Totally late “Happy New Year” to you all! Wishing you all the happiest and most successful year yet! It’s gonna be a good one.
2018 is already feeling a little different, hasn’t it? It has gotten me pumped and inspired to do more! Or… in reality…I will try to post as much as I can being a one woman show lol
BUT, in my heart and soul I want to do SO MUCH MORE its hard sometimes. If you haven’t seen any of my new videos yet, then please do go by my channel and check out some recent vlogs. Another new thing is that I have started a PATREON page and would love to get your support on it in any way you can! Doesn’t even have to be funding! Just you stopping by my ETSY page or shop Instagram or personal IG page and saying hello helps! Knowing you are there helps!;)
For this month I wanted to give back so I thought if I made something downloadable for you to use that it would be easy for the both of us LOL …hope this works.
I have illustrated a handful of wallpapers that I am personally using myself and would love for you to use it on your desktop and/or laptop too! So sorry it is the last week of January, am hoping to do a FEB one pretty soon too so keep an eye out! If you are looking for wallpaper for your tele’s, I have also made some for your phones that you can find on my New Moon Instagram page!
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!!
Hello friends and family. I started a mini shop on Etsy 3 months ago creating hand illustrated goods, Newmoonpapergoods.etsy.com .
Now that little store has really started to grow at a faster speed than I would ever have imagined. All I want to do now is to make this a full time thing. So~ I might share some more things about the store and might ask for support, maybe ask to share the post sometimes…hope you don’t mind.
Please stop by the store and leave me some feed back.
If anyone knows any small business coaches, would love to get one too~!
I have finally finished my very first craft show! Thank you to MAMA MARKET for making my first craft show a breeze. To tell you the truth I was pretty nervous the day before. Hoping I had it all figured out and the fear of meeting customers! LOL I am not the best sales person cus I just want to give something away to everyone who buys from me! I am learning.
The day started pretty early. We all got there around 8-8:30AM to set up and doors opened at 10AM. It was supposed to be outdoors around the Platform shopping area but due to rain it got moved indoors to the green room. What a beautiful room! Luckily I was assigned a table right by the beautiful back door and relieved me from the pressure of being the first one you greet.
As soon as the doors opened I had friends and viewers of my channel come by my booth to purchase pins! Made me so happy to see familiar faces and the nerves just died down. What a great way to start the day. Flow was nice in the day, slow during lunch and picked back up after lunch. The show ended at 4PM. Perfect sales hours for a newbie like me!! Absolutely loved the atmosphere, the other vendors and the whole vibe all these fashion mama’s had. I felt like I was part of the cool kids club.
I know some of my friends or viewers didn’t show up since they thought it was an event only for mom’s, which it wasn’t. So I hope to try to get more friends and family to come out to the next show wether its a MAMA one or something else! Cannot wait!!!
I am excited to announce that my little Etsy shop, New Moon Paper Goods will be participating in the @fashionmamas MAMA MARKET on Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 4pm at @platform_la! The event will feature more than 30 mother-owned brands, ranging from home decor to womenswear to wellness. It’s going to be a great day to do some Mother’s Day gift shopping for mamas, by mamas. #FMMamaMarket is free and open to the public, so save the date!Please come by and say Hello!!
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!
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;)