I see many people who started out in the crafting industry just to give up a few months down the road. The main problem is they either didn't love what they were doing or expected to get rich quick with selling the end product. Let me tell you now you must LOVE what you do and you should not expect to "get rich quick" selling your crafts. I'm sure there are few people who have been lucky enough to have fast success, but for most of us it will be a slower process. And that's perfectly fine, especially if you love what you do! Crafters shouldn't really expect full on profits until 6-12 months. This is including your start up fees and your materials. So how do you keep momentum going? Maybe these few pointers will help:
*Start your business out slow. Don't expect to much to fast. Just relax, do what you love, and go with the flow!
*Time management is also key. Do what you can, when you can. You don't want to burn yourself out! Save all of that valuable energy for when you build a good number of clientele.
*Get involved in your crafting community for new ideas and support. It's always great to know someone else is going thru the same thing you are!
So start out slow and then watch your business grow! Best wishes to you all and have fun doing what you do!