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5 Things You Need: Craft Edition Part 2

Have I mentioned how much of a craft supply hoarder I am? No? I'm sure I'm not alone! If you are a crafter of any kind, you probably have a lot of craft supplies.  But, if you are just starting out, what are the essentials that you need for your stash? Well, I've gone through many different craft supplies and I've narrowed it down to my ten absolute essentials. Last week I shared the first five, and this week I'm sharing the other. Just a disclaimer that these are not listed in any particular order!

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Shopify versus Etsy: Which is better for your creative business?

I had a big dilemma when I restarted Thoughtfully Handmade. My best friend told me about Squarespace; and while I agree that their website templates are aesthetically pleasing, it was a bit out of my price range. Another option was Etsy, and EVERYONE knows about Etsy. And there lies my dilemma: do I go with Squarespace, which is expensive? Or, do I go with Etsy, which takes a percentage of my earnings? Neither seemed like a great option. Then, I was introduced to Shopify, and boy was that a game-changer! In this blog post, I’ll be giving both the pros and cons of Shopify and Etsy as I take you through how I made my decision at the end.

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How to Balance School and Business: An ongoing journey

As I've mentioned in some of my previous blog posts (here and here), I didn't take this business thing seriously in high school. It was more of a summer gig than anything else. But now that I'm in university, I want to take it seriously. The only problem is, I have no idea how to balance it all. So join me on my journey to finding that balance. I have no idea if I'll succeed or not. Do you? 

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