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Creative business that doesn't involve selling

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Frenchboat Tue 05-Jul-16 23:41:55

I run a creative business selling my work online that does pretty well- but I am feeling unhappy & burnt out as although I love the creative side, I do not enjoy the retail side one bit- daily pressure to get orders out, the monotony if it and customers can be deeply unpleasant. I have worked hard to build it up but just wonder if its really for me my creative time is incredibly low.

I want to still do something creative but not involving selling to the public. My skills & passion are graphic design, illustration & interior design.

Any ideas of what I could do?Or anyone in the same boat? Thank you

VioletBam Wed 06-Jul-16 00:55:28

Could you teach? I'm also a creative and I think any time you're working for yourself you have to do a lot of selling.

Cagliostro Wed 06-Jul-16 01:17:43

I think teaching too. Run an evening class or something?

In particular, try and find out if there is a home educating community locally - they may well bite your hand off if you're happy to run a design class for home ed kids for example. smile

VioletBam Wed 06-Jul-16 01:47:09

Check out the local adult education services too OP. They sometimes have vacancies.

Frenchboat Wed 06-Jul-16 08:19:55

I'm not sure it's for me.
Sometimes I think how nice it would be to illustrate books for young children- but It could take a long time to Make any money out of that realistically...

MaybeDoctor Mon 25-Jul-16 19:15:19

Employ someone?

whydidhesaythat Mon 25-Jul-16 22:36:51


MugsLife Tue 26-Jul-16 13:55:49

Would a fulfilment company help? Pay them to store and send your products for you?

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