When Etsy is not enough. Open a shop with Wix or Shopify

 

I get a lot of messages from my readers asking advice on how I manage to make living from the art I create. It took me a few years to figure out how to turn my passion for doll making into the actual business. And I'm more than willing to share! You'll find a few articles on my blog where I talk about the business side of being an artist. Maybe it'll be a starting point to turn your life around.

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When Etsy is not enough

Today I'd like to talk about the incredible option the digital age has given us  - having your own storefront on the internet. Online stores boomed over the last few years and a lot of us now are doing most of the shopping online. With shoppers numbers growing every day, the sellers appearing rapidly as well. At the end of 2016, Etsy had 1.7 million active sellers and this number is growing every day. It seems that every crafter and their aunt selling something there!  While this is great and everyone deserves to make a few dollars from their hobby, creating a standout business on Etsy becoming even harder. Now don't get me wrong, I'm still a huge fan of