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For today’s post, I thought I would do something a little different. I’m going to flip through and talk about my very first business journal from 15 years ago.

That’s right! This is from when I just started my business at the very beginning, and I’ve never shared this with anyone before.

I’m so glad I kept this journal because it is so interesting to see where my head was at, and I’m sure I’ve got some stories to share along the way.

As my final post for 2020, I wanted to write a review of the entire year and share with you the mistakes I made along with other things that went wrong. 

This way, you and I can both learn from those experiences and make the new year an even better year. 

I have to preface by saying that, this was a tricky post to write because a lot of things fell into place for us and our businesses this year. 

Are you thinking of using print-on-demand? 

If so, you’re probably debating between Printful or Gooten. In this post, I’m going to show you some of the pros and cons of both, specifically with pricing, integration, and product quality. 

Why Choose Print-on-Demand?

As you know I use Shopify and with my husband’s new personalized art shop that we started in 2019, we use both Printful and Gooten – each for different reasons.

Printful and Gooten are both free to set up and don’t have a monthly fee

I want to share with you my current top 5 Shopify apps that either help me make money or save me a ton of time!

I use a lot of different apps for my Shopify site, and that’s one thing I love about using Shopify for my handmade shop. 

I know a lot of people complain about Shopify because after you get a store setup, you have to add on all these extra apps to really make your store do what you want. 

But I see that

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