Romance + Finance: A February Fling


Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be!

One theme comes up over and over again in emails, comments, and at our chats: how do we make a living while loving what we do? So this month we are spending February having a fling exploring love + money and where the two intersect.

Our finances are one of those sticky topics that can be intensely personal and wrapped up in what we love and why. So this month when the world is full of hearts and flowers seems to be the perfect time to dive into our relationships with money and the fact + fiction of how we make a living (or not!) doing what we love. While we will definitely have posts on balancing the books and increasing our profits + printables and tutorials on love/money-we will also be looking deeper into how we choose to grow our businesses and what those decisions might mean for us financially and ethically. From creating a sustainable business to finding the confidence to raise your prices, to how to start from absolutely nothing, to knowing where to expand or where to grow slow, to investing money and time in the things we believe in…we’ll be sharing stories, ideas, and resources to help us all on the journey to making a living and a loving at the same time.

Our themes are made awesome every month because of you and we’re getting even more collaborative this month with content generated by your questions and insight:

Share your  love/money questions!

Have a question you need an opinion on or a resource you are missing? Submit it in the comments and I’ll pair your question up with a contributor who has the know-how!

*Why & how should build a media kit?  * What should my wholesale/consignment/legal agreement look like? *How do I budget for a craft fair/event? *Can I stay small and support my family at the same time?  *Where should I invest in my business? 

Whatever your questions are about love & money we want to know (chances are someone else is wondering the exact same thing!).

Share your  love/money struggles!

Are you feeling awesome about the place you have reached in your business or are you struggling with an issue related to making a living while loving your work? Share with us in the comments to connect with others who are dealing with or have dealt with a similar problem. Let’s pool our resources I’ll make sure we share some posts this month on the areas you need support!

Share your  love/money lessons!

What have you learned about love/money during your creative adventures? If you have a story,  experience, or resource you would like to share with our community let us know in the comments! Did you use an accountant that changed your life? Maybe you figured out a brilliant way of organizing your receipts? Was there a terrible fail or situation that caused you to rethink things? Or maybe you have knowledge to share on how to stay in love with your work when it is also how you make your living? We are the best possible resource for each other so let’s make sure we spread the knowledge around!

From the big teachings to the little steps figuring out how to be entrepreneurs isn’t always easy, hopefully this theme will help make the road a little easier for all of us. I can’t wait to jump into this topic with all of you and make it fun and fabulous together + see your ideas/questions in the comments. Three cheers for February flings and working at what we love together…now please pass the chocolate!