Sometimes difficult times or obstacles might open up a new opportunity when you keep your mind open for change. This is what happened to me. With the Covid-19 corona virus is changing the world and chaning a lot of our normal everyday life.
For me it changed, not just changed, it stopped my business in 1 day, so I had to start thinking of new ways of doing business and earning some money to get food on the table. I let it sink in for a while and tried to think of ways to work and do business without the covid-19 affecting it too much. That was a very difficult task as it affected pretty much everything around the world, from our everyday personal life to our work. I wanted to create a business that I could do from anywhere, which means running something online. It will not be impossible to create a business in the middle of the virus crisis, even if in most cases, and also in online businesses, the covid-19 affects atleast some.
Well on to creating something online that would be affected as little as possible from the covid-19.
Then what do I like to do? Or what are my dreams and what do I want to do when I grow up? For me it’s relatively easy to come up with things I want to be included. One is design, as I love to design things. For me designing things means trying to make something look beauitful or stylish and it doesn’t matter if it’s graphical design, clothing design or even interiror design or just drawing abstract things on a piece of paper.Another thing I want to be included is creating something special or unique, for example what I have done in the past with The Hoodie project, designing and creating unique hoodies. But with the hoodies the prices are out of reach for many of us as there are no compromises with materials and craftmanship. So I want to do a similar thing, or with similiar ideology, creating something unique and inspiring, but with a price set in a way that most of us have the possibility to buy the product.And as a third thing I want what I create be something that have been a part of my life and at the same time a part of myself.
So now I have 3 things:
1. Design something
2. Create something unique
3. Something that has been a big part of my life
And this is how I started my online shop for my snapback baseball hats. I redesigned the baseball flatcap hat into different colors and some small adjustments from the first hat I designed about 2 years ago and created an online shop www.lippiskauppa.fi, which is in english and shipping to most parts of the world.It’s still a relatively from a business point of view, but it is a great start and a step towards being able to live while doing things I love.
Covid-19 changed the life around the world, but there is still hope as long as we are willing to adapt. And even if you have lost your job because of the virus, there is hope! If you want to share your story how life have changed, just email me your story and I will be happy to read it!
Stay strong, we will get through this!
The link to my online shop for my hats: www.lippiskauppa.fi
The shop is in english and shipping to most parts of the world.