Two years ago this fall I got it in my head that it would be fun to take everything I have learned about running an online shop and write it down in ebook form. I didn't want to do it alone though and immediately thought about teaming up with Maggie Whitley as a co-author.
At the time, we both had online shops. I was selling rubber stamps and a few ecourses and Maggie was selling hand-sewn bags and pouches under her brand, Gussy Sews. Maggie had recently written a month-long series about running a hand-made business that I had completely adored. It felt like we had both taken similar creative paths but done things differently enough that collaborating would make for an interesting book.
And today... two years, a couple re-brands, a few pregnancies and 37,000+ words later, we are so excited to (finally!) launch our ebook.
It's called Building a Business and we've broken up everything we know into six parts. First we share our background and a bit more about how we got from A to B as online business owners. And from there we expand on what to us feel like the Big Five steps of handmade online business: Dreaming, Planning, Creating, Selling and Sharing.
The ebook is formatted in three ways, .pdf, .mobi and .epub so you can print it out or read it through your e-reader or mobile device. Huge thanks to Alexandra Rae Design who formatted our word doc for us and got it ready to roll in all formats.
I do hope you'll check it out! Happy Monday!