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Indeed we all work hard for the money!  I’ve been busy, busy, busy lately getting ready to move and I’ve been working on a new project that I want to tell you about.  There is a new site called IndieMade.  I’ve been writing some articles for their resources section which is all about running your own crafty business.  There’s tons of great information and I’ve been writing about packaging, taxes, photographs, marketing, phew!  Lots n lots of great articles are there for your viewing pleasure!  IndieMade is a new company that wants to cater to those folks who love the ease of selling on Etsy but would like more control over their shop.  On IndieMade you get your own blog, news section, calendar to let your customers know where you’ll be, and a shopping cart.  There is a great range of customization of your shop and you have a gallery where you can upload pictures of other things you’re working on.  It’s a one stop shop for everything you without having to build a website yourself.  I would HIGHLY suggest checking the site out and take their tour.  We are currently in testing of the site so it’s not live yet, but soon!  Check back here for updates on the site and once it’s gone live you can sign up for a 30 day free trial to see if it’s something that would work for you!

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Every few months I feel like I go through this process that goes something like this: I love what I’m doing but then I think about all the other things I could be doing (new ideas, projects, etc…) then I get overwhelmed, then I think “what am I doing with my life”  and I wonder how I could parlay all of my crafty abilities into a job that doesn’t rest solely on my shoulders, and then I get excited again about what I’m doing.  Does this sound familiar to any of you?  I have a feeling that I’m not alone in this. 

Sometimes during these times I like to focus on something that has nothing to do with crafts but it’s hard because I always like to keep my hands busy and sometimes it feels like I can’t turn creativity off (which I’m not complaining about by any means)!  What things do you like to do when all 0f the creative things seem to be pushed aside by all the worries and technical things of running your own business?  Thanks for listening everyone, I already feel better getting these things off my chest!  Hope you have a great Monday!

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