A year ago I had a crazy idea to open a shop that was all about travelers notebooks. I had one goal in mind and that was to create notebooks that were perfect for the artist and scrapbooker. They needed to be all white and they needed to be fantastic. I started with stapling my notebooks and hand cutting each notebook down to the right size with a utility knife and a Tim Holtz ruler. I have come a long way since that day.
I now hand stitch all notebooks and I have a fancy cutter that allows me to cut down each notebook. I have added many different paper options and sizes to the store. I now have accessories in the shop and I am on a mission to create a one stop shopping place for all your notebook needs.
When I started last year I was still teaching full time and although the struggle is real sometimes I am proud to say that I am working my business full-time and that I am loving every moment of this crazy entrepreneurial thing. I work crazy hours and a lot of them but I am working for me. I am always trying to find ways to improve everything in the shop and to grow a community that is in love with their notebooks as much as I am.
I have doubted myself a ton in this first year of business but now that I am just starting my second year of business I feel that I am on the right path and that my goal of one day actually having a brick and mortar store that you can come and visit me at will happen. I am excited for what the future holds for myself, my family and my business and this is the first time in a long time that I can say that I am excited.
I have sold over 2,000 products on Etsy, over 400 products on Amazon and 68 orders on my own shop site. I am now going to pat myself on the back!
I have also learned that I am human and I make mistakes but I always try to have the best customer service that I can so that all my customers are satisfied with their products. I know how hard it is make money and I am so grateful to all of you that are willing to spend that hard earned money with me. Just know that every single time you have purchased from me you have helped me support my family and I am grateful for every single sale. With that being said how about a flash sale! All you have to do is use code ONEYEAR15 for 15% off your order.
Thank you for all your support and for joining me on this crazy ride of making and selling travelers notebooks!