In another artist’s blog, Lisa Call’sCall’s quilting blog, Lisa talked about starting a store at Etsy – www.etsy.com. I have been considering starting a shop there also. In the comments in response to her announcement in her blog, several people said Etsy has a good reputation. I am relieved to hear that – it helps me feel good about looking into this possibility.
Stella in Flowers I, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Being an artist – a micro-business, I need to find different marketing venues. I have a website from which I do sell a little. I have cards in several stores – about 10 – and prints in a couple of stores.
Some of us are going to get together to learn from an experienced creative person about online marketing. This marketing focus is going to be one of my next arenas.
I have to balance being willing to invest in myself and my business – which I do do – with being smart with my resources and minimizing unnecessary expenses. And one can never know beforehand which is which. I am looking for the correct balance for myself and my business. Luckily, some of my images – like this one – are popular with many people.
Thank you for letting me share my process with you.
~ Diane Clancy