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Stripey crochet wristlets

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So I have ‘officially’ started my own small business. I love to create, to make and design things, to teach others and to pass along the joy of crafting. So I thought it would be natural for me to start a business doing just that: create things, sell handmade items and a few supplies, and teaching others through workshops.
As it turns out, it is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, and the reason for this is the ‘business’ part. It turns out I have absolutely no affinity with the whole marketing side of being a small business owner. I hate having to ‘sell’ myself or my work. To tell people they have to book me because I am the best or whatever… I suck at that. So I don’t. I haven’t put up any advertising for myself apart from the website (which people don’t find because I suck at SEO too).
And so it is still very quiet. Haven’t had a single booking yet. And I feel stuck between doing what I love (creating) and getting nowhere, and having to do what I seriously dislike in order to be able to keep doing what I love. Because money is an issue too, ofcourse, and I can’t keep going like this forever: eventually I would have to look for a ‘real’ job.

Anyway. Apologies for the rant 🙂 Ofcourse I am grateful for this opportunity: I guess I’m just being a little down because the initial excitement of starting my own busness has worn off and now comes the real work of building a reputation.

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Something different now: I made both Big Brother and Little Brother wristwarmers. I used the pattern from the green dragonfly via Pinterest. And they both love them (Little Brother would wear them all day if he could, even in bed!)

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crochet wristlets

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