Starting an Online Jewelry Boutique!
I am finally announcing what my side-project is all about! I have for a while now been thinking of starting my own business, within something I’m passionate about. Too much time has passed since it was all thoughts and ideas, and I thought to myself that it’s time to not look back and just take action. I have been researching into all kinds of related subjects since this is a huge topic which mostly is pretty new to me. I’ve chosen an e-commerce platform to use and I chose Shopify. It seems pretty easy and scalable if and when the business becomes larger and you have a lot of products listed. I’m already super excited to get my e-boutique launched and be able to share it with all of you.
You might wonder what my shop is going to be selling. 🙂
I’ll be selecting unique and special pieces of jewelry (silver and other materials) and accessories from India, Thailand and South Asia, with an oriental and special design that I find too little of here in Sweden or in the West generally. Of course I will also buy in all kinds of popular trendy jewellery that can be used for an everyday look. I will begin with the Nordic region, and quite soon expand to ship to the whole Europe, and when I’m more stable I’ll include the whole wide world; so everyone can enjoy a piece of the East in the West.
I’m also looking into specializing in more cool Indian accessories that I can easily get hold of when I travel to India next time. More focus on quality material that is specific to India and that region, which is great for scarfs, clothes and accessories.
The second aspect, and the key to my business is that portions of the sales will be donated to charity organisations I’ve chosen to work with. One of my greatest wishes for the world is for it to be less poverty, and I can only do so much on my own with my contributions to try to work towards changing the world. Therefore I would like to ask for your help to help the world, to give back to the society and to help people in need. The smallest gesture can help, buying a piece of jewellery from my shop will contribute to charity organisation working specifically with women and helping them getting a solid income so they can provide for their family and themselves; thus becoming more independent.
UPDATE in Aug -16: Due to some delays in some tasks the launch of the online jewellery shop will be planned for to the end of this year (2016). I will be sharing more details regarding the business as I get closer to launch date. Stay tuned!
Peace and Love,
New trend to post pajamas images?
One thing I find funny with some random people on my Facebook is that they stay away from posting something for quite a long time and then they break the silence with an utterly boring image of their coffee or something and say that spring is here. Stating the obvious. Or an image of them wearing the most unflattering pajamas ever and I’m thinking – why did you have to let me see that? What’s in your own private home should stay there, unless it’s some high quality images or showing some new interesting item you’ve bought that might be useful for other people, just don’t share? It’s just my opinion, but I’m getting sick of this whole new social network trend that people feel urged to post images of themselves in all kinds of situations that back in the days were just a casual Saturday/Sunday afternoon chill.
They really want me to judge them by their images when they post things like that. Just because you have a camera in your phone and Internet on top of that doesn’t mean you should post your whole life, including the boring bits and pieces. I have a rule of thumb when posting something to Facebook and that is to think if it’s relevant to anyone and if it’s useful or entertaining on some level. Unless we’re talking about my bunch of profile pictures, they’re there for a reason. 😛
Peace and Love,