Correct me if I'm wrong here, but once you have a decent product to sell it's all just a game of sales and marketing... right?
How difficult is it actually to make money?
I used to run a small, hobby, Etsy shop and would take home a couple hundred dollars a month. I did very little promoting of myself, so I'd like to think that it was mostly luck and a good product listing that did all the work for me - this was a few years ago before the market became saturated and I lost interest in that niche.
Now, I am wholeheartedly serious about entrepreneurship and honestly borderline desperate to work for myself and quit the soul draining 9-5 life.
I am pretty close to launching what I consider a very lean startup business, but I'm wondering to those of you that recently launched businesses (or not so recently):
- What category of business are you in?
- Are you making enough money to survive or is it still an investment/hobby? How long have you been at it?
- How hard is it really to make money?