Cindy's Newsletter #4 - Selling socks
Why I'm adding some physical product selling to my business
I’m starting an handmade business making socks! Why socks? Read on…
I’ve been fascinated for a long time by the idea that a single machine can be an income stream and wanted to experiment more around this. I have many for my personal use, but the purchase of a 3D printer, a sewing machine or a laser cutter can be the start of a nice side business, or even something more.
These days, the number and variety of products you can plausibly build in your own home with is very impressive. I’ve not done the experiment yet, but I like looking at all the “commercial” machines available for a few thousands on AliExpress that can power a whole manufacturing operation. Who can saw no to their mini dumpling factory in the basement?
Since this one is pretty long, you can read the rest on my blog at https://cindypotvin.com/cranking-out-a-new-project-making-socks/
Side projects updates
I’m still kicking the tires some tech to build my latest (micro) SaaS projects, while keeping the hosting cost-effective. I want to be able to spin out many new tiny projects as I want with minimal additional cost for each project. I’m leaning toward Vercal and Supabase for now, but I’ll share more in a blog post when I’ve reached a good starting point for the app and have all my tools.
I did a fun collaboration with my husband on my RobotsBench, where he blogged about modifications he did to our tractor’s snowblower chute. You can ready about it and see pictures of a tractor in the snow at https://robotsbench.com/snowblower-electric-chute-deflector-and-rotator-controls/.
Feeling of the week
Setting resolutions and projets like crazy, the new year is getting to me! I’m at least trying to keep them small…
Ways I can help you
You can get the socks mentioned in the intro at http://manibas.com
For my Canadian friends, now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start planning your garden! I have a nano business selling seeds from my garden at https://sentiersperdus.net/en. Sorry, due to various phytosanitary concerns, it’s hard to ship those outside Canada.
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