Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do you ever feel....

Not good enough? I have been doing a lot of craft stuff and trying to sell on Etsy, to no avail. I know times are tough but I try not to price my items too high. I was getting stuff ready for a craft show and I just felt the weight of failure drop on my shoulders. Am I throwing a pity party? Maybe.

I am just sick of making effort and it not  paying off. I guess the lesson to be learned is that I have to keep making effort. It is kind of hard to keep that in perspective when you have no capital to keep funding your business.

And now with the upheaval that we might be facing with a move, I wouldn't dream of attempting a small business loan or anything like that. This is so frustrating. It is hard to get out of muck of self pity and loathing.


  1. I would love to see your Etsy shop! Handmade gifts are the best. Try to hang in there, these times are tough for everyone. How are you promoting your shop now? I would recommend getting on Twitter, starting a FB fan page, maybe hosting a giveaway or having bloggers review a piece. I'm sure you have something unique to offer! I'm a new follower, found you through the Monday hop, wishing you the best!
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

  2. Sarah,

    Thank you for your kind words. I do have a twitter and facebook account for my store. My shop is I have been doing giveaways and participating in $1 auctions with other sellers. I just get discouraged sometimes is all. Trying to keep my head up!