Whether you are a writer or a crafter you have to have the entrepreneur spirit to be successful.
I see so many people blame Demand Studios, Etsy etc for their lack of success.
Stop blaming other people!
The days of being able to write hundreds of simple articles for DMS is over. The days of putting up any craft and having it sell like hotcakes on Etsy is over.
I guess I was lucky to grow up with two parents that were both entrepreneurs and they instilled that "anything is possible" spirit to me.
But they also instilled in me the fact that anything worth doing takes a lot of hard work. Yes hard work! So many say "but I don't have time!" You can make time if it is important enough and you manage your time wisely.
I am usually at my computer working at 5:30 a.m. I might be writing a new e-book or crochet pattern or marketing my homemade jam and e-books. Around noon I take all of my orders to the post office. From 2-4 I am either crocheting a new pattern, making jam or tweaking a new e-book. In the evening I can be found answering email questions. Rinse and repeat.
At the end of the day you have to have that entrepreneur spirit to be successful and be willing to do the work!