Recently, I've been wondering why my Etsy sales are just not as much as I'd like them to be. (I know sales aren't that important and it's all about the art, but when you have to make a living from it, it's very important!) Then I tried to figure out how to fix it. Everywhere I go, people tell me what great work I have and how I have a great eye. I appreciate that greatly. But, as the saying goes, if I had a penny for every time I heard that, I would be rich. Which brings my question of why I'm not selling photos. Could it be the economy? Maybe.
I've searched other photographers on Etsy, and there are a few who are selling like crazy. I didn't understand it. When I looked further, I realized these photographers had a sort of niche or commonality among their photos. That is something I am missing. As I look at my own photos, I find I am all over the place. I have a hard time grouping them together or finding something in common. Maybe that is where my problem lies. I have no niche. Maybe I should come up with one? I'm not sure yet. But until then I will continue to shoot photos and see where it takes me.
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