maybe one of you can help me. if I was to ship one of my little books, how would I ship it? would I use an envelope or a package? like, I’m looking at the USPS website and I’m confused. there’s letters, flats, and parcels. letters look like they would be just for, well, letters. pieces of paper. flats also look like they’d be only for pieces of paper but maybe not? and parcels for things bigger than pieces of paper. which is what I have but these books are tiny. I don’t know if they’d have a box small enough.
I guess I could just go there and ask but I don’t want to have to go there unless I have a sale. all of this only matters right now because of possible shipping costs. I guess I could say free shipping since it’ll be pretty small anyway since they don’t weigh much but I’m not going to charge much for the book itself either so I don’t know.
this whole thing feels complicated right now and I’m wondering if it’s a good idea at all. ugh. I feel stupid. I have two things. one, my product isn’t good enough. and two, that I’m not good enough to start a business. like I’m not smart enough to figure out how to do it. how to ship these things, how to price them, how to market myself, how to make a profit.
then I just feel embarrassed. like, how could I think I could do this? how could I think I’m good enough to do this? no one will want my things, I can’t figure out how to do this stuff so what am I doing thinking I can still do it?
maybe it’s actually a good sign that I haven’t given up yet? I didn’t think about that til just now. I could have quit by now. I could have quit the first time I thought my things weren’t good enough to sell. I could have quit many times but I haven’t. is this good? or am I just stupid?