I’m Jen, the gal on the other side of the screen.
I’ve been running my own handmade business – ReinventZen – since I started it as a hobby in 2008. I went full-time in 2012, and never been happier with my work or my life!
But I won’t lie – I’ve also NEVER worked harder or longer hours than I do in this business. I know first-hand how hard it is to build up a teeny-tiny micro-biz into something that actually sustains me.
I believe in handmade. I believe in the power and the goodness of the micro-economy. I buy handmade and vintage wherever I can. I believe that the more of us who succeed, the better our world and our lives will be.
There’s a lot of motivational stuff out there that encourages you to ‘live your dreams’ – which, I want to say, I support wholeheartedly – but there are also a LOT of people out there who are struggling to turn a profit in their handmade businesses – let alone make a full-time living out of it.
I’ve been teaching and helping people learn and work their way to success for a few years now, but I saw that there was a gap in the blogosphere – I couldn’t find a place where I could learn directly from those who actually DO this – who have a full-time craft/creative business.
A place where they would share their hard-learned knowledge and skills with me and others. Where they would be honest and real about how much time and work is involved. Where they would give me the inside scoop! The nitty-gritty details!
So, I decided to create that place myself – and ReinventZen was born.
Does that all sound a bit heavy? I hope not.
Don’t get me wrong – I don’t want to be a downer, but I DO want to be realistic with you – having a successful handmade business ain’t gonna happen overnight. But with time, persistence, the right information, determination and a GOOD PRODUCT, it WILL happen for you, too! That’s what I’m here to help you achieve, and I’m betting that’s why you’re here, too!
5038 S Hardy Dr, Apt 1093
Tempe, AZ 85282