I am taking this next series of blog posts from an older article I wrote about lessons I learned from my climb to the (almost) top. To read about the beggining, visit: My story.
So now, learning the hard way :)
1. Top selling items should not be one of a kind. Period.
I started making scrabble tile pendants by accident (click above link). When my first piece turned out looking good enough to wear, I had no idea how popular they'd be. The more they sold the more I made and for the longest time, each one was one of a kind. A word of advice, DON'T DO THAT! :D
A one of a kind piece requires a new (and hopefully good) photograph, each time you want to sell it. (duh me for not figuring that out for almost a year) I took no fewer than 25,000 photos of the 4000 plus pendants I sold before learning how to make them replicable.
While my photo skills improved a ton (yay, I'm a photographer now :) ) all that time I spent with a camera stuck to my face is gone, gone gone. That whole time, I could have been napping! Lesson learned, a little to late.
What lessons have you learned about your one of a kind work?
I'll post more in a day or so, happy selling people and really, if you're going OOAK (one of a kind) you might want to consider selling in person.
Happy Monday Everyone!