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Welcome to the next instalment of ‘Meet The Money Maker! It’s so interesting and inspiring to see how people have been able to add to their income, or even replace it entirely, with such varied and unique money making ideas. So far we’ve heard from Kirsty, who earns money from home as a VA and Pete, who has a side gig as a film and TV extra.
Today I’m thrilled to be sharing an interview with the lovely Suzie from Enchanted Resin, who built up her own business from scratch.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
“I’m Suzie, I’m 31, I have four small humans, a dog, a cat and two bunnies. I love collecting quotes, reading, buying stationery and wearing oversized sweatshirts. I’m currently studying for my MA in Crime and Justice. I’m a vegan and a feminist and I usually have pink hair!”
What’s your money maker and what does it involve?
How long have you been doing it & why did you start?
“I started the business in January 2018 but my interest in resin began before then after seeing some resin jewellery on Pinterest and thinking ‘I want to make that’. I am totally self taught, I ordered myself some basic bits and then started experimenting.
How much money is it possible to make?
“At the start it took a while to make any money, pocket money at best. Gradually as I’ve expanded it has become a full time job and full wage replacement.”
resin letters with dried flowers
What’s your favourite thing about it?
“I love the beautiful flowers I get to work with and the messages I get from customer’s after they’ve got their pieces. It can be quite emotional as their memories are attached to these flowers – especially with memorial pieces, the stories and the people I ‘meet’ are humbling.”
What’s been the biggest challenge?
“SPACE! and time. But mostly space. As the business as grown it has encroached more and more into the main living areas of the (already full) house. I have gift boxes stacked in the dining room. Parcels piled up, the utility room is totally taken over by the business and now the garage too a little!”
Is there any advice you’d give to someone wanting to try it?
“DO IT! Find something you like making, find a niche, a way of doing it that’s a bit different and then use social media, learn how to use Etsy (I began on Etsy alone) and just give it a go! Start small and magical things can happen!”
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