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A Warm Welcome…

Hello! I thought I’d use my first blog post to welcome you to Quinns Pins. I’ve created this Blog to share my journey as an Entrepreneur and to help give others a step by step guide on how to do the same. When I started out, I wished I had a place to go to for advice with starting out. A place with exact answers rather than the generic websites that give you a vague idea of what to do, so I’d like to be the one to provide that! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not where I want...

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How To: Create Your First Pin Badge

To all the pin lovers who have been dying to find out how to create a pin badge…look no further! When I was starting up I needed a place to go to find out exactly how to turn my designs into pins. Since I started up last year I’ve had a lot of friends and strangers asking me how exactly I do it. It’s a lot of trial and error, but that’s all part of the fun. So here’s a step by step for you, no beating around the bush… Step 1: Designing Your Pin! The very first step to...

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Enamel Pins: The Different Types

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a lovely week with the sun beaming down, my pale skin isn’t used to this heat. Following up from last week, I had a lot of positive feedback from my last blog post on how to create Enamel Pins. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here. I received a lot of messages asking what Enamel is best to use. So here’s a list of all of your options: Soft Enamel Pins: Also known as embossed pins. These pins have a raised metal die line, creating a texture to the pin....

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Become a Freelancer

I get asked by a lot of my friends and people over the internet “How do you become a freelancer?” “Isn’t becoming a freelancer hard?” “Could I be a freelancer?”. So what better way to answer these questions by dedicating a whole post to it! Becoming a Freelancer is hard. I haven’t perfected it myself, I still feel like i’m in the beginning stage and have a long way to go. It can be so challenging and there are days where i’ve been so close to giving up, but when you land a client or sell your work, you remember...

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Keeping Motivated: Top 10 Tips

Keeping Motivated: Top 10 Tips

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a lovely week. For those of you who are subscribed to my Newsletter, you would’ve received my email about motivation and keeping motivated in order to reach your goals. Recently I’ve been finding it hard to keep myself organised and motivated, especially when i’m working as my own boss and it’s only me to push myself. I then came across a small book in a Shoreditch store. The book is called ‘How to Not Always be Working: A toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self Care’ by Marlee Grace It includes a lot of...

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