I’m Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity, and I’m a huge fan of Taradara’s! I’m so excited to be here today, as I think Tara is one of the handmade community’s greatest resources. I admire the work she does, and I love reading all about how she made it. I’m drawn to people who lead their lives from a place of passion and purpose, because I believe each of us has something extraordinary to offer.
In fact, my motto is: Get Paid to Be You.
I started my own handmade business in 2010; it’s called the Energy Shop. I fell in love with my shop as a creative outlet: I could express myself and do something I enjoyed all at once. Consequently, I fell in love with Etsy and the handmade community. I quickly realized that creating with a sense of passion and purpose is something everyone did, every day.
I then started to consider the possibilities of the creative business I had started. I thought, what if I could build my own career? I’m a mother of four, and I wondered, what if I could always be present for my family, and chase my dreams too? What would it be like to create my own work-at-home business?
What would it be like to create your own work-at-home business?
I went for it, and I made 450 sales in my first three months of business. I went on to make more than 1,000 in the first year, and today I’m at nearly 3,000 sales after two years. I quickly realized that I loved the business side of my shop as much as I loved making the products that I sell.
I started with $100 worth of materials, and in just two years, I’ve earned more than $60,000. My days are overflowing with passion and purpose. The biggest lesson I’ve learned along the way is that:
We all deserve more LIFE! in our life.
If you have a passion, a hobby, or your own handmade shop, I encourage you to fall head over heels in love with it. Believe in your own purpose and reach for the stars. I built Marketing Creativity to help you build the career of your dreams, and I offer a few free tools to help you get started. Success is yours for the taking.
I’d like to thank Tara for all that she does! I wish you much success and all the best.
Lisa Jacobs writes Marketing Creativity for fellow creative spirits who aim to build a career with their own two hands. She leads group webinar programs and offers one-on-one coaching designed to help you get paid to be … you.