Friday, January 28, 2011

Bringing back the love (ahem, ReLove)

I know I've checked out around here lately. I went through a little phase when I wondered if my time was worth it, if anyone even ever looked at this blog, if selling my work online would ever be profitable... The conclusion I came up with was maybe not. At first that stung. I feel like I've been working at this for such a long time and somehow I just am not where I thought I'd be. After more reflection I realized that the whole reason why I started selling my work online to begin with was simply because I loved making stuff. It wasn't to build a business, it was just to create things and put them out in the world. I think I lost a little bit of that love when I was trying to keep up on the business end. So now I'm back with a new perspective. I'm going to continue doing what I love and if I make a little extra money on the side, great! Hopefully that love will show through in everything I do. As a result of my new devotion to ReLove Projects I've posted some of my favorite cards in my Etsy shop!
Does anybody else ever feel this way about their craft business? What do you do to get past it?


Chase Clark l Oh The Cuteness! said...

Oh man I go through phases like that from time to time; I know just what you mean! It kicks in especially when people are telling me that I don't charge enough for my crafts. But then I just have to remember that if I was not selling this stuff online I would still be making it, which means it would either get given away or just clutter up my home.
I love making things and I started my shop for the same reason you did - to have a larger creative outlet. Don't worry if you don't make bank. Most people in our "line of work" never do unless they devote 24 hours a day, seven days a week to it.
Enjoy yourself! That is what life is all about!

ReLove Projects said...

Thanks, Chase! Very wise. :)