333 – From Firefighter to a Quilting Empire with Brandy Maslowski
Ready for a feel-good journey full of twists and turns? I can't wait for you to meet today's guest, who transformed herself from a firefighter to a fiber and quilting business success story.
Brandy is a quilt art teacher, speaker, judge, and author of Kristy’s Quilt.
Her business Quilter on Fire explores the texture, color, and boundless possibilities of fabric with her passionate quilting community.
Brandy travels the world to educate, speak and ignite creativity with the tagline 'More Joy, Less Overwhelm,' and hosts her weekly podcast sharing the stories of inspiring quilt professionals.
BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS
Take that one step forward especially if you're afraid because that fear probably means you're going in a direction that's really exciting.
Stay connected with your community and your audience in a way that really supports them.
What brings you the most joy is what you really need to do. Do what you love and just make a difference in that niche.
Find that thing that is in your zone. That one thing you love to do. And niche down into that.
You can be whatever you want to be, even if it's different from what others are doing. Ignore the naysayers and follow your heart.
Other people don't have a say in what you do or don't do. Stand up for yourself and pave your own path.
Have multiple ways to bring in income doing that one thing you want to do.
Break the rules and do what you love.
The Road To A Quilting Business Empire
Bring value in multiple different ways. Use your content in multiple different ways. You want it on your blog, podcast, and social media platforms.
Be consistent across all platforms so your business will be more visible to the public.
Put yourself out there on video. It opens opportunities for people to know more about what you do. You definitely want to get in front of them so that they're seeing the value you can share.
Layer on different ways to bring in income that are related to your core offering - i.e., patterns, affiliate products, teaching, membership programs, etc. Explore everything and see what works for you.
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