According to startups.co.uk.
Filed under Craft + business and making money, Craft on the interweb, Crafty musings
As a work-at-home-mum who’s at the level of renting retail space to sell my craft, I’ve got to say this article is completely deluded. Sure, setting up a website and researching price points is tricky, but apart from that all you have to do is find a gap in the market and fill it! Why worry about talent, originality and skill? A craft business couldn’t be all that different to buying a franchise, surely?
This article misses the main points I yell at people who ask me about starting a craft business. One, crafting for money is not fun, or at least not as much fun as you’d daydream about. Two, it’s not a way to get a reliable income. If money’s important to you then stick with your day job where you get paid sick leave and a pension.
You make a great point. I think that’s a big problem with Etsy too – thy make it sound so easy, when realistically I don’t expect a large percentage of their sellers could pay their morgages off via Etsy sales only.
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