After spending two years building up my online shop, I’ve spent a lot of time talking business. In fact, these days I’ll talk business to absolutely anyone who cares to listen! Melody’s Makings is my passion, my pride, and the extra support that my family depends on.
I had big dreams when I first opened my Etsy shop….however, even I was skeptical that they might be able to come true. It simply felt far-fetched to think that I could make a living doing something that I truly loved. I’m kind of a dream chaser, and I’m super stubborn though….so I dove in head first. After all – I had just had a new baby (Charlie) and if there was anytime in my life to make my dreams come true – this was it!
I know the fears behind opening a new shop. I’ve felt the anticipation waiting for that first sale. I understand the frustrations of getting your business off the ground.
I also know the joy of being paid for my time. I’ve been spoiled being able to work on the schedule that best fits me and my family. I’ve enjoyed the chance to work for and celebrate so many wins in my business…..and I would never go back to where I was before Melody’s Makings.
Over the last couple of years, I have spent hours upon hours soaking up all the business info. I could. From working alongside other successful business owners and absolutely picking their brains, to spending loads of time and money on business classes, I have been gathering as much knowledge as I can.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to stay home with Charlie through my knitting and crocheting, and I truly believe you can too.
Every parent who feels the need to stay home with his or her children should have that opportunity. Lucky us that we’ve been blessed with a skill set to do it!
So….Let’s Talk Business!
Let’s chat about the in’s and out’s of successful businesses, and how to get you there. It takes time, effort, and chancing upon great opportunities….but most importantly, running a successful business takes believing. Believe in yourself, believe in your skill, and believe in your ability to make this happen.
Each week, I’ll be posting new blog posts about business in the crafting world. Please read them, ask questions, and share them with other shop owners you think would benefit – we can all do this together!
Will you be following the conversation and mastering your business skills?
Do you have a business thought or question you would like me to address in a blog post?
Leave a comment below letting me know!