Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Knowing The Right Time to Start Training For Your Own Clay Handprint Business

One fun day taking prints with a very happy mom and kids.
Most of our clients that take our training to start their own clay hand print business are stay-at-home moms.  Many have asked us "when is the right time for me to start my business"?  Our answer to them is simple.  We  tell them "when you are ready to make the commitment to go to work for both fun and profit." 
This is a year round business.  People spend money on their kids and family all year long, year after year.  So, the right time for you to go into business is when you have all your ducks in a row and you want to.  Map out a time to work and the time that you need to commit to your family life. 

The beauty of this business is that you are able to create a work schedule that will benefit you and your family. You are able to keep it flexible.  You can work part-time or full-time depending how much money you want to make.  Work your appointments around your kids schedules.  Perhaps your son or daughter have soccer practice on a certain day each week.   Keep those afternoons free.  Plan your appointments for the morning.  You can always work later in the evening on your clay hand prints as well. 

The right time to go into any business is when you are ready to make the commitment to yourself and want to go to into business.  It is just a matter of being responsible to yourself and your clients.  If you like working with families and creating hand print and footprint keepsakes for them, then this may be the perfect fit for you. This is one fun business that is very rewarding for both you and the families you work with.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tips On Starting Your Own Kids Clay Handprint Business

Here's a  couple of tips to start your own clay handprint business. 

Having fun taking clay handprints of moms.
Start with people who you know and those you have lost touch with.  Don't forget how many people you know and how many connections you have made from your family and friends.  Let everyone know about this children's clay handprint business that you are starting.  Ask all of these people to help you get the word out.  Target the type of people that will be helpful in getting you future business.  i.e.  moms, parents, families, etc. Get back in touch with all those that you knew in college, sports, and your old neighborhood.  You never know what connections you might make from people you already know. 

Become a volunteer in your community.  Even if you have enough to do already, volunteering is one of the best ways to meet people that can be helpful to you for your business especially with like minded people.  Even if you only volunteer once a month it is good to be part of your community.  Be sure that the group has a good number of people that would be beneficial for you to be connected and network with.  Remember to follow through with your commitments.  Helping others will always come back to you ten fold.