My name is Whitney Andersen. Last September, I heard about something called a CNC laser through my sister-in-law. A CNC laser can engrave and cut all sorts of different materials to create whatever your imagination can come up with. As soon as I heard about them, I was hooked. I quickly got myself an entry-level laser and got to work. Today, 6 months later, I've doubled my income using this laser!
I love being my own boss and using my creativity to create things for people.
It has grown incredibly fast. Over $80,000 in revenue in the first 5 months of operation.
The highs are when I design and create something that people go crazy over. I made a digital file a couple of weeks ago and earned $1000 in a day just from selling the digital file. That's a good feeling. The low point has actually come from having too many sales. The Christmas season was overwhelming, and I was not prepared. My husband and I spent 18 hour days trying to keep up with orders through November and December. This year I'll be prepared with a bigger laser and employees!
It's a lot of work. It's not automatic money, but it feels so good to create something from scratch that other people are excited about.
SCORE is an amazing resource and tool to help female entrepreneurs like myself out! I love it!
Been where I haven't.
Just do it. Don't wait until you know how to do it because that will never happen. You take the first steps, and you find out what to do next as you go. You're going to make mistakes, and you're going to miss some opportunities. But you'll miss all the opportunities if you never start, so just go for it!