Many creative people look at their career path and assume that they’ll have to take on a business career (or “day job”) to support their artistic endeavors, and end up working double time for most of their life in order pursue their artistic passion. For some lucky people, however, there is a path towards making their creative work their “day job.” This can involve committing to an entrepreneurial lifestyle and creating a product line that can be sold via online orders. There’s no question that this kind of small business entails a lot of work, creativity and commitment, but the truth is that it can be done successfully. Today, the Internet has created a space that allows more and more people to follow this type of career path and find money and gratification with it. If all of that sounds exciting, it is, and the possibilities today are huge.
One of the keys to achieving success as a creative business owner is to take advantage of some of the resources available that will help your business run more smoothly on a daily basis. Today there are mailbox centers in many cities that provide not only a variety of business functions like the creation of documents and mailing services, but also services for shipping fulfillment. These centers provide systems that can take email orders and wrap and ship products from their warehouses (which can store your products) to customers. All this, plus taking care of tracking orders and keeping track of inventory and billing. This is a huge job but it can be done for an affordable price.
If you are manning our own creative business, consider putting more time into your product development by delegating out shipping fulfillment. It’s the smart way to grow your business.