Tell us something about yourself. What is your niche? How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
My niche is custom art portraits of rick and Morty and Simpsons.
What are your responsibilities as a business owner?
I have been a one-person team for the longest but with the increase in orders, I have added two other artists to my team.
What are your best selling products, what type of materials are used in your creations, how do you design your products, what makes your products stand out?
Rick and Morty Custom portraits Digital Artwork I also offer different types of prints.
What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur? What’s the hardest about it?
I love the thrill and drive. I also love making people smile when they view their artwork. The hardest is making the time to reply to everyone.
Who do you sell to (and how do you get customers)? What marketing tools or strategies you use to boost your sales? Are you satisfied with the results?
I use Etsy marketing.
Do you believe there is a winning formula for becoming a successful entrepreneur? What is yours?
The winning formula is determination and you will become good at what you do.
What was the toughest moment you have experienced in your business practice? How did you succeed to get over it and move forward?
I would say the influx of orders and keeping up with the workload.
What inspires you when you’re creating? How do you get ideas for new products? What are some methods or tools you use to get creative?
I usually like to browse on Etsy and get some ideas from that.
Do you ship your product internationally? How do you handle postage pricing? What is the average time it takes from the order to the delivery? Do you use free shipping? If so, why? How do you package your products?
Yes, We ship internationally. Postage pricing is free. It takes roughly 5-7 days domestic and internationally 7-12 days.
What would you say are the key elements for starting and running a successful online business?
I would say marketing is number one.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs who are starting out?
You will succeed if you don’t focus on the hurdles.
How do you personally define business success? Is it money? Freedom? Influence? Creative expression and innovation? Something else?
Describe your day-to-day operation. How do you manage your time?
I usually reply to customers in the morning send out preview during the night.
How do you plan on growing your business? What is the biggest impact on your profitability?
I plan in expanding on to an online store then from there doing a lot of marketing.
What are some things you did to set your shop for success on Etsy? What is one lesson you learned the hard way?
I would say if an idea does not work, move on See what is currently trending and go from there.