If you have’t seen Etsy yet for some strange reason, go look before you read the rest. It’s the best place to shop for cool, handmade, custom stuff, ever. Period. I love wandering thru things by color or material, and drooling. I’ve gotten great ideas, bought a few gifts, and referred friends to them.
If you’ve got a craft/creative bent at all you’ve probably thought of having an Etsy store. Dreams of selling your creations to a ready-made global audience? Been there. It seems so very tempting, and like most of my ideas, likely a wee bit more complicated than I initially imagine. (example to your right)
The NYT has an article about it today, which I think is worth reading, that is pretty realistic about what it means to actually earn a living via selling handmade stuff online. It’s a full-time job. It’s not a few idyllic knitting sessions that turn into real money. Sure, you can sell a few things and make some pocket money, but it takes commitment to turn it into a business that makes a feasable income.
Wishing you a great weekend, and hope the visions dancing in your head are pleasant ones!