I did manage to catch up on a little reading over the holiday break, and I really enjoyed Grace Dobush's Crafty Superstar. There are lots of books coming out right now that put much of the wisdom of people who have gone through the trials and tribulations of the latest career pursuit: selling handmade goods online and being a crafty entrepreneur. Grace was kind enough to ask me for some thoughts to contribute to the book along with other people who have been-there-done-that like Faythe Levine, Garth Johnson and Jenny Harada. I think she has my favorite quote in the book:
"If you want to be successful, first you must believe in yourself with all your might." - Jenny Harada
Closing eyes reeaaal tight and saying to myself "I know I can! I know I can! I'm pooped, and I'm frustrated, but I KNOW I can do it!" Folks, this really is the dialogue in my head. Thanks to Grace for profiling my business in the book and including my advice and experiences. I hope it's helpful.
Link to Jenny Harada's site
Link to Crafting a Business by Jenny Hart
Link to Crafty Superstar -get a copy of the book!