Brooke Dusenberry is the founder and full-time maker at Lovely Grain Studio. We love following her adventures on Instagram, where she shares her process as she creates beautiful custom wooden signs, using power tools, lasers (!), and a keen eye for detail.
We chatted with Brooke about transitioning from side-hustling to being your own boss, why more people need to talk about how hard the first year full-time is, and how slumps are a natural part of being a creative person.
Topics Discussed in This Episode
Transitioning from a hobby business to a full-time business
Expectations vs the reality of running your own business full-time
Making custom products your #1 product-seller
Managing communication with customers (in high communication situations)
Setting boundaries with your customers
Comparing yourself to other makers and finding your own voice