ROAD RUNNER 1978 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Needed more money for inventory for Christmas.
My Christmas present early — my parents sent me six of these LooneyTune collectibles to sell.
Brainstorming a mission statement, definition, brand or niche for EditWrite Mercantile, I’m finding it not so easy.
The Internet loves a defined and narrow niche. A general store or mercantile is anything but focused and narrow.
So, instead I’m working on the ideal person or customer who would walk in the door, be comfortable and find the place a joy.
And it gets to be about lifestyle.
Clearly, it’s a curious person. Young or old – but for sure younger – as so many of us delight in youth. So may this be a store the young enjoy as well.
Dare we have a children’s section of game and toys? Yes!
We’ll have a young persons’ area with study materials for chemistry and the sciences, software learning games, math workbooks and other learning too.
Then for the young adult we’ll have the gadgets and accessories for their technology tools – cell phones cases, iPad and Nook covers, sleeves and cases.
And for the rest of us young at heart – the interesting and fun books – travel, arts and crafts, Texana (I live in Texas), history and textbooks for college students.
And to narrow it just a little more — this is a store for the writer and editor in all of us young and older. Writers and journalists are curious people – they love learning.
We are readers, writers and students.
The EditWrite Mercantile persona is a writer-editor. Yet this writer-editor may be at many moments of arrival, arriving, and career building. And at this time, in our snapshot of life, we see ourselves as the writer-editor entrepreneur who needs a boost, who needs tools and money on the side to build the business.
That is why we see – this persona as the striving artist-writer who refuses to be poor even while they build their writing career and skill. So, they have the side jobs, like online retail, selling on Amazon, tutoring and teaching the things we know best – whatever it takes to be successful and earn a comfortable living even while learning.
Not an easy task – to be the well-to-do student without Mom and Pop paying the tab. No, all on our own.
Beginning ideas of what EditWrite Mercantile is about.
Christmas Gifts from EditWrite Mercantile
Dena Home Cobalt Shams
Very pretty pillowcases — classy. Great for Christmas visitors!
Queen Size QUILT for the Christmas visitor.
Find it HERE
Ellipsis (Photo credit: Kevin H.)
The Way to Go
I learn so much from others. But yet …. a good Friend on Facebook said: they’ve lived their life by intuition and following their “gut.”
Is it not true? I’m not woo woo or superstitious or religious today. Yet, I think it prudent and wise to trust our instincts.
How many of us may look back on days of our life …. and see that when we truly felt and listened to our deeper selves, we made the most progress, we were happiest and were most successful too.
Oh, yes, there are arguments against this. Show me the Data. The Facts and proof are all that really matters. Yes, I still feel there are some things in life we just don’t quite understand.
So these words are nothing new. We’ve heard it before. But trust our instincts. Go with that first impression. Do what feels correct and right, as long as we’re not doing really stupid things…. like walking down a dark dangerous alley alone, or hurting another.
Let’s try this for a day, a week, a month ….. and if it works well for us …. maybe a lifetime. And if you already do this … all the more power to you.
Sometimes life is too short …. for thinking we can always and always decipher and calculate, and figure out. Yet, don’t get me wrong testing, measuring and sifting and coming to understanding is vital too. I think we need it all.
Highland Park Village during the Christmas holiday season (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wow! It’s Christmas and the holiday season once again. The biggest selling season of the year. And then on the heels of the season is the second hottest time of the year for selling books — especially textbooks!
So many new sellers showing up at Amazon — we almost don’t want to post all the secrets, tips and ins and outs for all to see.
It is a great opportunity and many are diving in and finding success.
Just wanted to stop by though. Because writing and editing next to health is still my #1 and #2 passion. I want to be the writer. And I want to keep learning from the health experts who practice and teach like Steven Acuff.
And as for writing Bob Bly is one of top mentors. His ezine is excellent.
So, sometimes making a living definitely gets in front of our passions — and those 10,000 hours I want to put toward getting really good at my passion(s).
And then with the stiff competition. It’s great though. I’m happy, so verrrry happy, the opportunity to sell stuff is upon us. So for those of you selling and looking for things to sell on Amazon — keep up the good work. We will see the rewards of our efforts this season once again.
Happy sourcing and selling!!