Your Opinion Wanted: Opening Up A Shop Despite The Competition
After receiving such wonderful feedback from Angela’s questions about Etsy vs Other E-Commerce Sites I received the below question from Alissa.
I have a question/problem and was wondering what others do and if it happens to them. I’ve been a graphic designer for 20 years, and I started to work up a plan and open a shop with invitations and cards. After looking around, the sheer magnitutude of people doing this scared me. These people are just so creative and have such great ideas! I am so intimidated that I am afraid to even go through the time and money of opening a store and not making a sale and my designs not being good enough. How do others handle this?
I know many of you opened up your shop with what you probably considered stiff competition so I would love it if you could give Alissa your thoughts and advice in the comments!
*Stationery featured in photo from Orange Beautiful
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