If you use social media to link to an item to your Etsy shop, it’s going to contain the products of your competition unless you add to the link. Let me repeat that. If you use social media to link
I finally ran out of business cards, and it’s like my birthday and Christmas all rolled up into one. I’ve been itching to change up my business cards for a while now, but budgeting reasons made sure that I finished the ones I had first. I wanted to make sure that this batch could double as cards for the business and also for packaging for my cat butts and other smaller items… working smarter and not harder here.
Crochet is a rough business. Time is already not on your side, because it takes forever to complete. How are you supposed to make amazing pieces, and keep your work in front of as many eyeballs as possible? How are
I took Kiddo to the orthodontist yesterday, and brought my knitting with me. I’ve been doing that lately. I do a lot of running around and have been making sure I have some knitting with me. All I wanted to do was finish casting on 92 stitches and use the long tail cast on (because I can finally do it, but mess up the length on the tail every time…). I was hoping to not mess up. (I did.) The waiting room was packed full of kids with braces and their parents. I felt simultaneously awesome and awkward just knitting away.
Weekends are a really important for resting. Working through the weekends wasn’t resting. Never taking a day “off” until I absolutely had to… wasn’t resting. Always feeling behind because there was no resting… isn’t resting. I have kids that need me to taxi them everywhere. We have Mondays off of extra curricular activities. Trying to work through all of that without a break makes for stress and incomplete work. Taking a break is a good thing.
Fun fact: The number 1 reason I love craft shows is…
[caption id="attachment_4074" align="aligncenter" width="600"] There is so much pink going on with this doll![/caption]
This is for the folks that are currently trying to earn a living wage through selling their art, whether it be paintings, dolls, amazing woodworking, jewelry, or whatever. We should be over the moon, ecstatic, and smiling all the time, because we make beautiful (awesome, insert your own adjective here) things. Then we sell those pieces of art to other people. How lucky are we? We are very, very, very lucky.
Instagram is a wonderful social media tool. It’s also my favorite platform. I love looking through all of the photos and seeing the world through other peoples’ eyes. I’ve written about it before. I wanted to talk about how Instagram can be awesome for your brand. This is my take, through the eyes of a crocheter, but you can tweak this anyway you need to fill your niche.