This post by Jennifer Flaten
I love making jewelry and it is gratifying when someone else loves one of my pieces enough to buy it. What I don’t love is the endless tweaking, editing and what feels like endless promotion it takes to drive traffic to my site. Etsy is a huge selling platform and it is easy to get lost among all the other sellers.
I think that authors feel the same way, you love writing your book, you maybe even love editing your book, but what you most likely don’t love is trying to drive traffic to your website (or other selling venue) to buy your book. Social media is great for helping spread the word about what you create, but man is it a giant time suck.
Today, I spent a considerable amount of time retaking pictures of my items. I am not even close to done as I haven’t even started retaking all the earring photos. I like how they look, I just wish I could get it done faster. Right now, I am letting my camera recharge and hoping that the sun stays hidden so I can get some more nice cloudy day natural light photos.
What do you find the most draining? Promotion, editing? Or something else?
Visit my etsy shop (and check out those nice new pictures)