perpetual change

To say that businesses are always changing is obvious, and mine is no different. Since I started selling online in 2008, I have tried lots of different things, added new products, expanded, subtracted, failed, gained. All of it. Right now things are going well. I have a solid circuit of shows for the year, and I have my goods in several shops in the area. But the one place that has always fallen down is the online shop. I know there are so many people who have turned their online business into a hugely successful enterprise, but that isn’t and has never been me! Some time ago I switched from Etsy to Storenvy. Now I am eliminating the online portion all together. I feel that there are so many other popular dyers out there that it’s pointless for me to try to compete. People expect you to have an online store because it’s 2015 and who doesn’t sell online?! But when it comes down to it, they have no intention of buying anything from me. They just want to know that it’s there in case they want something sometime in the far distant future. I’m done playing around with it. I’m done feeling frustrated. I’m done putting in the work and getting nothing from it. I’m done giving people options just so they can ignore me. I have so many other things to do that this doesn’t even matter anymore.

If you want to buy my products, you can get them from the following places or find me at any of the 10-12 fiber, craft, and trunk shows I do each year.

Dryer Balls
Body Goodies
Liberty, OH

Hand-dyed combed top
The Artful Yarn
Chagrin Falls, OH

Hand-dyed silk scarves
Savvy Chic Boutique
Columbiana, OH

Hand-dyed fiber, yarn, & silks
The Shop on Liberty Street
Hubbard, OH

6 thoughts on “perpetual change

    1. Thanks so much Lauren! I know I never put enough effort into the shop and if I had, it probably would have been more successful. But at this point I’m so beyond the whole thing!

      And I miss you too!

  1. Gwen-You have an amazing product and you’ve put the leg work in to make it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. You’ve done an incredible job and I believe it is awesome that you have put your products into local businesses. You know what works for you. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you so much Melissa! Building a small business takes a lot of work and part of that is knowing what works and what doesn’t. When you realize something isn’t working, eventually you just have to accept that and move on to something else!

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