I’ve only been reborning as a hobby in March of this year. I had no intentions of selling until someone asked to buy one, lol. I only started selling in the last month or so. So far I’ve made enough to cover my initial investment and have advanced into the profit zone I’ve was snatching up the $20 kits for practice which easily sell completed on eBay for around $150 and I can paint about 3-4 in a day and sparsely root about 3-4 a day. After selling a couple dozen “practice dolls”, I’ve started a few customs, upped my price and I’m preparing to move up to higher end kits.
I will also be selling at 3 upcoming doll shows. Ack! So nervous.
This has been a wild ride, this market is very competitive and some people will go to extremes to try to run you off. I love reborning and hope I can find my niche to make it a profitable. It’s everything I’m live to do: painting, sewing, babies and meeting new people. …and sometimes I kinda like rooting, lol. There is always something to do without getting bored. When I don’t feel like painting I process and dye my mohair, or sew clothing, or knit blankies, or all the other fun things this art has to offer.
— Begin quote from “Windeec”
RobinRose, your babies are adorable! Just keep creating, but put them aside for a month or two. Right now people are using their disposable income for vacations and getting their kids ready for school. Once in a while I test the waters on ebay, but if something doesn’t sell, I am prepared to wait it out. Don’t discourage, just paint! The right person for your baby(ies) is out there, the stars just need to be in sync! (oh yuck, New Age talk, but the timing is something that just happens. Otherwise, how do you explain Pet Rocks from the '70’s???
— End quote
“Don’t discourage, just paint!” -Windeec
I think I want to quote this in my siggie, lol. Can i use it? lol.