It is relatively safe to say that many people do not have a natural talent for gardening. However, Sue Goetz does. Like many entrepreneurs before her, Sue took advantage of her talent and found a way to make money through it. According to Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, she is a garden designer, coach, garden writer, and consultant. Much of her work has been rolled into one source, The Creative Gardener.
[Goetz] had owned a garden store in Idaho for five years and while working for other companies after her move to Washington, she missed the independence.
â€œWhen youâ€™re self-employed, thereâ€™s moments when you wish someone else paid the taxes and did payroll, but then you miss (having a business),â€ she says.
Goetz coaches both beginning gardeners who need help getting started and experienced ones who are looking for new ideas for their spaces. â€œWhat I like the best is watching people get excited about their gardens. When I work with them, people get excited and they blossom in their gardens,â€ she says.
She also designs gardens, offers lectures and writes gardening articles, which is another way of sharing her passion. She says being excited about the work is important for a business owner. â€œIf youâ€™re going to be self-employed, itâ€™s valuable to choose a passion and figure out how that passion will make money,â€ she says. â€œIf you can figure out how your passion turns around into a business, thatâ€™s when it clicks,â€ she says.
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