Robin: Jewelry Organizer Upcycler

Name: Robin Alexander

Age: 49

City: Decatur, Georgia

Main Hustle: I have worked as a Paralegal since 1996. I have been with my current company since 2008 and was recently promoted to Litigation & Compliance Manager.

Side Hustle: I create beautifully handcrafted, wall-mounted, one-of-a-kind jewelry organizers using upcycled frames (mostly vintage) and other upcycled materials.

How did you get started?: I have always been around flea markets and thrift stores since my parents have been avid flea marketers for as long as I remember. I have a love and appreciation for reusing all things: clothes, jewelry, household items, home decor, etc.

When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work out of my home. I look for supplies and work on my creations in the evenings and on the weekends. I also attend craft shows on the weekends.

What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: My biggest challenge is finding enough time to create and market.

What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: I get a sense of great accomplishment and fulfillment every time I finish a new creation. I love being able to create something.

Who is your greatest supporter?: My friends.

Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: I am inspired by my parents.

What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: I want to grow my business so that I can quit my main hustle and be financially independent.

Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?: 

Do what you love, even if you don’t make a lot of money.

If you would like to learn more about Robin and her side hustle, check out her website or reach out via email to connect or collaborate.

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