One of my most popular posts has been about how I used to make money by selling art prints at craft fairs. This post has been my top traffic producer and so I wanted to give an update to the post.
Going from $900 to over $5000
These days I am making more money than ever and enjoying setting my own schedule. In fact, my life has completely changed. I now have more time with my children. I no longer have to worry about how much money I am spending at the grocery store. I can take my children out to the donut shop on Fridays without guilt. So what has changed?
I have grown my creative business from a simple craft fair operation into an online business. I have an audience of amazing readers who buy products from me and help me stay home with my children. I have been blessed in an amazing way by my readers and customers.
My business revolves around my digital products. On one side of my business, I create educational printables, run a homeschool blog which generates revenue from ad space and sales of my educational downloads and the Digital Home School Convention. I also make money through affiliate links and underwritten posts and emails.
At the time of this post, I was also still running my prints business. This business grew from my love of flea markets and decorating my home. I love to place beautiful vintage prints and my own inspirational scripture prints in my home. I loved to give them as gifts. That turned into a business, and that business did amazingly well. I initially started on Etsy, then moved to selling on Local Facebook Groups and group deal sites. I could scale up my income as needed. However as At Home With Holly and the Digital Homeschool Convention grew, so did the demands.
How Can You Create Your Own Success?
My success has led me to create my free “Digital Business Launch” course. I want to help other mothers who want so desperately to stay at home with their children. I know that feeling. I wanted so badly to be home with my children. I also didn’t want to put that financial burden on my husband. I knew I needed to generate income somehow. Now I want to show you how to start your own digital business. Here are three freebies to help you get started first:
First, you need a domain for you digital business and hosting. HostGator is a great host and they have a great deal that includes both your domain, your hosting and unlimited professional email for just $3/month.
Then you need a blueprint for your new website. One that will attract customer’s and turn them into readers, and customers. You can find that in this book.
And Lastly, I have the Digital Launch E-Course for Free. You can enroll and learn all you need to launch your business!
What does a digital business look like?
You could sell a number of things online. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Party Printables
- Nursery Art
- Printable Planner Accessories
- Crochet Patterns
- Website Templates
- Wedding Printables
- Baby Shower Printables
- Stock Photography
- Virtual Assisting Services
- Content Writing
- Educational Downloads
Whatever you decide to do online. It really is up to you to make your own success. You have to be willing to make it happen. I took hard work to make it to where I am today, it wasn’t an accident. If you want to have a successful online business, I can tell you it is more than possible but you have to put forth the effort!
If you need a little inspiration here is are a few places to see just what you could accomplish:
25 Women making $1000-$10,000 a month online- Income Reports!