2019 update: I'm no longer offering apparel, but I'm hoping to restart it in the future!
A couple of months ago, I launched the Kimposed apparel line. Seeing my artwork on clothing was fun and exciting, but the launched lacked the impact that I was hoping to get. I knew that I needed live model photography! I mean, people want to see how the clothes look on real people, am I right?
As many of you may or may not know, this was my first holiday rush with Kimposed. It's been a whirlwind and such a learning experience. Needless to say, I'll be much more prepared next year.
Starting a business is scary. Starting a online creative business featuring your handmade crafts and artwork is even scarier. Luckily, Etsy’s marketplace is a pretty easy transition into the world of e-commerce. Here are my tips on how to secure your first sales, based on my own Etsy selling experiences!
When I set off to begin my journey as Kimposed, it was just a fun idea. As you may or may not already know, my trade by day is digital marketing analytics and strategy.
In short, it’s a lot of charts, testing and crunching numbers. I just wanted to be creative again. It had been so long since I had really put down any paint on paper, and I missed it.
When I embarked on my 30-day art challenge on Instagram, I thought it was going to be easy. Oh contraire (It’s called a “challenge” reason)! On Day 19, I realized that I was simply forcing myself to post something on my feed, whether it was good, bad, or okay. I don’t know about you, but I want to proud of every piece that I post.
So here’s what I learned about my 30-day challenge, on Day 1
When I moved into my apartment, I knew I wanted to have a chalkboard wall somewhere, anywhere. There is a small space that separates my kitchen from my living room that is painted plain black, so I knew immediately that this was going to be my place to shine.
I’ve been wanting to put my artwork on Etsy for quite some time now, and as of a few days ago, I’ve finally taken the plunge. I opened my store.
Although the process seemed pretty straightforward when you decide to open an Etsy shop, but I wanted to become a legitimate business. So I had to get all of the legal and tax documentation out of the way, which means: