There's more to it than just the fun part!!!!
Creating the art is still my passion, and I am thoroughly enjoying that part of the business. I can lose myself in the whole process and it has truly become a form of relaxation for me. It has, however, made me want a space of my own for actual painting. I can do the watercolors easily at my kitchen table, but painting canvases just doesn't work at the kitchen table. I know some artists can do that, but I feel confined when I use my table-top easel. I'm fine for now, but eventually, I will need some space of my own, because once you open the creative gates, more and more creativity continues to flow through them.
Marketing...now that's another story. At first I was really enjoying all the networking. I enjoy getting to know everyone and seeing the things they're doing. That part is fun. It's trying to promote my own stuff though networking that I'm struggling with. I do not want to come off as only interested in others for my own benefit. It's not who I am. However, I do recognize that with any online business online networking and promoting are necessary. If anyone has any tips on this, PLEASE SHARE!!!
My Facebook page has become somewhat of an obsession for me lately. Last week, I hit the milestone of having 1,000 likes on my page. I was so excited when I was two away that I forced myself to stay awake to see that magic number. Now, the question is, how do I get all those wonderful likes to translate into sales in my shop?
So, here's my question to all of you who promote your blogs, your shops, etc.
What do you think has made a difference for your site and your sales?
What did you try that really worked to get more followers, more sales, more comments, etc?
I'd really like to hear what you have to say on this! Thanks!!!!!
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