It’s Q&A month and I’m answering your biggest questions about life, business, and simple scrapbooking.
How did you decide to start your own business?
I launched Simple Scrapper in 2008 with the idea that I would create a blog to document my own journey in scrapbooking. However, I set out with the idea that it could be a business and that to do so I would share my story with a teaching perspective.
My premise when I began was that digital scrapbooking was the path to simplicity. However, I quickly learned that there is no one single path, that The Simple Way was unique to the individual. When I embraced more of a theory + application approach, my own spin on scrapbooking education and coaching began to develop.
The thing is, I didn’t go to business school and at the time there was very little out there about bootstrapping your own business online. I have figured things out step-by-step, building something real and profitable along the way. I have made a lot of mistakes and am constantly learning more.
I really believe in sharing the message that scrapbooking doesn’t need to be complicated, but more importantly I have had to believe in my own ability to succeed. Patience and persistence, along with thoughtful innovation, have been so important for the growth of Simple Scrapper into what it is today.