Friday, July 25, 2008

How To Be Successful

So today I am wondering as I lay here in bed over coming a summer cold (ugh!) how you become successful at selling your craft? Its funny because when I come into my home and see bits and pieces of my projects sitting around I am glad that I love what I do. At the same time, various blankets, candles, etc can not continue to multiply and look "cute" in my house. At some point you have to be able to move your product. I feel confident in the things that I have done to get my work out there, however unless I am making enough money off of my sales to consider doing it full time I haven't reached the point of personal success. So in other words, I'm not there yet. I am just curious to see what other avenues or ideas other people have used to become successful...Stay tuned...This topic is sure to provide me with lots of research and answers.

2 comments:

Blooming said...

Thanks for looking at my blog!

I hear you on this question - how to be successful and by whose definition. For me crafting and selling on etsy is very fulfilling but I am sure I would be very disheartened if I didn't sell anything. Promoting is vital but so time consuming.

WinchesterLambourne said...

This is a very insightful topic, and you've certainly perked up my interest. But don't always consider success by the number of sales. I have been thinking about this too, and an extremely happy customer is what I use as a standard. I'd rather have one extremely happy customer than 10 who are merely satisfied. Their comments make me warm and fuzzy inside and always put a smile to my face.