Ep. 158: Turning Passion into Profit: Building a Thriving Craft-Based Business With Angie Wilson

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 





Ever wondered if it's possible to turn a hobby into a thriving business? Angie Wilson, the creative force behind Gnome Angel, shares her incredible journey from government employee to becoming a leading figure in the quilting industry. 

Angie Wilson started blogging way back in 2002.  She initially wrote about what was happening in her life, but eventually ended up focusing on something she’d started doing as a hobby while going through the ups and downs of IVF.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The transition from hobby to full-time business
  • The ongoing struggle of balancing work and family
  • Gnome Angel's mission
  • The value of quilting as a way of creating beautiful gifts that people treasure
  • How Angie has been able to use her hobby turned business as a unique way of travelling to other parts of the world and getting paid for it.

I really enjoyed talking with Angie about her business model and the joy of combining travel with teaching. So if you’re interested in taking something you have a creative passion for and turning it into a business, have a listen.  

You'll discover how she overcame challenges, found her unique voice, and built a community of passionate quilters. Get ready to be inspired by Angie's story of transformation and creativity.



Trudy Rankin is the host of the Online Business Launchpad Podcast, Director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off program.


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The transcript for this episode can be found here.



Website: https://www.gnomeangel.com/


Today's Guests


Angie Wilson

The goal of GnomeAngel is to inspire people to follow their dreams through the sharing of my passion for being creative, seeing the brighter (and funnier) side of life and answering the age old question “How hard can it be?”




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