Back in the days, I had a shop at Dawanda – the German? European? – knock off from Etsy where I sold those paper cranes.
I worked ok without any advertising, and that surprised me. Why would anyone pay for something they can easily do at home?
This is most likely the reason I never started my own business. Something I do well someone else can already do better, and everyone can easily learn it. The crazy new business idea never came.
I wonder where I got the belief from that I only can sell something, and people will only like what I do if I am amongst the very best? Maybe my technique is not the best, though I think it’s good and I am always learning and improving, maybe my style, concept, the idea for some people is worth spending some money on a thing I lovingly did with my own hands out of recycled and reclaimed material.