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This was something I enjoyed doing – I enjoyed painting since I was little… it felt like if I was going to try this at any point in my life, this is the right time to do it. If I failed I failed, but I felt like I should at least give it a try.
In order to make a living doing what she loved, Ane knew she had to be realistic when it came to working from the road. After trying a few different creative endeavors and stressing out about her 9-5 job, Ane left her full-time gig of 12 years to pursue her love of painting. After three months of pursuing her passion while living in an RV, Ane made her first “stranger sale”. Through being flexible with her business and networking with others, Ane has connected with customers both inside and outside of the RV community with one custom pet painting at a time.
What Ane Does
Probably a Good Dog is Ane’s Etsy shop that she started around 2014. After a lot of time and research, Ane decided Etsy was the best outlet for her particular niche. Ane donates 5% of her monthly sales to animal rescues and shelters in the states through which they travel.
Today’s episode is sponsored by:
Stories from the Road Podcast
One of my favorite parts of RVing is sitting with other people and sharing stories: the good, the bad, and the hilarious.
The Stories from the Road Podcast talks to RVers from all walks of life about what led them to the RV lifestyle, the things they like and the things they don’t like, and where they see themselves going in the future.
Things we talk about in this episode
- Pushback artists face when deciding to put their products out in the world
- Choosing price points that work for you
- Utilizing Instagram for your business
- Allowing flexibility for your business based on your customer’s needs
- Learning not to rely on a single outlet for your business but taking the time to network with others
- Don’t be afraid to follow up with your customers for reviews and other feedback
Thanks for Listening!
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