Define Success

What's your definition of success?

What’s your definition of success?

What does a successful online arts and crafts business look like?

Almost anything!

From small shops selling a few beautiful items, to companies with thousands of orders each month, every successful online business is unique.  How do they measure success?  Quite simply, an online business is successful when it fulfills the goal of its owner.

What is your goal?

  • To support the hobby you love
  • To be a stay-at-home parent supplementing family income
  • To discover new, meaningful, rewarding work
  • To quit your day job
  • To simply make a living in a world filled with unemployment
  • To create a business your entire family can share
  • To expand your career as a dedicated artist

It all comes down to clearly defining the business you want for yourself.  You may be delighted with 10 sales each year.  You may be aiming for 10 dales a day or more!  The Everything Guide to Selling Arts & Crafts Online will show you how to transform your goal into realistic steps and how to keep track of your progress.

The bottom line is, “It’s all about you!”  In a really good way.




3 thoughts on “Define Success

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  2. May

    Great article. Many people try to conform to society’s definition of success, but a lot of people don’t want to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t make them happy. Something as simple as having your own small business or staying at home taking care of your children is enough. Funny enough, I read an article about it in the WSJ today.

  3. Post author

    Quite serendipitously, the Etsy blog released a newsletter today on “5 Ways to Define and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms.” In the words of Jessica, “I’m here to give you permission to take your power back and define success on your own terms. You know what you need to do, for you. No one could possibly know better than you. Take time to get quiet, listen, and then move deliberately forward — the answers will come. The more you work that inner voice muscle (we’ve all got one!), the easier it’ll be to live into your own version of success.” Read the article at

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