I got my back in late September 2018. When I bought it, I was mainly thinking of using it for hobby purposes but I also considered a side hustle (which helped me rationalize spending so much). I work a pretty busy job in corporate IT, but I eat, sleep and breathe technology in and outside the office.
A few months later, in Dec, I made a ton of stuff and started selling at my kids “Santa shop”. I probably made enough money to cover my costs of materials and designs that I purchased, and maybe a little for my time. I had a good time selling there, and realized it would be something I wanted to pursue a bit more.
In anticipation of taking things a bit further, I got an LLC set up though I’m still in the process of getting paperwork and documentation completed. I got my first two Etsy sales this past Sunday (3/24) so I’m pretty thrilled! It did take a while to get a sale, and I feel like my shop still needs work , and definitely more items. I know I have a long way to go and a lot to learn. I do have an MBA, so I feel like I am finally able put it to use
Anyway, I post here because I feel the GF has been more than just a “hobby”, it has become an opportunity for me to challenge and grow myself and learn about starting a business. I know there are quite a few people here that are way beyond where I am. I would love to hear more about what you are doing, and how much you are incorporating the GF into your business.