I opened up shop on Etsy about 4 years ago. I immediately found my virtual home on Ety's Homefront Team. We're a group of Etsy sellers that all have a military affiliation. Either prior service, current service, a spouse of a service member, or a retiree or vet. It's an amazing group of men & women that have come together to support each other. We share ideas, ask questions, mentor each other, get advice, and have a safe space to vent about the trials of daily life.... whether that be yet another PCS or deployment, or where to source supplies now that you're stationed in Italy, or just needing good vibes & virtual hugs when one of us is off to the hospital for the birth of a child or cancer treatments. We're family.
With frequent moves, self employment is KEY to so many military spouses. Employers are wary of hiring a professional who they know will be leaving in 2 or 3 years... It's difficult to find meaningful work to help support our families, especially work that fits around constant shift changes, deployments, and watches. Etsy is key. Our shops buy school clothes, put food on the table, buy plane tickets "home" to see family, or just new tires for the car.
This holiday season... Support Small Business, but what's more? Support the Homefront. Check out our shops - you won't be sorry!
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A work in progress