What to do when copycats win

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What to do when you think your handmade business is struggling
  1. Robin says:

    I LOVE your creativity. I couldn’t look long at your website for fear of having a big spend up. Just gorgeous.
    I used to make things like this for my daughter when she was small. I even made her a tiny shop for a tiny toy mouse with lots of tiny polymer clay food. She and all her friends LOVED that shop. I had all but forgotten it until you reminded me, and it made me really happy to be reminded. Mind you, my tiny food had no smell- what a great idea. I shall happily show other people your website. So, now that I no longer do polymer clay, I can enjoy looking at your creativity instead. Don’t worry about the copycats, they never last long because they have stolen the idea from someone else, so they have no passion for it. They will soon be copying someone else’s idea , and then something different again. Don’t let the turkeys get you down, and DON’T lose sleep over it. I know this sounds strange, but in a odd sort of way, it’s a compliment- your jewellery is so good that other people want to copy it :) Think about it.

    • Mei says:

      Robin, thank you for the sweet and kind words!

      Yes, copycats are certainly not at the forefront of product design or have the business chops. So most of them go their own way or give up after a while.

      Learning to just expect that this is part and parcel of running your own business has helped heaps with dealing with all the feelings when a copycat turns up!

  2. Pamela says:

    Mei!…..I don’t know how you can be so strong….. I believe in your words. I believe in your strength. I want to emulate that. Thank you so much. I have renewed faith now. I got your reply in email and came to read this article by you. what you say is so relevant. I think you speak from the heart. Thank you again Mei.,,, please don’t burn out.

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