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It’s the End of the Road!

It’s the End of the Road!

www.babynotincluded.co.uk

Many of you will know that alongside the blog I run an online shop selling Funky Baby Clothes.

My journey started in May 2007 so very nearly ten years ago.

I started with £250 in my business account, set up my very first make yourself website and secured my first wholesaler.

And waited for the magic to happen.

Waited for the millions of customers to come flooding my way to buy my carefully selected items.

Ha ha how green was I thinking that it was that simple.

I joined my first forum www.mumsclub.co.uk and virtually mingled with likeminded people and gained much insight into the online buying/selling world.

It’s far from being an easy option, but the online community and the support that came with it kept my passion alive.

Each customer that bought from me and sent messages about the items that they bought from me gave me ever growing confidence.

I’m far from being a natural saleswoman but I loved the items that I sold and carefully selected items that I would buy and dress my own children in, making sure that it was good quality and practical for dressing a new baby in.

Over the years I’ve attended shows and local markets to which Chris has chauffeured me to. I would say ungrumbling but there was lots of grumbling.

I’ve made mistakes aplenty but I enjoyed what I did.

It never felt like work.

After lots of thinking time I’ve decided to close the doors on the online shop, but it’s not goodbye.

This blog which was originally started to compliment and boost traffic to my website has become the thing that I love.

Sharing the crafts and cooking that I do at home as well as the days out in the South West is what I like to do.

I knew it was the right decision to close the shop when it started to get in the way of my blogging and the traffic started to plummet as I wasn’t really paying attention any more.

To all of you that have bought from me over the years I would like to say a mahoosive Thank You and hope that you stick with me on my blogging journey.

Keep an eye on the Facebook Page as I will be starting a Closing Down Sale so there will be lots of bargains to be had.

I feel sad but excited of what will come next.

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk

 

6 thoughts on “It’s the End of the Road!

  1. Well done for following your heart and setting up a business that you had passion for, lots of people never get past the idea phase.

    I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  2. A huge decision for you, but it sounds as though you have found your niche and doing what you love and enjoy is the most important thing. I think we first ‘met’ through the Mumsclub forums back in the day! I wish you all the very best with your blog – onwards and upwards! 🙂 x

  3. Thank you. It has taken me quite a while to make the actual step but now I’ve done it I know it was the right thing. Life’s too short. Onwards and upwards. Loved the Mumsclub forum x

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