I could just leave it at that,
but that would be a bit dull wouldn’t it?
I never felt like I fit into the 9-5 J-O-B model.
I hated the idea of making money for someone else, and was tired of exchanging my time for 💰
I was super down, felt lost and like I was a failure for having this ultimate dream I craved.
A emergency hospital trip, last-minute surgery and 3 weeks bedrest taught me one thing...
Regret is a mind-F 🙄
I realised that if the lights had gone out that day, I would have regretted not taking the chance on my idea, and my business.
So I toddled off and bought some supplies and began self teaching myself how to open an online jewellery boutique.
**Insert 80s music montage**
It was HARD. Like tear your hair out hard. BUT when I made my first $6000 my first Christmas.
I realised I had hit on something... 🥇
It was a real business
It could be done
It would be done
Fast forward to 2016 where I quit my job, and I could work on my etsy shop FULL TIME - eeeeek! 🎉
In the beginning of 2019, I had outsourced all of the boring backend stuff, and I managed to do 3 things in my business:
Make jewellery & wrap orders (part time)
Listing and SEO
But I had another calling..
Through various etsy groups and friends of friends, I began to have a whole host of people asking me to help them do what I had done...
...Build a 6-figure handmade business.
It was after doing a mini shop critique for a friend that a 💡 appeared above my head.
and guess what...
I then started my YouTube channel "Handmade Bosses", and the rest as they say, is history! ✨
I've now dedicated my life to help others. I'm passionate about this fact:
We all have a special skill or knowledge to make something incredible, and build the life of our dreams.
I would know, I've lived it.
I've helped 100's of students build their own handmade businesses, and make REAL money, for a amazing lifestyle, backed by creativity.
And I can help you too!
I bet you’re saying - but there LOADS of etsy gurus out there - what makes you special? Well..
- I have helped 1000's of Etsy shop owners better their business.
- I am in the top 1% of Etsy shops on etsy
- I get 100,000s of views on my YouTube videos, and daily emails telling me how my advice has helped them.
- I give loads of free information that most "Etsy experts" would charge big $$$ for.
I’m UK based, and I KNOW if you’re reading this and you’re in the UK, you’ve assumed at one point that UK based etsy shops can’t get anywhere as big as USA based ones - but they can!
I have an actual ACTIVE full time 6 figure etsy shop- I challenge you. With the other etsy gurus out there - go take a look and see if they have an etsy shop active that makes a full time income…I’ll wait. As they say, learn from people who are where you want to be.
I’ve learnt from the ground up
I started with NO money (and have never taken a business loan)
I've obsessively learnt about etsy for the last 6 years
I have a 10 year background in retail and business
WHAT IS YOUR ETSY SHOP?
I DON'T FREELY LINK MY ETSY SHOP, HERE'S WHY:
▶ IT MESSES UP THE TESTS I CARRY OUT WITHIN MY SHOP, SO I CAN REPORT BACK TO YOU
▶ I DON'T WANT YOU GUYS TO SEE MY TESTS AND COPY THEM DIRECTLY AS THIS MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR SHOP (THEY'RE CALLED TESTS FOR A REASON!)