I love getting feedback from all of you who are part of the world of handmade and Etsy. A great comment can seriously make my day!
EverythingEtsy has really grown to feel like a little budding community itself and I think it’s great getting to know you all through all the different channels we use.
Your comments are always so inspiring, so creative, and so true! One comment from LuLu of LuLu’s Nest the other day really struck me as a key point that we so often forget to talk about.
Loving Your Craft!
Our business posts sometimes get so into the thinking about what you “need” to do, that we forget to talk about why you started this whole thing to begin with.
Because of what you love to do!
People actually pay for something you created…Yay for you! Most of you are the same as me, you love, love, love, to create things. You love the challenge of figuring something out. You love the thought that somebody across the country or even around the world is enjoying and using something you made.
You love the “idea” of handmade. The dream that maybe, if we all work together, if we make enough of a ruckus, that we’ll get noticed and we can actually compete with the giants of mass-production.
Or, a little less high-minded, we can make a few extra dollars while having a great time!
Don’t Push Too Hard
I often hear from girls who are just plum tuckered out. She’s working on creating, listing, photography, blogging, SEO, and more…usually on-top of what she was already doing such as a full-time job, or being a mom, or a wife, or all of the above!
Deciding on Etsy doesn’t mean you have to become a “must-work-24-7″ crazy person!
Success online takes time by default for most people. It’s tough to create an overnight success and most true successes on Etsy take years to make happen. So don’t stress. Enjoy each day doing what you can.
And loving your craft!