When I first started my sewing business, I had no idea that I would learn so much. I knew I would try out new sewing techniques, have to learn how to get over any shyness and "sell," but I did not anticipate the many hats I would have to wear in order to make a go of it. Not having a budget to hire anything out, here are some of the things I've had to juggle in the past year (not all well, as is evident in my still-lacking photography).
Photographer--still learning, even with my DSLR
Marketing Pro--steep learning curve on this one
Blogger-making progress; couldn't think of an image, though...
Designer--the fun part
SEO, aka, Search Engine Optimization--something I struggle with, but is necessary with any online business
I'm sure I'm leaving out some of the hundred-odd tasks that seem to find their way on my daily to-do list. So far I feel very successful, and I have my fabulous customers to thank for that! There is an image I have hanging in my studio that helps me stay on track, focus on what's important *that day* and preserve the joy in sewing useful things for a living. I feel really lucky to be able to do what I do, but it's a hella lotta juggling!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.