Hey guys! Welcome to my blog! Things may seem a bit different with my site, as you can see from the title of the blogpost. So let’s sit down and chat about how purchasing a Cricut Explore Air 2 changed my life.
Originally, this blog was focused on DIYs and scrapbooking; however, after purchasing the Cricut Explore Air 2 during Prime Day, my love for DIY-ing slowly began to turn into a “side hustle.” Since, I do not have the extra time to devote to setting up cameras and taking pictures of layouts and projects, I have decided to put my passion for scrapbooking back to the side as a hobby. On the other hand, I will devote this blog to documenting my journey as a small business owner. Yep, you heard me right, I have officially started a business. Well, an Etsy shop, but it is just the beginning. Here’s what pushed me into starting my own business.
1. Purchasing a Cricut Explore Air 2
I originally purchased the Cricut Explore Air 2 as a way to cut my embellishments a lot faster (and neater). However, after purchasing the Cricut, I decided to make Disney shirts for my upcoming family trip to Disney World. After sharing the pictures of our tees, I was asked by a friend to customize some onesies for her grandchildren.
2. Sharing my Creations
It was all she wrote after sharing the onesies. I had people on Facebook asking me to personalize gifts for them left and right. However, it still had not dawn on me to take it serious and start a business.
3. Having a Support System
It was when a co-worker overheard me talking about the customized onesies mentioned previously. He challenged me to customize a shirt and hat for his sports-betting club. It was then when I realized that I had opened a door to something.
I do not use a vendor to make my tees. I design all my graphics from scratch using Cricut Design Space. I print my graphics using my Cricut Explore Air 2, and adhere images using the Cricut EasyPress attachment. My turn around is three days, which is pretty good for a small business.
I am excited for the journey that I have suddenly begun. I hope you stay around for the ride. I will share with you how I develop some of my tees, products I use, but most importantly show you the ups and downs of having a tee shirt business in the market we’re in at the moment.