How we work
After Jess's blog on behind the scenes i thought it might be nice to just share with you how we work on a daily basis.
I (Kayleigh) work full time 5-6 days a week so am normally the person making jewellery and answering orders ect.
Jess (my sis) works 2-3 days packing orders and working on her collection A+E and sometimes helps answer customer emails and facebook messages.
We've also just had Martha who runs Martha and Hepsie join us a couple of days a week to help with running our online shops & the website (Folksy, Etsy ect).
So the whole point of this blog was just to let you know how we work day to day.
Below is like the sort of plan we stick to.
- 9:00 Post office drop off
- 9:30 Get to work
- 9:45 Print all orders off & Answer any emails
- 10:00 Start making orders.
- 14:00 Work on new items
- 18:00 Finish
We make pretty much all our jewellery to order that's why we don't offer next day postage because we don't just pick and pack, we actually have to make it.
If your thinking about working for yourself this might be useful, We've found that when we've got a plan of action then its always alot easier to get stuff done. You can check off what's been done and have a look at what's left.
Below is an example of a to do list we sometimes use when we've got alot going on.
We also have a monthly plan for new collection's and targets to try and hit like alot of other workplaces.
Hope this sort of helps people understand us a bit better and help anyone who's setting up a small handmade business.
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