I’ve been on Folksy for just over 10 years. Yesterday I got my congratulatory Folksy 100th sale email!
I NEVER thought I’d get there, especially since the last time I had a sale was the beginning of December and I was stuck on 98 - and this time of year is always dire, so I wasn’t hopeful that it could happen for a few months yet.
I’m still a real world, craft fair, talk-to-the-customer type of person, I’ll never feel that at home selling online, this last year has proved that to me but still, I feel right chuffed that I made it.
So to all of you who think about giving up - don’t. I’ve put a huge amount of time and effort into trying to make online work for me and sometimes it felt I was getting absolutely no response, but in the end, I got there. Just keep plugging away - there’s a great community attached to this, (not like the American lot - been there, done that, removed myself!) and that has been a great source of encouragement along the way too, just join in and interact - you don’t feel like you’re completely on your own out there then.