Link: That Hobby Looks Like a Lot of Work / by Eric Dacus

Interesting article about some of the people who’ve successfully created businesses on (a website for buying & selling homemade or crafted goods).

However, there’s a narrative/angle in the article that these self-made successes never imagined that they’d have to work as hard or as many hours as they do to maintain things. Working for yourself, working for a start-up, working for a fast-moving small company is hard and it takes a lot of work.  Honestly, being any type of successful always takes loads of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Not to meantion fearlessness to strike out on one’s own.

So I’m not sure why the writer (or the people makin’ it on Etsy) thought it would ever be easy?  I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone who makes a living doing something they love and not having to work hard at it or for it.

Side note: Polly loves finding things on Etsy, and I’ve usually been able to find whatever its been that I was looking for her as well.