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Featuring: Wendy Winet

I found this artist recently on Instagram. I looked at her website and decided I needed to share some of my favorites from her portfolio. Watercolor is a medium I’ve been practicing for a while., so I started building Pinterest boards, Instagram Collections, and following as many artists as I could for inspiration. Needless to … Continue reading Featuring: Wendy Winet

Manual Focus

Note: The images below link to a book on amazon.com. This is not a paid promotion or review. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own and do not reflect upon the author of the book. So freelancing fell by the wayside in the last year and a half. OOPS! It’s not that I didn’t enjoy … Continue reading Manual Focus

My Brand

To bring my Facebook and Etsy presence up to date with my brand, I’ve changed them to @meganpawlakarts and MeganPawlakArts respectively. I think this better describes the myriad interests I have. For example, I recently made myself a necklace and thought “I bet others would buy something like this too!” Jewelry, however, isn’t my main … Continue reading My Brand

An Informal Poll

…of my family members shows me that most of them would prefer buying ready-made products. This is one of the reasons I made a move to have a second, independent shop on my website. While Etsy has the advantage of a large audience, it isn’t in the spirit of Etsy to sell commercially produced products … Continue reading An Informal Poll

Product Fulfillment

I have made it no secret that I don’t have the time or space to sell physical items. I’ve taken a step back on that front and also added a new service to my repertoire. Unlike services such as Redbubble, I’ve discovered a company called Printful that can made print-on-demand products, but work in the … Continue reading Product Fulfillment

Changes

If you’ve tried to visit my blog or shop, you’ve probably noticed a crazy amount of changes. I’ve been unhappy with my theme and how it works with the shop I want. I was using WooCommerce, as it’s quite powerful, but the settings were confusing, and it felt bulky to set up and use. So … Continue reading Changes

Aggressive Prices

I had to make a big decision about my shop. How much should I charge for a service? It’s a question as old as time for artists. How to price your service or products within reason but also aggressively enough to earn meaningful amounts of money for your work. Since I’m still an e-commerce amateur, … Continue reading Aggressive Prices

Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

You may have seen notifications from me if you follow my blog the last few days. That’s because I upgraded my plan and opened a store! The Silver Stitchery I wanted to see if opening a separate store that I run myself would add to my profitability. Etsy has the advantage of being a well-established, … Continue reading Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

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