Episode 097: Running a Business from Abroad as a Military Spouse and Parent



This season I had the great pleasure of speaking with so many amazing people. Many of them are people I have followed on the internet in one way or another for quite some time. Ruthie is one of those people! She has been running a business from abroad and I can’t wait for you to listen to our talk!

Ruthie and I go way back. I’m not sure how far back exactly but, trust me, it’s pretty far.

When I invited her to be a guest I told her I wanted to cover a few things: being a mom in business (something I can’t speak on but that I know is so valuable and interesting for other moms and parents in business, particularly parents who work from home) and being a military spouse in business AND running a business from abroad.

Amazingly enough Ruthie can speak on all of those things. I know there are quite a few moms/ parents who are also small business owners who listen to this podcast, and also quite a few military spouses!

I, too, am a military spouse! It doesn’t come up a lot, but I figured let’s give this topic some love while we have the opportunity! I would love to hear from you if you are also a military spouse running your own handmade business.

On this episode Ruthie and I covered the things we set out and so much more! This was such a fun conversation about traveling, planning, enjoying the freedom and flexibility your own business can give you (and working toward making that happen more often!), motherhood and so much more. I am nearly positive you will love this episode as much as we loved recording it!

Follow Ruthie on Instagram for more about her shop, business and travels abroad. And check our her Etsy shop here.

One thing Ruthie spoke about a bit was her Etsy shop! Ruthie is maintaining her Etsy shop with the help of a friend in the USA while she is living abroad in Germany. Ruthie has figured out a way to make Etsy work for her and it’s really inspiring. If you are on Etsy (or want to be!) and want our help making it work harder for you, join us for one of the upcoming sessions of our free Etsy Masterclass: the 4 step process to unlocking the unique power of Etsy! This class will help you leverage the power of Etsy so you can enjoy more visibility, profit and joy from your Etsy experience without tweaking your shop 24/7! Click here to RSVP for one of our upcoming sessions.


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