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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Social Media Intern

Back in September, I started my second year of university. Balancing Thoughtfully Handmade and school became harder and harder to do- especially social media! That’s one reason why I hired my first social media intern. Back then, I made a blog post sharing how I did it. It’s been 3 months, and a lot has changed. Since I know many of you solopreneurs are interested in outsourcing your social media marketing, I wanted to give an update. In today’s blog, I’m sharing how I split the work between my intern and me, and my experiences working with an intern. Hopefully, this gives you more information for you to act on. So, should you hire an intern?

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5 Things to Give: Goal-Setting Edition

If you or a loved one loves planning, this is the perfect time to do so! That's why I've put together a gift guide featuring Canadian small businesses that have products perfect for goal-setting.⁣⁣Today, I'm featuring Mugging Whales Premium Coffee Co.’s premium coffee beans, Blondie and the Beard’s custom pens, Minima Basics’ desk organizers, Prairie Chick Prints’ ceramic mugs and Thoughtfully Handmade’s handmade bookmarks.⁣Since it's the beginning of a new year, what better time to help someone achieve their resolutions? Although, I wouldn't blame you if you decide to gift these items to yourself!⁣Continue reading to learn more!

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Craft Market Review: Trinity Bellwoods Flea

As a vendor, I understand the worries of selling at a market that you’ve never sold at before. I’ve heard about other vendors getting ripped off, and I’ve personally sold at unsuccessful markets where traffic was low. Little to no marketing was done to promote the market nor its vendors. But, I've also heard of awesome markets where they were well organized and had a lot of traffic. I know some of my fellow vendors have participated in The Trinity Bellwoods Flea before, but many haven't. Since I've sold there a couple of times now, I thought I'd write up a review of my experiences over on my blog.

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5 Things to Give: Christmas 2019 Edition

If you're like me, you're also stuck on Christmas gift ideas. If you want to give a thoughtful, unique and hand-designed gift this year, this gift guide is the one for you! All of the businesses featured are Canadian as well. From coasters, bracelets and handmade cards, to hair accessories and pottery, you will definitely impress the recipient if you gift them a present from In a Mood, Silverbrook Ceramics, Justindeed Design Co, Crave Leather and Thoughtfully Handmade! Keep on reading to get inspired!

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5 Things to Give: Stationery Lover Edition

I've been enjoying putting together these gift guides, and this time, I’m sharing a gift guide for stationery lovers! Featuring Naughty Florals, By Holly Bee, Minima Basics, Prairie Chick Prints and Thoughtfully Handmade, these Canadian businesses have some fantastic products for you to choose from! We have stickers, notebooks, organization supplies, cheeky mugs and handmade cards and bookmarks for you to gift. If you want to up your gift-giving game for a stationery lover in your life, continue reading!

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