Becoming a seller on Etsy was quite an experience especially when I saw how much competition there is. It seemed like a miracle if anyone saw the items I had listed and I remember being happy just to have one viewer. I felt lost in an Ocean of thousands of Artists. Maybe I didn't even know how to swim. But that wasn't about to stop me.
I contemplated what I enjoyed doing which differed during any given week. I tried several different routes and when they didn't work, I decided I had to be true to myself. The One thing I always liked doing was Painting. Sure sewing and making jewelry were hobbies, but I really didn't know enough about them to sell my creations. And my lack of sales just confirmed it.
Painting and Designing I had embraced and learned at a young age because of my family. People sought after my opinions on both these talents and I remembered what a friend had told me years ago. She said I could take almost nothing and make it look great. Hmmmm.... Well if she thought so, who was I to argue? And so it began. My quest ~ what to paint and what I would improve and call my own.
I tried to find things that I knew I could improve. Some were successes and some not. But it became my obsession and that's why I have such a wide variety of different items in my shop. Once I embraced my true talents together, my sales started to soar. I could barely keep up with my orders, and I had never been Happier. This is the true secret to success ~ getting paid to do what you love! Which is being true to yourself....