They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This is absolutely true and it’s funny that I should mention an expression at the start of my post. Or maybe it isn’t so funny.
The truth is that my friend and I are both looking for work and since we weren’t finding much because we are both in our 50s, one of us doesn’t speak French (which is a necessity in Québec) and neither of us have a university degree, which is what everybody seems to want, we decided to make our own jobs.
My friend started brainstorming. Her husband told her she would find something right before her eyes. Sure enough, it WAS right in front of her eyes.
She has a beautiful home and has used vinyl decals with expressions as decorations in her home. She thought about me and the fact that I have a KNK cutter, experience cutting vinyl, nearly 1,000,000 fonts, and lots of ideas. She called me up and we started brainstorming and that day we decided to start own business as a partnership.
So you see, having a KNK cutter isn’t only for hobbies, or for fun — it can be a source of income.
We were very lucky because she is friends with the publisher of a local newspaper. When he heard about our venture, he suggested sending a reporter to conduct an interview with us and the article is in today’s paper!
The pictures show below show some of the samples I have been working on for our business.
Oh, and BTW, we have had our first paying order 🙂