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Last updated on January 26th, 2012 at 01:46 pm
One tiny step for jewelry kind… and one giant step for my dream.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the NASA Moon landing, I am sharing how the heck I got to this place, my own personal moon landing. A few more products on the site, checking out jewelry site listing, and have I mentioned that my dream is multiple streams of income?
The For Your Adornment website is clicking away (no pun intended) and we are seeing regular traffic and interest (no purchases yet).
What started my obsession with jewelry? Have you ever picked up a hobby thinking “this will be interesting” and get sucked in? Doesn’t everyone have an overflowing pile of hobbles they’ve tried?
OK, just me.
The whole thing started with my wedding dress. Did I want matching jewelry to go with the dress?
Nope – I wanted WAY more beading on the dress and was too cheap to pay someone to do it. I’ve been sewing since I was 9, how hard can this be?
It started with a heavily beaded wrap to go with my pink dress. Then came a custom hair comb that turned out gorgeous. It was actually a comment from the hairdresser doing my wedding hair that led to my thinking I should make some more stuff. Needless to say, my dress and hair looked sparkly that day. Oh, and matching earrings too.
After that fateful obsession got out, a good friend fueled the fire with a wire working book. Loved it! Now I was hooked. 1 tool, then 4, beads and wire, clasps, ear wires, and soon out of control. So what to do from here? Sell the jewelry of course. The irony of it all? I rarely wear anything but earrings myself!
Where am I headed next? While digging into the online marketing for For Your Adornment we chose to jump off another bridge. The latest venture? Twitter and WordPress backgrounds both FREE and for sale. You can see an example on our business Twitter account here. Graphic and web design is the full time business so the latest venture takes the next step to automation, one of the key suggestions by Tim Ferriss in 4-Hour Workweek.
Have you ever been in a business that trades time for money? If you are I can highly recommend this book to kick you into thinking in a new paradigm.
Where can you automate something in your life? What can you create as a resalable product in your business? I’d love to hear how your were able to take that step.
Cheers to all who jump off the bridge and realize they can fly –
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and serial entrepreneur who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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