Coming back from financial disaster
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Coming back from a financial disaster. That's the goal. Real question is how. This time of year is a financial dead zone for petsitting. Always has been, but wasn't too bad before the economy crashed. I made enough to get by comfortably. Since the crash, I've depended heavily on the money I was paid for taking care of mother to get through until summer. I've spent years looking for something I could do from home. Most just didn't work with the space I have to work with. One actually backfired and left me heavily in debt. I started making soap and that shows promise (It's really good soap). A few months back I started making jewelry too, something I've dabbled with in the past. I had set up a shop on Etsy intending to sell the soap there (I should start listing soap soon). I put my first jewelry pieces online and it started getting views. Finally got my first sales. Yay!
It's going to be awhile before I can rely it for any real income, but it's a start. I'm focusing on paying my regular bills and hope to get funding to buy a new sewing machine so I can add tote bags, quilts, cat toys, etc... Oh, but I digress. The immediate future is truly frightening. One account overdrawn, another will be shortly, credit card over limit. The bank can't release my mothers remaining bank balance because I haven't had enough to renew my drivers license yet, my car insurance is due today and more bills coming very soon. I'm selling everything of my mothers I can, but haven't had many buyers yet. One of my clients donated a pair of shoes to sell, the woman at the cemetary felt so sorry for me she insisted on giving me a check to buy groceries. How sad is that? I'm trying to reach someone from church to see if they can help. People keep telling me I'm doing everything I can. It just doesn't seem to be enough.
Now I'm being harassed by an insurance company whose clients car I bumped into 2 years ago when my brakes failed.
4/29/14 I got desperate enough to set up a fundraiser account on Youcaring.com a couple days ago. So far not one person has cared enough to help. Am I too pathetic, not pathetic enough or just not worth anyone caring about?
5/15/14 So far I've gotten gotten $45 in donations. That combined with what's left of my mothers money took care of this months car insurance. Still have to pay the phone, storage and my PO Box. Can't run my businesses without the phone and PO Box. The storage unit has items I need for work also. I need to bring them up to date so I can go in to clean out the unit. I'm holding a yard sale this weekend. Hopefully it'll be a good weekend for yard sales. I was hoping to go to a gem show tomorrow to get more supplies for my jewelry shop. So far I don't have enough gas to even get there. Oh well. What's a person gonna do?