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My life as a creative entrepreneur

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Aujourd’hui, j’ai envie de vous racontez comment se passe ma vie d’creative entrepreneur. Non pas pour me justifier mais juste pour vous partagez un bout de ma vie.

Being creative is not easy, let me explain: For example, as soon as an idea arises, no matter when or where I am, I have to be able to concretize it with a drawing (scribbled) or to put it in a "sentence" to find it later.

In fact, it's not all about "just" creating collections. That would be far too easy.

Je vais tenter de vous expliquez en quoi consiste mon travail. Car oui, on travaille réellement et pas seulement dans un seul métier. On est plus sur du multi-tache.

The vie d’entrepreneuse se compose comme suit:

  • Company manager
  • Creator
  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Community Mannager
  • Saleswoman
  • Préparatrice de commande
  • After sales service

And I must forget some.

Company manager creative entrepreneur

Here is a non-exhaustive list of what a company should do:

  • Anticipate offers and opportunities.
  • Make action plans over several months.
  • Establish marketing strategies.
  • React professionally to sensitive situations.
  • Passer du temps à trouver des fournisseurs, à comparer les prix.
  • Find partnerships to promote the creations (in my case).
  • Find trade shows, festivals.
  • And finally to do our administration and accounting, however small it may be.

In addition, I have to write the articles of my creations, the articles for the blog, to make the on-line publishing of the products and to make the referencing of this site.

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I design my collections par rapport à un thème, une besoin que chacune de nous se pose. Tout est axé sur les problèmes que vous rencontrez au quotidien par l’intention que je donne aux pierres naturelles.

La forme, les motifs des minerals me donnent également une vision de comment et par quelle couleur de fil elles veulent être serties.

As you can see, it is a whole process that allows me to create my jewelry.

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Photographer

Faire de bonnes photos pour vous présentez mes jewels n’est pas aisé surtout en autodidacte. Trouver le bon angle, avoir le bon matériel, l’important de la lumière, le placement des objets s’apprends tout les jours. Essayer encore et encore, puis viens la retouche et la mise en ligne.

Graphic designer

C’est le fais de concevoir tout les visuels, que ça soit pour les promos à mettre sur les réseaux sociaux et/ou sur le site en respectant le code couleur de mon entreprise créative.

Except for some photos that I take from a free database for commercial application. Finally, I use a graphic designer Sève de com’ for some visual like my logo or my business cards.

Community Mannager

This concerns my presence on social networks. Prepare my publications on facebbok for example, according to a defined calendar. Then share them in various groups where we meet. Make posts or put photos on the page google bunissess.

Saleswoman

It's about being comfortable in front of you at shows, festivals and talking about our common passion for minerals. This is something you learn as you go along.

The order picker and the after sales service

Once your orders are placed, I prepare it in its tissue paper and pouch.

Order stamps on the post office website when it works.

Otherwise, I go to the office in my village when it is open. The small inconveniences of this type are part of the game but you get used to them over time.

Don't forget to reply to emails, whether for information or otherwise.

And then the joy you give me when I receive a little note from you to tell me that you are delighted with your treasures, it is priceless.

Conclusion on life of creative entrepreneur

You will understand that I don't have a typical day. In fact, we'll say that I use 2 to 3 jobs at the same time, depending on what I have to do in addition to my personal life.

In my creative job, I spend 20% of my time on the purely creative side and 80% on everything else.

But I assure you that the 20% is great. Being able to do a job that you love is pure happiness. So yes, I take pleasure in what I do and I assume it.


Thank you for reading and for being by my side.

Audrey, your creator of unique handmade jewelry made of natural stones with litho-therapeutic properties.

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