"Everyone's painting furniture."
We heard this twice in the last week from two separate customers who paint furniture for sale.
Both customers were feeling discouraged because they were starting to feel like the marketplace was becoming too crowded.
Look, if Paul and I felt that was true we would never help and encourage people to start up their own business. We would be holding on to our tips, techniques and marketing knowledge for dear life.
If we felt the market was saturated, we wouldn't want anyone else out there painting furniture for sale.
But here's the truth...
...there's room for everyone.
Now you might be thinking that's BS, you see others on Facebook and Craig's list putting their items out there and you wonder if there's really room for everyone.
I'm here to tell you, there is. The trick is to set yourself apart by making your work unique and special.
So, here are a few "do's" and "don'ts":
This week, take some time to think about what inspires you. A time period, a place, an artist, a fashion designer. It can be anything. But start honing in on what can make your work completely unique.