In recent years, I discovered that the straight and narrow was too stifling for me. I did what I was supposed to do, but I didn’t look far outside of that. It was constraining. I wasn’t totally me.
After high school graduation, I had the opposite. I drifted. I didn’t have anything to guide me. I was far out at sea with no lights to guide me. I felt lost for a long, long time.
I hit ground with my divorce, and I started a path down a river. That river has taken me places both expected and unexpected. But going with the flow is getting easier.
My Etsy site is continuing on this theme. I’m trying to figure out where to go with it. What products should I offer? How much should I charge?
Right now I have key chains, earrings, and photographs up. When I assigned prices, I put what I thought I might want to pay for such a thing. I tried to be fair.
But nothing has sold yet.
I plan on putting some of my art work for sale in the future. Not sure what to charge for it either. I have sold a few pieces in the past, mostly for charity. But it’s really hard to decide what your art is worth.
And, there’s the worry that it won’t sell. Which I won’t worry too much about right now…
I’m also trying to figure out marketing without pissing everyone off. Right now my main contacts are you: friends, family, and readers. I don’t want to be pushy with you, yet I know if I don’t promote my business it will absolutely fail.
I’m Googling, researching best I can, and trying to honor what I want out of my little business. I’m sure with time, success or fail, it will take me where I need to be.