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.


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.