Today Lisa Call writes a post called “What am I doing?” on her interesting blog, New Work and Inspiration. I second what Lisa says – What Am I Doing?? I have been very busy today going out locally to my stores that sell my cards and marketing these cards. A lot of my cards have sold at these stores and I am getting some more reorders from these places.
Morning Reflections I, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
But then there are a few more parts to this equation – one being costs of production. A few days ago Sue O’Kieffe wrote a post called “Considering Production Costs” on her inspiring blog, Sacred Circle Mandalas. Sue and I both sell a similar product – beautiful (if I do say so myself), inspiring cards.
Selling them wholesale is great – but the costs are high for the materials (and that isn’t thinking of the time). Tying both of these blogs together – I need to keep figuring out what direction I should be going on some of these things …
All this takes inordinate amounts of time … with some good paybacks. I get some income from the cards and I LOVE having people see my work and be able to buy it. But I am grappling with issues involving both costs and time … and Sue and Lisa each discuss one of these issues – which is why I am pointing you to their posts. Of course, all this is an argument for why I should bump licensing up higher on my list.
~ Diane Clancy