Long time no talk!
I know it’s been awhile since my last post, you guys. Sorry about that. Life has been… well, life.
Over the past several months I’ve been thinking seriously about the whole planner business and whether running a shop is really for me. It takes a lot of work to run a successful shop. Not only do you design product (which takes a lot longer when everything you make is hand drawn), but you also have to maintain a website, come up with and execute marketing plans, find time to use said product, take pictures and edit them, post on social media constantly and keep up social interactions with customers and friends. Not to mention the answering of emails as well as filling and shipping actual orders. Basically, I was having to work 50-60 hours a week to really accomplish anything. Something my family really didn’t appreciate.
To be honest, my shop success has been dwindling, and it’s my own fault. After months of going at it full steam ahead to the point where I put the rest of my life on the back burner, I burnt myself out. And every month since has been losing momentum, to the point where it’s just not fun for me anymore. For all the work I put in, there’s little to no return.
After a lot of back and forth and weighing the pros and cons, I’ve realized how much I need a break. Not from my planners or the planner community, but from running a shop full time.
So after much deliberation, I’ve decided to close up shop.
Well… sort of. I’ll be running a deep discount sale on all physical product I have in inventory and changing my shop over to digital only. And while I can’t promise new releases any time soon, I hope to eventually come back to making new inserts and digital items in the future. In the meantime, I’ll be focusing on family and a few other creative endeavors. But don’t worry, I’ll still talk to you guys on social media!
Next Friday, October 25th at noon central time, you’ll be able to use the code CLOSINGTIME for 50% off all physical product in the shop. From the new planner discs, to die cut packs, stickers, albums, and more – it will all be on sale. And for every order $50 or more, I’ll be throwing in a free sticker album until they run out.
Want to help share the news? Just save the image above and post it to your Instagram stories. Be sure to tag me @mamajeneplans so your followers know where to go. I’ll also be adding a countdown to my stories, so be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss it!
See you next Friday!