What is working against us?
- Living in an area with lots of handicrafters ("I can make that myself" mentality). We see a lot of people who stop by to figure out how to replicate our work and that mentality leads to a lack of value for the time and expertise put into creating each item.
- Pricing - should we be charging more or keep trying to make it affordable?
- Time - we don't have a lot of time to spend making, promoting, and selling our items. When you're selling online, spending time on promotion is crucial.
- Too much variety - one of the things I've noticed with successful sellers is that they sell the same set of items. This leads to people knowing they can rely on finding the items there and it cuts down on some of the work of photographing and listing items. We just keep making very different things according to how we feel at the time.