It is a long tedious trial for anyone starting out in your own business. I wonder if it is easier for a brick and mortar store? There you have a road, a sign, and the cars driving by that can see “Hey there is a store there” Then the cheap side of me says you have rent, electric bill, gas, fixture costs, and ect, ect
It is easy for a newb that is used to just using Facebook to post odd posters and hey I’m going here, or there, to get lost in all of the ways to promote yourself online. I find different sites, register, and then find another, rinse and repeat. Then you forget about one for a sec, and people stop looking, and then you forget other ones, but then you find apps to post on most at once after a bit. It is like a big scavenger hunt online and your prize is your success.
That is why you learn though is for your success. Whether you are a writer, soap maker, or artist (That’s me!) this is an era of cottage industries coming back. We have access to the whole world within mear keystrokes to appeal to. Anyone with a kitchen table, workbench, or knitting needles with a comfy chair has a shot if you are just willing to learn, and just keep looking.