Saturday, November 2, 2013


So . . . I have something to admit.  I don't do well with failure.  I tend to beat myself up over it and get pretty frustrated.  After not passing the first three sections of the four-part CPA exam (over two years ago), I haven't even attempted the last, or to retake the first three.  When I finish a difficult photography session where the lighting just was awful and I know I have a  bunch of fuzzy images to delete, I feel a bit like a deflated balloon.

It has been almost six months since I opened my Etsy shop, showcasing some of my photography.  I have added a few images and changed some out since then in hopes of increasing business, but I have yet to sell a single print.  There have been several "favorites" and some of the images have made it to peoples' "treasuries", but the fact that I haven't made a single sale is pretty depressing.

At this point, I am trying to decide which direction to take.  Should I try adding some more variety in the prints available and push my marketing more, or should I close up shop for now and save myself the heartache?  Not that an Etsy shop is real expensive to keep open (their fees are really reasonable), but maybe I should use those funds elsewhere - like towards saving for a new camera.

Here are a few of the photos that are available for sale, as well as the link to my store.  If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, any advice at all as far as which direction I should go, I would really appreciate it. 

Seashore Photography

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  1. These are lovely shots!! Have you thought of trying stock photography?

  2. These are great! Don't get yourself down about it, you are talented! If you do want to try selling more photos have you tried society6?


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