There is no better place to start than here
There is no better time to start than now
We know where we want the finish line to be. Now we need to work out where our starting line is.
Make a list of things you already know about your CREATIVE THING. Brainstorm everything you know about it and about selling your CREATIVE THING. You’ll be surprised how much you already know and it will give you a nice confidence boost. You’ve been doing your CREATIVE THING for a few years- so you know more than newbies just starting out. You’ve heard of Etsy and you may have bought or sold something from there – so you know the basics of how it works. Maybe you’ve read some business books – so you know at least some business basics. You’ve done classes & workshops – so you have some ideas on how to run one and what makes one really great. You may already have a blog – so you know how to do this (even if you aren’t using it to it’s full advantage just yet).
Now make a list of all the things you think you will need to know. Brainstorm a list for this too. Look at the list and put it into some sort of basic order. What you need to learn first, and what you can learn further down the track. For example – you’ll need to learn how to make your CREATIVE THING, before you learn about advertising or wholesaling.
Now you have a starting point. You know what information you are looking for and you have a goal and product you can relate it to.
So where do I start ? This is where you start.