Once training is over, however, I'll be on a Tuesday - Saturday schedule so a lot of my vending won't happen. MAYbe I can, like, get someone at VisionCon to let me have part of their table for just Sunday for a pro-rated fee? And I know, I'd have to buy a badge, but that's part of it :D
I should have enough vacation time saved up to do Barataria Faire, though! And recovery time....
8 hours a day, .5 hours for lunch, minimum 47 minutes one-way travel time...so I'm letting the massage room in Monett go. It gave me a base of operations for a year, but even with all the marketing I did and networking I didn't break even. People keep telling me "It's the economy, it'
ll get better" and yes, it will -- but to pay a months rent when I CAN use it eight days...well, not really. I have to give two months notice; I'll be out at the end of September and just pay the second month. Saves another $15 on the Monett business license, since it would be up for renewal at the end of October.
Kind of sad about it, I really tried to make a go of it, but I guess the time wasn't right. I'd discussed going to KC, but with only one regular client and one small-business client, that wouldn't have paid the bills either and those bills would have been higher there.
NO, I'm not giving up massage; yes, I'll be doing on-site and maybe outcall and I have a couple of people I'll be doing reflexology on as sort of a learning process for me (link here as I'd like one more). I'll be keeping my license and CEUs up-to-date, and I'll continue to look for somewhere I can practice on days off so I can build a clientele. Heck, I'm already negotiating to bring my chair in to the call center one day a week! (Day OFF, of course.)