Sunday, June 28, 2015

Follow up on post: So you want to start an online vintage clothing business

I recently wrote this post about starting up an online vintage clothing business. The stats say that lots of people have read it, some have shared it. A couple people have quit following my blog since they read it, perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not. No one commented on it directly.

Did I scare you? I have to admit, I meant to. Even though I’m a nice enough person, tough love seemed in order. I have discussed with many a vintage seller the business of selling online, and I can honestly say that it isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires a lot of hard work, patience, knowledge, resources (time, money and information), creativity and passion.

I didn’t make much of all the love you can have for this job. I figure you wouldn’t be reading the post if you didn’t have a fondness for the idea of your own vintage business, or at least a curiosity about it. Loving vintage fashion is the easy part.

I wrote a post to say that the business of selling vintage clothing isn’t easy.

It seems like nearly everybody’s selling vintage now, or knows someone who is. I have read posts like Getting Rich at Home and Top Online Business Opportunities that mention vintage clothing. Maybe you’ve read some of these too? You’d think vintage clothing was a get-rich-quick scheme! (Would that it were!)

Whew, now that I’ve got that off my chest I can be a bit more encouraging in a future post!

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