Today I would like to touch on a subject that many fellow artists find hard to define. There is a question that all crafters and those that sell their wares to the public are asked on a constant basis "Did you make that?" and occasionally followed by "What do you do?" Now there's a toughie.
The answer to the first question is "yes"; the answer to the second is not that simple. I sat down the other day and asked my self that very question. What do I do? And the answer surprised me, because I'm not just a jewelry designer. If I was to write out what I do, like a resume, some of the positions I hold would be as follows:
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
President / Sole Proprietor
Social Media / Marketing Manager
Customer Service Representative
Janitorial Services (OK, that one is for fun, but I still have to clean up the studio).
As a one woman three ring circus, I do not have employees, these positions or more importantly their work falls to me, and only me. In there somewhere I am also the Jewelry Designer. When you own your own business, whether hobby or career you find yourself in one or more of these roles daily. You do more than you know.
So what do you do?
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