Many creative people let their talent go untapped and wasted. Are you one of them? Check out our three signs that you’re wasting your talent – and how you can put your skills to good use by taking up the #EtsyResolution challenge!
1. You used to be a master of any of these:
Yup, from a young age, you enjoyed making things, whether it was creating clothes for your toys or jewellery for your siblings. Art was your favourite class, and you brought home countless works to decorate the fridge. But somewhere amongst those tumultuous years growing up, you stopped taking that desire seriously. You respect other people’s talents though, so why not yours?
2. You made all your Christmas presents.
Christmas time is the perfect excuse to make loads of things for your family and friends, so you jump at the opportunity to use your designer/maker talents. What about the rest of the year? Find yourself making little tokens for your friends at Valentine’s Day or on their birthdays? If you are constantly making things for other people, you might be missing an opportunity to take your talent more seriously!
3. You love making things, but keep thinking “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t have enough time.”
Even though you love making things and might even have a few projects piling up, there is always something stopping you from taking your talent seriously. You’ve convinced yourself your work isn’t good enough, that other people wouldn’t like it, or that you simply don’t have time. Are these things really true or they blockers you’ve put in your own way?
After reviewing our list, what do you think? Are you making the most of your talent? Thousands of people make a resolution in January to take their creative skills seriously by opening an Etsy shop. Opening your shop can be a great way to encourage yourself to make on a regular basis, take your talent seriously, and use it to earn extra money. ?
Join the #EtsyResolution Challenge!
Opening a new Etsy shop from scratch can be intimidating though – where to start? If you’re ready to take your talent seriously, come join our #EtsyResolution challenge.
For the next three weeks, we’ll be running a pre-programme for aspiring designer-makers from all over the UK to help you get ready to open a new Etsy shop in February.
➡️ Read more about the programme and join to get updates and lessons for the next few weeks.
➡️ Then join the Facebook group to connect with likeminded peers on the same journey near you!
This unique introductory programme will help inspire you to take your creative skills seriously by giving you bite sized lessons to help you get your Etsy shop set up over several weeks. You’ll be guided by three experienced and successful sellers Alice Tams, Chris Berry, Becky Kennedy as well as the knowledgeable Patricia from the Design Trust.
Share with us below or @EtsyUK, what’s finally inspired you to open your shop or what’s stopping you now?
Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: etsyresolutionUK here (new sellers only).