Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy Creative Friday!!!


What creative or business project are you working on today? I will be working on my blog shops more often now. They will be my selling bases as time goes on. I've seen some concerning changes in selling venues over the 12 years or so that I have been listing online. 

The choices of places to sell handmades online has diminished, and those that are left are more unsatisfactory to makers every day. Just as our economy and manufacturing bases will never return to what they were during the industrial revolution, online selling venues will not return to former form. Even Etsy, while still popular, has had its heyday. It will never be as it was during the first 5-8 years of growth, when handmades sellers were thoroughly happy with how it was run and everyone had an equal chance to be prosperous.

It's becoming more critical to have a way to push my sales from my own base of operations. I still have shops at 4 venues, but that will be whittled. I don't want to be caught empty-handed and selling-site-poor if the handful of viable selling venues should suddenly go under or change so much that to stay would be ludicrous.

To the smart business person too, it should become imperative to get real and make the smart business decision of leaving a selling venue, rather than whining, crying and spitting about unfavorable venue changes, or non-changes. I want to be up and running on my own in preparation for any sudden changes like this. Developing my blog selling process is much easier than launching and operating a full selling website, which I know that as time goes on I wouldn't want to maintain.

Be inspired and prosperous today!

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