MY ONE GOAL
My one goal for this year is to sell a thing. Except not to a friend or family member. Which means instead of happily drawing and designing and posting things to social media, I must have a plan.
I used to be BIG into plans and productivity. Then I got a little too nuts for it and burned myself out. Now I don’t even make lists, I figure if I don’t remember it then it wasn’t important enough to do.
Which gets you along well enough when you know your job and you’re following the nine-to-five. When it comes to something new and you’re starting from scratch though, things can get missed.
How to Sell a Thing
I’m not great at social media. Even looking at the lovely posts other artists put up gives me this feeling of dread. Yes, the lovely art is lovely, but thinking about the effort that goes into posting? Gross. Then stories? OMG I just can’t.
So, selling on social media is out.
I’m also not really into people. I’ve done markets before with different ventures, and if you’re not going to buy something, then I don’t want to hear your life story and pat your dog. Go away. Plus, COVID and related event cancellations are giving me a great excuse to opt out of that one without feeling like too much of a jerk.
Which leaves me with online selling on sites like Society 6, Etsy and Spoonflower. I’ve totally got that in the bag. I can do computer. I am a reluctant marketer for my day job. I can take those skills and put them to use for good instead of evil. If padding my hip pocket is considered good.
So I’m going to start by investing an hour a day to set up my accounts and see how she goes! First I’m going to watch this Etsy Launch: How To Open An Etsy Shop Like A Professional Seller.
Oh gawd she just introduced herself as a seven-figure Etsy seller. Not even a humble brag… I’ll let you know how far I go…
Don’t let that put you off Skillshare though, it’s the bomb.