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Have you ever dreamed of working from the open road? Just taking an RV out and exploring from city to city while making and selling your Etsy products? Our guest on this episode is living that very dream!
Rene of Tripawds and her husband have spent the last nine years living in their RV while growing their online Tripawds community and her Etsy shop, and their other endeavors. They’ve learned and evolved so much in that time, and you’ll get to hear all about it on today’s show.
Tripawds began when their German Shepherd mix, Jerry, was diagnosed with bone cancer, and they were told he would need his front paw amputated. They were devastated and shocked: they had no idea how to help Jerry make the transition from four paws to three. They began blogging about their experience and sharing what they learned.
Soon it became apparent their followers needed a bigger forum to communicate with each other and Tripawds the online community was born. Today it has grown from a blog to a forum with a chat room, online videos, the hosting of 1,000+ member blogs and a non-profit foundation for the parents of tripawed pets!
It’s been an incredible experience for Rene and her husband. And on today’s show she shares much more about it including what tools they’ve needed to successfully have an online business they can build from their RV, how their other business, Live Work Dream, came about as well as her other revenue streams like freelance writing. There’s so much value on this episode of Etsy Conversations so listen in, take notes and enjoy!
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Tripawds – Topics Discussed
- How does she promote her Etsy shop?
- What’s been key to making a living on the road?
- What does she include in her customers’ orders?
- Why you must have multiple revenue streams, and what strategies they use.
- How do they use social media for their businesses?
- And more!
Etsy Shop ShoutOuts
Kim of Burro Mountain Arts – Handcrafted jewelry with a Southwest flair.
Michelle of Remiks Jewelry – Eco-friendly, Earth-sensitive and sustainable one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Handmade at Amazon
Lena West’s website
Income Anywhere, Live Work Dream ebook
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Best ways to reach Renee
Tripawds Etsy shop
Tripawds on Twitter
Tripawds Community on Instagram
Tripawds on Facebook
Tripawds Nation on Google+
Tripawds on Pinterest
Live Work Dream
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