Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kids and Crafting, Another Great SAHM Interview!

Q. Being a SAHM, what are the financial goals for your etsy store? (To help support your family? To just support your craft? Etc.)
A. For now my sales cover all my crafting costs and sometimes a little something extra for me as well:)

Q. Do your children help at all in your crafting or etsy store? If they aren't old enough, do you plan on having them help when they are older?
A. My goal is to make enough that it contributes to our household income.
My kids help me by being my size models. I use them when I make childrens jewelry. my 6 yr is often my model for clip on earrings -only fitting since she was my inspiration. My 8 yr old son is very interested in internet sales. He is amazed that you can take pictures and post your item for sale. He likes to look at how many views I have on an item.

I was home alone with my 6 yr old when I started my etsy shop. I needed a profile picture and handed her the camera (then 5 yrs old). I think she did pretty good!

When my daughter is older I'm sure I'll have her making jewelry too. She already loves it, but her taste is questionable (being 6 yrs old and all).

Q. Do you have any tips for balancing children with an at-home job?
A. This summer has been tricky, working with the kids being home is no easy task. I respect every mother out there who works from home. Plus I think crafters have it extra hard. we run the house, take care of kids, run earrands, create ideas and make our items to sale, take pictures of our stuff, post items, and market our stores.
we are the ultimate CEO's.
I check email in the morning and after lunch, ship in the afternoon, and craft at night.

1 comment:

Christopher And Tia said...

I think thats really neat that you interview crafting stay at home moms. I enjoyed reading this :)

xx Tia