Selling Your Work

Ok, so you're crafty.

You love to create things within your craft and you often get compliments on your work. Your family and friends love what you make and often boast about it to others. All the talk has you interested in selling your work, but you have no idea if you're ready for it.

This is often a decision that most artists face when they are first confronted with the idea of selling their work. You definitely want to make sure your work is good enough to sell, but you don't want to wait until it's "perfect" to start selling either.

So when do you start selling? 

Whitney Smith of Whitney Smith Pottery wrote a great article on her blog about when to start selling your work. In her article she says, "Don't sell mediocre work just because you can. And I'm going to add an addendum to that statement: Don't wait until your work is perfect before you start selling."

This couldn't be more correct. Whitney touches on something I often think about when perusing Etsy, and that is the fact that there is a fair amount of work being sold that looks like beginners work.

Now, I'm not saying that the ideas are unsound in any way, this is not the case. Finding the right time to start selling and developing your craft is key before selling your work. Visit Whitney Smith's blog for the entire article.