It’s that time again. Lots of thing to talk about, so let’s get to it. Here’s the questions, and links to the fine individuals who posed them.

Lizzi –

What is the biggest mistake you see in product photography and what is your best advice for taking your photography to the next level.

Charles –
I have no problem selling as I have been in sales since 1979.  My problem is that I am not that internet savy as I am a dinosaur when it comes to tech credibility.  I did more or less what you steered me to do.  I opened a web site and I have a presence on Etsy.  I am getting approx 3 hits a day on Etsy, but most are other artist attempting to get me to follow them, some I have become friends with.  I feel that some people are copying my work but this is not what bothers me.  I am just not getting inquiries.  Could you take a quick peek at my etsy site and give me some ideas how I could improve my Etsy site.  I am trying to sell mostly prints, but I feel that my prices might be too high.

Julianna –

What are your pros/cons of community building vs. marketing/selling?

Carly –

What do you think of my Instagram account and pictures?

Morgana –
What do you know now that you wished you’d known when you first started out?

Maria –
Do you have any tips for avoiding distractions and focusing?

Community Question
What do you think is the future of Etsy, Dave?

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