About a month ago, I purchased a vinyl cutter. It was expensive, looked complicated, and I was pretty sure I was going to break it. I watched all of the instructional videos before I even pulled the cutter out of the box. That only left me more intimidated. There was so much information on the videos. I didn’t know how I would learn it all…until last Wednesday.
I attended vinyl cutter boot camp at Stahl’s, the company I bought the cutter from. Fortunately for me, their world headquarters are within reasonable driving distance – just North of Detroit. At the training, I was relieved to learn that I’m not the only one intimidated by their vinyl cutter. The training covered a lot, but I left there feeling more confident. I also bought a lot more vinyl to play with.
Sales have been slow, but I have been working hard to get things up and running. My Shopify store, Google AdWords campaigns, market research with WBC/ECDI, and new designs are some of the things I’ve been working on. In the next few weeks, I will spend more time brainstorming niche markets to tap into with unique, new designs.
Despite losing my job at Harbor in January, I have been staying very busy.