I was online shopping ( because that is what I do now) when I got a wild hair. So I meander on over to Etsy, skimming along the baby stuff with an unamused look on my face. I became annoyed with myself. Why am I so lazy when it comes to marketing my stuff? I have tons of people who look at or comment on things I make for Aidan. And to be honest ( and try not to sound super conceited about it) I have whipped out countless ideas and then moved on to the next. It's like creativity just keeps giving me these money making opportunities and I stick them in a drawer. What am I doing? I think I get all eager and then disappointed when I post on Etsy. It is an artistic death wave of expectations and failure. I just don't have the staying power for it anymore. And it's not an outlet type website for an actual store I run in real life. So I think that's why I feel epic frustration for the lack of success when I compare my page to other pages. And maybe I have a tiny little " I could make that better" gene in me that drives my jealousy. Instead of browsing other peoples awesome while turning green because they are turning a profit, I should motivate myself for the positive. And this could be not only a great outlet but a boost for the after-baby-lack-of-confidence issue.
I am going to get back on the bike I have fallen off and make bigger attempts. I am going to start by marketing custom quilts like the one I made Aidan. Have people send in the favorite onesies or shirts of the babes and I will make a patchwork lovie or blanket for them at a reasonable price. It's a good idea and easy for me. Now to begin the plan and then put it into action. *deep breath* I will let you know how this goes. And I will not be pitching my scheme on Etsy. I refuse to be distracted. I do however need a couple test subjects to manufacture a demo or two so I have a variety to show. Calling all baby mommas ;) Start rounding up your kids outgrown cute and give me a holla!
Baby term for today: The Scoots
- the overflow from a diaper that squishes up the crack and onto the lower back region. Caused by a newly found mobility and a full or even semi full diaper.