How to Make a Living as a Crafter
I have made a living as a crafter for close to 15 years. It has not always been easy. There were times I was poor, and there were times I felt rich. There were times without health insurance, and times when I was staying in hotels in Beverly Hills. The craft industry waxes and wanes like anything else. This, my friends, is why I always live by the motto that you need to have several financial irons in the fire at once.
A lot of people think they can’t make a living off of their craft business. Most of those people are right. However, could they make a living selling their jewelry at festivals, selling supplies on Etsy, writing freelance articles for magazines, and running paid ads on their blog? Maybe. That's a lot of balls to keep in the air, but it can be done. Most people who make a living in the craft industry don’t make it off one paycheck alone. This is the most important lesson I can bestow on you. Sure, you could work a 9-to-5 job and make $50K a year. You could also work several smaller craft-related jobs, never wear pantyhose again … and still make $50K a year.
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