OK scrollers – I have been scrolling for about two years and have posted many projects. What is next on the business plan. This is the question I can’t seem to answer. What way do you take you hobby/ part time business and still make it FUN. I have kinda been in a lull since Christmas.
I have done many craft shows and they seem fun and I do sell well at them but they seem few at this time of the year. I would love to have one about every six weeks to two months but that is not just happening.
“Word of mouth” selling ain’t working. I advertise through Facebook, many friends know what I do, I pass out tons of cards both at craft shows and anywhere else. I have a photo book that I freely pass around. I have heard from many friends that someone “just wishes they had one of your items”.
I have done more than a few FREE project and for really special causes. I was not looking for any type of return from these however just something.
I belong to The Crafter’s Co-Op (on Facebook) which is a lovely craft store in Wylie, TX that displays my and many other wonderful handmade craft items. The store is only about five months old and is owned and run by a wonderful lady and puts her heart and money into the project. Sales were good in November and December and the Arts and Crafts show that they provided for us to attend was outstanding.
I have looked at ETSY but just can’t make up my mind. is it YES/NO or NO/YES???? Many people do very well there and, I guess, some do not.
Now back to the central part of the question. How do I expand and craft I love so well and still, for the most part, keep it part time. YES I am retired and have lots of free time. IT always seems that each day is filled with something. I think I may have posted this question before however I hope you see that I still do not have an answer. If you do please share – specifics would be nice.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.