My alter-ego spends her time in the kitchen.
She bakes, she makes decorations for cakes and cupcakes, she tastes, she tests.
She loves it.
She also spends a fair amount of time answering email inquiries about cakes and cupcakes, and sending out quotes and invoices. She answers questions about costs and makes suggestions and comes up with ideas.
She mostly loves it.
Sometimes she wishes she could afford to pay someone to handle this side of things…
Something she’s battling with a bit is when people ask for an example of a decoration before they order it formally. If its something she’s never made before, she’ll want to make one just to see if she can, but the first attempt at something is usually at least a couple of hours’ work. The amount of work is mostly what determines the cost of a decoration. Asking a potential customer to pay for that one decoration will most likely cost both parties more in bank charges than anything else… but she doesn’t want to work for free. See, doing the example anyway means she runs the risk of the client not liking the result or the price, and then she won’t get paid…
What should she do?
What would you do?