“Do your homework,” words I dreaded back in high school. They were words I lived by in college. Almost ten years later, I am dusting them off along with other skills from academia for my next venture. That being said, I am a planner. Anyone that I work with or am super close to could tell you that. I plan out my week down to the hour. It sounds a little OCD or Type A, but it’s the only way I can work 50 hours a week and start my own business.
Yes, I said it…. Start my own business. The cat is out of the bag.
I’ve learned over the last few months that I could make money selling my crafts as a hobby, but I am sure that I can make a living if I put forth more effort. While I am not planning on turning in my two weeks to my employer, whom I love dearly, anytime soon; I am in the “doing my homework” phase, planning, and spreading the word.
I never thought that spreading the word would be so valuable, but it is amazing the amount of people that have come out of the woodwork to share their experiences and offer their help. I’m so grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received in the last two weeks. I know it’s only going to get better, plus my creative juices are flowing more than ever and I just want to create. If only there were a few more hours in the day!
Updates since last week:
- madebylauralee.wordpress is now madebylauralee.com
- I will be hearing from my lovely graphic designer this week with what I hope to be a logo!
- I have started my extensive crafting schedule for the next two months for the Starving Artist Craft Fair in San Antonio.
- I have acquired two “new” pieces for refinishing.
I cannot articulate my excitement for these new projects and what lays ahead. Thank you for your support!