A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Ali of Cheeky Pickle, asking if I would write a blog post about how dots and spots moved from being a kitchen table hobby into a full time business. She asked me if I would share as much information as I was willing to, in order to help, inspire others to do the same.
I was more than happy to help and think it's a great idea. When I started out, as many of you know, I was still a teacher and it was just a hobby but in 3 and a half years I no longer teach, have over 300 UK stockists and work on dots and spots full time. I was lucky to find one or two helpful people along the way who were willing to help but was surprised and shocked quite frankly, by the number of people who weren't willing to share.
Here is the link to Ali's blog - do subscribe as she has a few more like minded posts in the pipeline. I hope you find it helpful - if it helps only one person then it will have been worth writing and it's always a good process to write and review your own journey and take stock of what you personally have achieved and just how far you have come.