Kendahl here! Five years ago I jumped from working full time to being a full time mom…overnight. It wasn’t long before one salary proved to be a challenge. In order to stay home with our son, I began making and selling things—burp cloths, baby blankets, nursery prints, and the like. With the help of social media, I sold enough.
Enough. I never hit it big and I was OK with that. One day I had a crazy idea. What if I could help others sell their handmade products through social media? I started by posting a “share for a share” with other handmade businesses on Instagram. Soon, I began selling features to showcase the work of other handmade shops. Within weeks, HelloLoveHandmade was born.
Today, HelloLoveHandmade looks a bit different. Instead of simply sharing the work of other handmade shops on Instagram, we cultivate a community of makers who love handmade like we do and teach handmade shop owners the tips, tricks, and skills they need to have an amazing handmade shop on their own. Don't worry--members still get access to feature their products on our social media feeds! We've learned though, that simply putting an ad out there is only half the battle.
I’m not sure what your enough is. Maybe it’s a few sales to keep your hobby going. It might be replacing a percentage (or all) of your existing salary so you can stay home with your kids. Heck, maybe it’s hitting it big, making a ton of money, and sipping margaritas on the beach! No matter what your enough is, I want you to know that we’re here to help you get one step closer.
One more thing. Many wonder if I'm still running a handmade shop. I'm not. GASP! Instead, Bryan (my husband) and I, devote our time connecting makers like you with other makers like you.
So what are you waiting for? Come join me and the other makers at HelloLoveHandmade!