Handmadeology Pro is the Handmadeology you know and love today – now on steroids! The content for members is amplified and intensified for sellers who are serious about improving their handmade business.
I am a self taught metal artist, and a certified Mig welder. I started designing modern metal furniture in 2004. I built my first piece in Baltimore with my sister-in-law who is a furniture designer. I found my passion in metal and kept on designing and building. I struggled for 4 years to make a name in local galleries in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. A friend of mine introduced me to Etsy in February of 2007, and it changed my business. I started creating a jewelry line and have not turned back. In November of 2007 I had to quit my full time job cause my passion was becoming a dream come true! I am now selling all over the world through my Etsy shop. I also have wholesale accounts around the country with galleries, museums and salons. I recently became an author and wrote How to Make Money Using Etsy . I live in Canton Ohio with my wife, son (1 year) and dog.
I love the handmade community and Etsy… and Handmadeology is my way of giving back!
I am a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CTP (Certified Treasury Professional). My day jobs have included financial auditing, international accounting, financial reporting, and treasury (cash, investments, foreign exchange, and banks). In 2007, my wife started selling handmade items on Etsy and I helped her with her bookkeeping, taxes, and the legal side of her business. I realized lots of people needed help in this area and I started my Etsy shop JJMFinance. I am passionate about helping Etsy sellers run legal and successful businesses. I live in Colorado Springs with my wife, son (3 years), and daughter (1 year) and enjoy spending time with my family, the outdoors, and a good spreadsheet – numbers are telling us stories!
I love helping handmade artists reach their dreams by empowering them with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to run a successful handmade business!
Our Mission Statement:
We live and breathe Etsy . . . Handmadeology Pro is our creative outlet to empower you to succeed. We believe everyone can run a successful business on Etsy—it takes three personal characteristics: hard work, time, and passion. When you put these traits together with the right knowledge, tools, and confidence—you’re on your way to fulfilling your handmade business dreams!