It Was my Hobby - now it's my Business.by Jenny Stewart
One of the most enjoyable ways of working, is when you have the good fortune to be able to spend your working day doing something that you would do from choice AND earn money from it.
I have always enjoyed decorative painting and decoration - and spent a lot of time painting ceramics and angel figurines. However when I found it impossible to work outside the home with two small children to take care of on my own - I started working from home.
I already had a business background and had also been self employed for several years as well - so I looked around and realised that my own hobby was easily converted into a home based business.
Like most people I started to sell my angels and christmas nativity sets to friends. Then advanced to markets and craft fairs- found that there was a demand for my work from gift shops and other shops catering for angel lovers. So Alas y Cia Granada (Wings & Co Granada in English) was born.
Next stage - a web site of course and as a logical conclusion from there - a marketing campaign on the internet - out of which i discovered the Business and Social networking communities.
And here I am.!
By day we paint angels ( I now have two people helping me) for our shop and private customers
and ithe rest of my work time - I get onto my trusty computer and join in with the rest of the world, including a little networking of my own with an advertising programme I promote (after using it for my own advertising and liking it). And of course I started The Artists and Artisans Place at ApSense which is my own way of helping to promote the work of artists and Crafters, like myself.
I have found the internet to be a wonderful marketing method and also a great way to meet all sorts of interesting people and learn about their work -
Thanks for a great Group.
Alas y Cia Granada
The Place for Angel Lovers on the Web
Alas y Cia - -The Place for Angel Lovers on the Web
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