New Horizons

This entry isn't related to video games or game development. It's about business.

Last week, I was offered the opportunity to make an investment. Since I'm pretty good with money, I had some extra to spare and decided to go for it. I dropped $390 on some trading cards. To those who don't know, I have been a trading card collector for over 20 years. I have had an interest in card games for a long time. One of my dreams was to have a shop of my own. I think that's one part of why I enjoy my current job as much as I do. I get to look at fancy cards all day and listen to people having fun.

I've been trying to put in motion the beginning foundation of an online store. After some technical difficulties with the online storefront that I've decided to use, I have finally gotten an account up and running....well.....sort of. They still need to help get my desired store name in order. It was being flagged for some ridiculous reason. 

It's going to be a slow build, but I'm hoping that I can get some extra income coming in via this web store. If things go well enough, I may be able to either A) Sell cards from home as a full time job, or B) Save enough money to start my own shop. 

I've been researching pricing on the items that I would need to get a store started. I have a list drawn up of the basics. I have also created some projected sales estimates showing profit potential with even low-end in-store sales. On top of that, I have a spreadsheet that shows the monthly maintenance costs to have a shop remain open with 1 or 2 other employees.

It's still a bit of a distance off on the horizon. Not too far, but a bit off.

It's exciting thinking about the potential that's ahead. I already know what I'm capable of now, and I know that I still have a good amount to learn.

It's time to start boosting my credibility and selling some nerdy stuff.

Until next time.