small business

Craft Fairs

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I’m sure many of you know this already, but Russ and I have a little Etsy account where we sell wooden home decor and jewelry. Once in a while, we’ll do art and craft shows and sell a few of our things. I enjoy these shows because we get to meet people who actually buy our things (still geeking out about that). We also meet a lot of people who don’t buy anything but say very kind things about our work. Both bring so much joy to our hearts. Believe me, we’re not making a load of money off of this – if anything, it just helps sustain Russell’s woodworking hobby (which is a blessing!). It’s a great side hobby that also helps us meet new people.

This year, my goal was to do more of these art shows in an effort to meet more customers and get our name out there. There’s something about being a vendor at a craft fair (more…)

Getting Our Life Together

Planners

Good news! Russ and I are transitioning into our own business for awhile and it’s going well. I’ve been working from home for a little over a year now and Russ started freelancing again at the start of this year. At first, it was a bit rocky in terms of getting consistent clients. But now, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally nearing! Russ is getting consistent work, he’s networking, and I think overall we’re very content at where we are. (more…)