7 responses to “A Crowd Ready to Rally”

  1. Nick Mohler

    Great post. This economic downturn is an opportunity for artists to take stock of their work: what works, what doesn’t and how to improve. The two critical things that will define your handmade craft over imported handmade goods is quality and creativity (keep pushing both of these).

  2. lilithsapothecary

    Right on, Nick. I think you are absolutely correct. At the end of the day, people are willing to spend a little extra on something that they feel is good quality and gives them pleasure. Let’s face it. Walmart just can’t deliver ;-)

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  4. TheGraceWithin

    I think this is an especially interesting point:

    “determine your market’s barrier to buy”

    Knowing who your market is, what makes them buy, and why they may not be able to buy right now may give you insight into what things you could be doing.

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  5. lilithsapothecary

    Absolutely. That’s what I found so interesting about EtsyMarketing’s article….because it was essentially proposing that your business having trouble (or not) may not have anything to do with the economic downturn, but rather an indication that something needs re-thinking. That’s why this is a good time to reallly focus efforts and re-evaluate even the details of how you run your business, market your products, even what you offer. Thanks for your comment!

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