December is a busy (and expensive) time for a lot of people. With gifts to buy and parties to plan, it can be difficult to make ends meet. However, if you’ve ever had a business idea, or a side hustle dream, now could be the perfect time to throw caution to the wind and bring some much needed balance to offset that holiday spending.
Thriving online marketplaces like Etsy and Handmade on Amazon make it easier than ever to advertise and sell your own unique products to the masses. If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss and see how your products will sell, now’s the time to give it a try. In 2018 alone, over $3.9 billion worth of merchandise sales were made through Etsy, according to Statista. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that pie?
Being the President and CEO of your own new business venture can be a fun and exciting time, but we understand that it can be intimidating as well. Start-up costs can be high and not everyone is ready to take that risk. At TextNow we want to help reduce the risks that come with launching your own store, whether it be physical or virtual. With a TextNow account you can have your very own number, apart from your existing personal number, to use specifically for your business venture.
Want a number to contact your suppliers with, but don’t want to share your personal number? Need a way for customers to contact you to confirm their orders, but want to be able to log out during off-hours? Want to personalize your voicemail message for your business to be more professional? Want to do all of these things and reduce start-up costs? Any account with TextNow will give you all of these capabilities so you can check all of these boxes for free!
And hey, if you’re not quite the next Martha Stewart, but have some old toys and trinkets to sell to make room for the new holiday haul, a second phone number may still be the answer for you! Use it to verify exchanges and sales on places like the Facebook Marketplace, without handing out your personal number.
The hunt for the perfect unique gift makes December the best time to get started and have your products (new or old) in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Let TextNow help ease your mind−and wallet!−so you can confidently get your side hustle working for you 👍