today, i am having a hard time. this sounds so cliche, but i am beyond ready to take my business to the next level. however, i am overwhelmed with just HOW to do that. i've come across some predicaments and i'm having difficulty finding a solution. one of my main problems is... how do i sell my clothing wholesale? i know where i want to sell purusha, and i believe they would want me there too... but i am struggling with, how do i make money selling clothing at 50% off the price i sell it at? and to pay my seamstress and myself, and pay for fabric and supplies... then at the end i am just left with nothing. seems like a really shitty business plan to me. i watch a lot of shark tank (lol) and i know if i told them i was selling pants to a store for wholesale at $38 a pair, and i only made $8 off that, while the retailer made $39, they'd say "you're crazy", and "why not make your stuff in china?" UGH. frustrating.
i love selling online. i get to meet my customers and i've made an abundance of beautiful kind friends through etsy, facebook, and this blog. and i love that i can sell my clothing at a fair price, so i feel good about it and my customers do too. i fear with selling to retailers, i wouldn't feel so great. so i feel stuck. where do i go from here? how can i make selling wholesale a reality? or should i pick up another strategy? i know i will figure it out, but in the meantime, here i am. and i don't know where to go to grow.
feel free to offer any suggestions to my issues. lol. or correct me if i'm wrong. maybe those profit margins are just reality.
eh. first world problems, i know. i will work out, i believe in purusha. just gotta find the plan...