OK, I am at the frustration times 10 level. It seems like for the past six months of so NO ONE wants to purchase anything from me. When I started, about five years ago, it seemed that I was getting an order or two per week. Now it seems that I have to wait for the fall craft shows and hope I find a few good ones.
I have looked and the list of items I make and gone over it LOTS of times. I keep changing too much depending on how the wind is blowing. I have really settled on three of four type of items as what I like to do the most.
I have looked all over the local area, Dallas TX in general, and there are not the “craft stores” like there once was. You know, stores where you could rent a shelf at a reasonable price. I have a FaceBook page but that does not seem to do any good, and more.
I have looked at ETSY many times but I just have not pulled the trigger. It seems that it is the only viable area to promote your crafts at a reasonable price.
I watch many blogs, FaceBook pages and other sources and I know many friends are selling all the time. It seems to me that the only time people look to me is that they want a donation to a charity, which I do not mind in reason, or that just like something and want one for FREE.
At the present time this hobby is getting to where it cost too much and takes too much time to continue. If I were a real store front business I would be closed TODAY.
Now I do not mean to lay out the poor mes. Perhaps I am look for help, asking for assistance or just waving the RED FLAG.
If you care to respond I will read every word and use all information given. Anyway thanks for your time.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.