Have you ever let anything go for a bit and then it all pile up on you? I bet most of you have! I have usually been faithful about keeping up with business records, but I hadn’t been for the last 5 or 6 months. Things that I am SURE I will NEVER forget, I look at them and go “What?” And I use a database to keep track of all sales because I want to be able to show that there is a market for my paintings. So, there is an entry for every card sale, print sale, etc. – for each image that I have. So a little overwhelming. I am not sure if I am making things way too hard for myself … but this is the track I am on. It is no big deal if I enter data pretty quickly (for the most part).
Peach Ponderings, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
But I also have quite a bit of items on consignment in local stores … and so when they send me a check, most of them don’t say WHICH card or mat sold. So someday I should go figure that all out. I guess. Outright sales are much nicer. Also I set up a system today to keep track of sales at my CafePress Shop and Etsy Shop. And, of course, fees are taken out .. so then it is also documenting those. But I am not complaining – I LOVE sales!!! And I am a bit of a techie, so I enjoy this in moderation.
I would love to hear your own travels with this issue!
How do you like this signature? I sure do … they are beginning to look bare to me without a signature!! So that is good! I have made the leap.
~ Diane Clancy