After TONS of research I have made the leap and opened an Etsy store account. Over the next few weeks I will be photographing and posting things to sell.
Exciting, and scary.
Moving on with my goals. I did not initially plan on having a “store” just yet. However, it occurred to me that I may want to have a place to send people in the event they cannot afford a product while at an event (art festival and the like.) Maybe I can sell a few things to pay for admission fees and packing materials (apparently that could be the more expensive part since I paint / draw larger things.)
I am excited! Moving along my path to reach my goals! Things can become so much clearer when you just make a move, small or large. Any move on the path is good. I also need to clear the walls and other storage areas so I can create new things (I am a little on the prolific side.)
I am also scared. Moving into an unknown area is challenging and scary. No amount of research can prepare one for having a business owner (or attempting.) There are so many things that I do not know, and do not know that I need to know. I do not know how people will accept my art style and (by proxy) me.
I am not 100% sure on the whole pricing thing. Not many are, from what I can find. Packing originals, some with glass… taxes (income and sales)… fees… licenses… So many unknowns.
Another plus, I know people who know the answers, or might be able to point me in the right direction. Friends are AWESOME! I have been avoiding asking them much, because… well it is scary to ask for help (from another post!)
I am going to push ahead. Success is only going to come if I try!
(I sound confident right?!).