Turning a Hobby into a Business

September 13, 2016

I have never been crafty.  I have always wanted to try to be crafty, but it always failed.  I tried making wreaths once and it epically failed.  I was so discouraged.  My mom has been in craft shows all my life.  We always have an amazing time and enjoy spending time together.  But, I never thought I would be able to continue the craft show tradition.

Then I decided to look up dog related items.  The first I found was a dog toy.  It was so easy to make and it was fun!  Plus, it only took like 15 minutes to make.

After discussing with my mom, we decided to join forces and sell her dog sweaters and my dog toys together at her next craft show.  It was going to be so much fun!  I finally felt like I was crafty.  I even created a Facebook page and an etsy page.  I was running contests and promoting my business.

Then, I researched some more.  I realized that there were MORE pet related items I could make!!  PET BEDS!  I already used to make blankets in a similar way for gifts.  How hard would it be to make beds to go with it?!

I LOVED THEM!  They were so fun to make and they were super cute.  I posted them on my Facebook page and ended up getting 3 custom orders within the first week!!  How amazing =).

After once again talking it over with my mom, we decided to get me MY OWN CRAFT TABLE.  That is right!!  I FINALLY get to carry on the family tradition and have a craft table at a craft show.  I am so excited!  It is going to be so much fun.  Hopefully I am successful!  Wish me luck!

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