Running an online store is a daunting task for digital artists, with many features that most are unaware of. Duplication services such as Printful or Society6 are required that can replicate art on bags and shirts. But man-made objects such as enamel pens, acrylic beads and manufacturing challenges require finding a supplier who knows how to make goods. (See this How to make a video tape shows how much practical work is done on enamel nails.)
Indonesian artist Next article Photos – a powerful inspiration from Japanese pop culture with a vision of anime girls with a sea of blue hair, Ramune crossbows, and a Kid game full of garden flowers – special art forms that You always want to take with you to decorate all your belongings. Each time he contacted his shop with praises, sounds, nails, stickers, besides buying shirts and articles. Even though he still maintains a freelance job at times, he still pays attention your heroas it consumes most of your time it is your real source of income.
The label talked to Meyoco about the challenges of running an online store, its best customers, and how social pressures can exacerbate the art form.
This interview is a little edited to clarify.
[En LÍNEA de la TIENDA INFO] My online store will reopen on August 31 at 8pm PST! Kids Floral Pens, Soda Moon Nails, Kitchen Beans, and Prime Tickets are also available! pic.twitter.com/FEE4REyFKa
– meyo from WAIHI will open on SUNDAY 8 PM PST (@meyoco_) August 30, 2019
How long has your store been working? What are the complex and effective aspects of running your business?
I have been running my online store since 2014 maybe! It used to be shut down / shut down, I was still in college, because I couldn’t always run a store. After graduating in 2017, I decided to start my store to open regularly.
The hardest part of my business was managing customer services. I am not a good person to talk to strangers and get emails that used to be very annoying. I want to delay the response to the inquiry series of emails for several days due to the opening of the emails which turned me off. Luckily, I’m just scared of emails, but I still find this to be a worrying topic.
The best part is finding out that people are really interested in selling my products. I was not very good at everything, neither in art nor in knowledge. I know I have a lot of areas to improve on, and I’m still happy that people want to buy what I want to do. This may sound strange, but I like the application packaging. It can be completely healed.
What is your experience with finding a supplier?
Finding the right dealer for you is both tempting and wrong. I have changed providers many times over the years. For acrylic balls, I have exchanged suppliers four times before my settlement with my current property. As for the pins, I have made two changes to the providers. For washi ribbons, I included group orders because of the MOQ [cantidad mínima de pedido] for washi ribbons it is a bit higher. After I get a larger customer base, I start ordering trash from my dealer, so I can’t wait to arrange one for a group order.
I started selling my own merchandise in 2013, which was made of acrylic balls and nails by a local supplier that I found online. The quality of my first items was not very good. And to be fair, the sales were not good. Initially, I switched my providers to only local providers, because I was not sure I could duplicate foreign providers. After I started selling my products to the world, I started looking for overseas suppliers who could double the quality of the goods. It was scary at first, I didn’t really know how to deal with the costs of customs and pay hundreds of dollars to scare me. However, after posting it, it was very important to see my work printed as a good quality product. Today, I ship my products to China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Over the years, I have changed my suppliers because I am not satisfied with the quality of their work because I have found a better supplier. I also prefer better providers and customer service because I have suffered a serious injury working with abusive services. My job is much easier when I work with direct sales and friendly customer service.
Theft of artwork is a problem that many store owners are concerned about and pay attention to, and the nature of the theft is often associated with theft. You mean, like, saltines and their ilk, eh? What alcohol symptoms can help?
I did not see in my designs that it was sold by my Alibaba suppliers, but I do know that the deceased is still with other suppliers. Yes, there will always be problems when the work is done. There are reliable suppliers in all areas, so it is always important to research the suppliers before taking the products. As far as I know, some companies will clearly say that they will not sell your designs, they may enter into a contract with you and make sure your design is safe.
To be honest, when it comes to artistic theft, watermarks don’t always help, as the Photoshop market is just stealing. I am very lucky that my lovers still understand when someone is selling my art without my consent.
Control most people if you ask them to drink something?
I have not yet asked anyone to take anything even though they did not ask for my permission in the first place. Honestly, I don’t mind doing it again without credit because it happens so many times, so I always use water markers. However, when someone tries to benefit from that, I try to pop it up on my social media pages. After that, they took my stolen things down.
What do you say about your gender identity?
I think my signature style these days is white line art with flat colors and pastel fabrics. I also try to use the same themes, like flowers and waves, so it becomes part of my style. My colors are also similar, especially pink, so I think it has also been included in my brand type.
Where do you think you came from? ¿
I will really enjoy the things I love most, or I will be happy. I like flowers because they are interesting and fun to draw. They can come with anything. I enjoy writing sports games because they are part of my childhood. I also find it really fun to draw and combine with other items, such as a flower and a Ramune soda bear! I am not motivated, I think I will pull most of it because I want to have fun writing what I want.
How is social art in Indonesia? What is involved in the many problems?
It seems to me that Indonesian community art is in bloom, especially their community art. There are many beautiful artists and amazing artwork here. The downside is that there are a lot of small fights and people are fighting each other. There are some who hate themselves for trivial matters, very little. People will say that you are your friend and that the information about you is behind them. It is very difficult to find someone you trust. It’s so comfortable, and honestly, I don’t like to interact with my friends unless it’s the people I really trust.
I haven’t been involved with local benefits for a while. The last time I entered a region, I had many negative experiences, from the organizers of the event, who did not consider their leases and guests to be more important than money source. Violence was rampant, theft was rampant, and so on. I don’t want to lose my money and go for things I don’t like, so I decided to pay close attention to my online store.
[En LÍNEA de la TIENDA INFO] My online store will reopen on August 31st at 8pm PST! Sky Ramune jewelry, Witch Hat charms, Fluff and Roll charms, and MS Plant earrings are also available! pic.twitter.com/VtdLxSXBU7
– meyo STORE opens SUNDAY 8 PM PST (@meyoco_) August 30, 2019
What are some of the best-selling items? Are there certain types of things that people are looking for and not paying attention to their work?
People really like enamel nails! It always amazes me that enamel nails are not cheap to produce and sell. I just started buying adhesive kits, which are a great bargain. Yes, I can think of it, every time I create a new product. People like the gaming console and the drink-shopping products, which is great, because I like the product design and themes.
He has warned other former experts about the dangers of balancing social measurements with self-esteem. Can you explain more about this? Is this from your own experience?
Back in 2013, I started using social media to share my artwork, because I had very little self-awareness. I thought none of my people liked my work, and I thought I should start again by taking all my information from the past with accounting art that my friends did not know. I thought accepting from strangers I did not know was more important than accepting my past and my past. It was still small, but it was my main theme at the time.
Eventually I became more and more active over the years, which helped me think more about myself. Sometime in 2017, I felt like I was about to start hitting the wall. I wasn’t exactly what I wanted to be, which made me feel like I wasn’t working hard to get along with the students. The media world started to look my best. I want to pay close attention to the number of “likes” in each of my posts. I thought people would see me as useless if they knew that the number of “good” ones on my posts was not as high as I would like Over time, it gets really bad especially my mental health.
At this point, I felt sad. It’s really hard to write what I want because I always worry if it suits my audience. Eventually I decided to change my style to suit my host. I stopped doing alcohol painting because I did not like the audience with my water painting work. I switched to digital coloring, and then I started writing more stuff than just ordinary people.
I do not regret changing my style, and I am not ashamed that my listener agrees with the topics that really interest me. But that doesn’t mean I need more artists. My self-esteem is important on social media, on measurements, it is not healthy, I am still working to pay attention.