Most of us dream of being our own boss and getting to do what we love ALL day, EVERY day. But how do you make the leap and turn your passion for crafting – or anything else - into your own (ideally profitable) business? Woman's Hour picked the brains of three creative and wise Woman’s Hour guests to get their TOP tips so you can do just that…
Be prepared to spend most of your time NOT doing the one thing that you love
Think you’re going to be sewing / spinning / weaving all day to your heart’s content? Think again!
“I love knitting and I love making,” says Louise Walker, who launched a business selling Taxidermy-inspired knitting kits, Sincerely Louise. “But during my daytime at the office I have to do everything else; social media, the post, every little thing that makes up that business. There's very little time left to do that thing that you loved in the beginning.”
You should also expect that workload to change with the seasons too.
“Nearer Christmas you're making stuff constantly and sorting out posting and packing,” says Amy. “But at the start of the year it's probably more planning and admin, bookkeeping - so you have to be able to be a jack of all trades.”
Watch this space for the recording of Louisa's spot on Woman's Hour.