For a few years now, I've really wanted to start an invitation business. The idea of designing any type of invitations, notecards, etc., seems so fun to me. Picking out my wedding invitations was probably the funnest for me. Call me crazy.
Anyway, I've never really been able to get my idea up and running. Part of it is because I'm not as familiar with programs like Photoshop or Illustrator. Another aspect is that so many people are able to either design them themselves or using pre-made templates from companies like Vistaprint, Shutterfly and even Costco.
Regardless, I'd still like to fulfill my dream of selling my designs. I've decided I can accomplish this goal a few different ways. First, I need to step out of my comfort zone and not be afraid to ask questions to people already in the biz. Second, I need to take some classes on Photoshop and Illustrator. And third, I need to believe in myself.
There are actually a lot of different ways I can accomplish this goal. I can set up an Etsy account. I can design for already established companies like Minted, Shutterfly, etc. I can invest in an actual store and do things all in person.
This is a lofty goal, probably the most intense one on my list. I'll admit I'm not too optimistic about the outcome. But, I've got to at least try!