It is a new ecommerce platform that will leverage the audience of tastemakers to drive sales for the maker economy.
Well - as a maker myself (not on Great.ly though YET - but I am considering...) I have to say: That is a dream come true for every maker!
Because all you want to do as a creative person is to make things.
But in reality - if you create for a living - you can't just be creative.
Or let's say - you have to be very creative in additional 10 jobs to make that dream come true.
You have to be a great salesperson as well. And a media specialist, and a bookkeeper, and an office administrator and organisator, and a nerd and a marketing strategist, and a market analyst and and and...
Puhhh... and all you originally wanted to do is drinking cups of tea and creating neat stuff in your little dreamy backyard workshop studio.
So it's a great thing that Great.ly connects the dots between makers and tastemakers who help to spread the word about creative makers and their products to their audience by creating exclusive boutiques with handpicked items from those makers.
This time, I find myself on the 'other' side by being a tastemaker on Greatl.ly with my own little curated boutique.
Take a look and be inspired...
A few of my favorites from my boutique:
Please visit some of my fellow tastemakers as we collaborate for #makegood