If you want to know what I am up to now-a-days, I am hustling trying to figure out my small business. Every single day thats what I think about and how I want to see it grow and become something bigger than I ever imagined.
To do so, you need to know a lot. Right? Or have that business mind set. I have a lot to learn and not enough time to sit down and take classes (although I do have some classes I signed up for!) Living in LA you are in your car for at least half the day and I didnt want to waste that time so I have been making the most of it by listening to business podcasts! For the past 4 months I have been through many, subscribed to many and deleted maybe half. Most business podcasts can make feel like its impossible, or even worse…it can make you sleepy! And you dont want to be sleepy when driving.
Today I introduce you to 5 of my favorite small business podcasts. They are all the ones that I look forward to and have been a lot of help building up my Etsy shop from ground up. Hope you enjoy my video~!
Elise Gets Crafty
Interviews with other small business’s along with Elise talking about her business is perfect for first time small business owners.
Etsy Conversation Podcast
Only interviews ETSY shop owners. If you have an ETSY shop there will be many tips and tricks on things you can do about the ever so changing ETSY platform.
Great for female entrepreneurs.Encouraging for GirlBoss’s. Advice on ways you can change your habits or way of thinking to benefit you in the business world. One day I want to go to one of their Retreats!
Social Media Marketing Podcast
Never forget the social media side of things. As much as you want to ignore it the day and age we live in, social media is a great way to drive customers to your site/shop/business. Gives great tips from experts.
How I Built This
This NPR podcast is something to listen to when you are feeling like you want to give up. Hearing the success stories on this businesses that we all know can inspire you and maybe even think differently. Anyone can start a business and almost anyone can build it to a million dollar one. Such an inspiring podcast!
If you are a small business owner or are thinking of starting one, congratulations! You have already made the first step that many people are afraid to do!! Hope these podcasts help you in some way! Please share your favorite podcasts with me down below or on my Youtube Channel. Would love to hear from you!!
I have been Erin Condren Planning for two years now and been purchasing planner stickers from Etsy for a while now. I am ALWAYS finding new shops (LOVE THAT!) And trying new places out…but these are the ones that I have bought from before and keep checking in on.Yes, there are other ones I like too, but I thought I would share 4 of them with you now and some more with you later!
Here we go:
Fox and Cactus (Best name, don’t you think?)
They have these girls named Rose, Tulip, Lily, Poppy and Daisy. All of these girls you can some how relate to all of them. Super cute and something you want to add to your daily planning!
Hello Petit Paper This is more of a girly girly one. Her illustrations are adorable and so cute! When you want to add some cuteness to your planner…this is the one!
Poetic Soup Designs Now she does more than just planner stickers. She creates logos, cards, invitations…list goes on. From her I just go for her fashion drawing stickers. They are totally worth it! So freaking cute!!
SweetKawaiiDesign Mother of all planner stickers. They now have their own site and have branched out into mini planners, coffee cups and other things! The quality of the stickers are also another level. The print won’t come off for sure because they are thick and sturdy. Her stickers really go with any theme and any color scheme too. I always go back to her stickers.
Today I have stepped into the #pincommunity ! It was always something I wanted to be a part of but never thought I could. Until today.
I had designed these pins a while ago and in my head I had been talking myself out of it.”not good enough” “why waste your time?” “who is gonna buy it?” BUT THEN I told myself to shush and JUST DO IT! Also because I was just tired of working for other people and not getting the chance to be creative. I needed an outlet and something to work towards.
It all started with me watching the Netflix series, THE OA and binge watching and then going onto ETSY to search for some OA pins to add to my mini collection. Well… There wasn’t anything. Really, there was nothing. (currently 3/10/17 There are some art/sketches and a pillow case) Still not much and nothing I could wear out. I sketched out Prarie doing one of the five movements and sent it out along with 4 other designs that I asked my friends on Instagram to vote for.
As soon as I received my pins I went out to take photos (might not be the best because the sun was going down and my baby was still asleep!LOL) I had a feeling I wouldn’t get much time to shoot anyways so I went along with it and posted it up on my ETSY site the next day.
Within a day I got an order. The next day I got two pin orders. Today I had my studio sample sale in DTLA and I had 7 transactions and 5 were just PINS!! I might just turn out to be the PIN lady and not the PAPER lady I was dreaming of! LOL
Either way, I am super excited about how it came out (and have a few more idea’s in the works) and wanted to share them with you! These went up three days ago. Please take a peek and let me know what you think! Would really love to hear from you.
If you get a chance, stop by my ETSY shop and give it some love! Pin it, like it, save it!
I am on Etsy all the time..sometimes too much time is spent there… all good tho! ANYWAYS I saw some really cool and unique idea’s for a fathers day gifts instead of the usual card and neck tie so I thought I would put it together and possibly give you idea’s this year.
CelebriT Tee shirts are full of funny prints, but I thought my husband would actually wear this one! I mean..even if it’s not a “going out tee shirt” it’s a funny pj tee!
Sophia Victora Joy cups can be personalized. Even though you see a name here on this awesome camping mug cup, you can add something else in it’s place like quotes your dad or husband say for a little chuckle every time he reaches out for a cup.
If your man, dad or friend travels a lot then these little personalized toiletry bag would be the perfect gift! And they look really cool. Trust me on this one, if you want a cool little travel bag (especially for a guy) it’s REALLY hard to find one that doesn;t have a weird logo or feel cheap with the material they use. This one is from Sivani Designs.
For the BBQ’r ! He would love that it has his name AND it comes in a box to carry around (beach, camp BBQ’s) There was a variety of fonts to choose from too! Find it at Perfectly Me Vancouver.
And lastly, for the tech savvy father. From Palmetto Wood, this is a shelf for the iPhone, keys, accessories, pens..anything he carries in his pockets etc can go somewhere on here! My friend got one for her husband and he loves it! Simple little shelf helps a lot. I like that.
Good luck finding something for that amazing man in your life! I know this little “holiday” comes ever year but tell him how much he means to you this year.(even if you don’t get hims a gift…words are powerful) My life motto, live everyday like it’s your last. Tell your loved one how much they mean to you. No regrets!!
This is a little project that I have been wanting to do for a very long time…just never had the confidence to do it! Even though I do graphic design for other companies or for friends, when it comes to you using your creativity fully and on paper to sell…then for some reason my fear kept kicking in. But I have finally swept my fear away and posted some holiday cards up on my Etsy site this past weekend! And the response has been amazing! Been getting a lot of likes. Thank you!!! I know I posted these a little late for the actual holiday season, but thats okay. I am learning and now that I have the shop up I have to keep up with new cards for the next year! Am already working on some idea’s and cannot wait to show you when the time comes;)