Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Tell us about yourself.
30 something. I work with adults with disabilities for my day job and make jewelry to relax.
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
2014, Girlfriend encouraged me after I ran out of people to gift my items to!
Tell us a bit about your products.
Great gifts! Hand stamped, wire wrapped, something for everyone.
What inspires your work?
Nature, Family, Love, Pets, Charity.
Those are my inspiration my motivation, my goals, my life.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
Continuing, growing, making pretty things that people love. I have exceeded all goals.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
My customer service, my speed, my charitable giving.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
I have a small room in my home that I have converted to a studio, though I much prefer working outside at my picnic table with my pets and the sunshine.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
The whole first year I had no idea what I was doing, so I just wish I had been more prepared.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
It is a lot of work, it is not a get rich quick scheme, but it can be a huge blessing.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
Hiking and spending time with my pets, I am also active in my community.
What is your favorite quote?
I like “She believed she could and so she did”.
Where can people find out more about your business?
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