me today.  I’ll catch you soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers (but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good.)





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I will receive a small commission if you buy through my affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on, but the product will not cost you more.


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