Hello, from Elle, a creative entrepeneur! I’ve always dabbled with creative entrepreneurship. My younger self morphed from being an administrative assistant into blogging & creating websites. At one point, I started a genealogy research biz, but charging people money to look up their dead relatives was depressing. Cringy? Yep.
I learned a lot about running a business though. When my children were younger, I used my administrative and computer smarts to create all kinds of printables, flyers, and web copy in various paid jobs. As a homeschooling mom of three children (one on the autism spectrum), I spent hours creating my own worksheets, curriculum, and planning sheets. Today, I create printables, but I also teach people how to incorporate creativity into their lives in small doses: bite size tutorials & lessons for the every day.
Because I have a child on the spectrum, working at any kind of 9 to 5 job is pretty much impossible. Working from home allows me to take care of her. We are in the transition phase of life when teens are typically moving out of the house, going to college, and becoming independent. Because autism is forever, I’m still playing full time caregiver. Being a biz owner allows me to care about what’s important. The flexibility it allows me is awesome, but that doesn’t mean I don’t work a full-time job. I’m committed to making this business work and to helping others in the process. Most importantly, I have a heart for difficult life circumstances, especially time constraints. My posts are aimed at organization, creativity, and technical skills that anyone can learn in a short amount of time.
I provide printable calendars, art prints, gift tags, and other every day items for sale on my Etsy shop. I also am committed to teaching skills on this blog and plan to start creating Skillshare classes* soon to supplement my income. I am also playing around with affiliate links, but this blog will always be a WIP (I just learned this. I’m slow. It means “work in progress”. I feel I’ve arrived now.)
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This blog is owned and operated by Michelle Buck (Elle). You can contact me on social media or by using my contact form.
I’d love it if you visited my blog, looked around at my Etsy shop, and subscribed for updates. Since blogging is changing, I decided for 2018 to switch to a newsletter format. Instead of daily blog posts, I will be sending out newsletters bi-weekly. Subscribers will also get free access to my library of freebies and my Planner Essentials Kit, which contains over 10 different planning printables.