Don't you just hate it when people steal your work?
Is it only a coincidence when a competitor starts using the exact same wording on their website? I’ve heard that you should feel flattered when people want to copy you, but I don’t.
I've been making and selling my soaps for nearly 4 years now and my website has been up and running for 1 and 1/2 years and now I find another soap maker is using the exact same wording on their website, couldn't they have changed the wording a bit?
I know we are all fighting to get a little share of business, but there are a lot of people out there and surely there is enough for all of us without taking someone else’s work.
There are thousands of soap makers out there, all doing their own thing and getting on really well together and why not? We all share the same love of soap making; we share ideas and learn from each other. But why is it necessary for some people to blatantly use exactly the same wording that someone else has taken hours to get just right?
There are so many different types of soap available, some all natural, some not, some who use mainly olive oil, some who use mainly palm or coconut, some use essential oils, some use synthetic fragrances, some use melt and pour, some use glycerine, some budget, some luxury, some make big soaps and some make small.
The point is, there is a place for all of these different handmade soaps because there are so many people out there who all like different things (and thank goodness, the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things). Different people like different products and have different budgets!
OK, now I've had my say and as you can probably guess, there has been a few things happening to lead up to this, what do they say about the straw that broke the camel's back?
Everyone is welcome to my ideas to fuel new ideas of their own, you are welcome to my words to give you inspiration for your own, but please don’t just copy mine because it took me so darn long to think of them myself:)