Saturday, October 21, 2017

Selling on Etsy....

....Or how about we don't today. Because after a full day, I'm tired, and don't have time to post about said selling on Etsy.

Lol! In all seriousness, though, even this can be used as a lesson in running your Etsy shop. You will be setting the hours; you will be doing most of the work yourself (all, unless you are able to hire help or have a business partner), it will all be on you. This means that it will be easy for you to fall into one of two things (or even waffle between the extremes). You may be one of those who only messes with your shop when it's exciting, when it's fun, when you are bored, or you just think, "huh, it's been a while since I worked on that hobby". This is dangerous for your shop if you want it to be a success. Remember, an active shop is a recognized shop. Then you have to think about the fact that SEO changes, and there is always something that you could improve on. If you don't take your shop seriously, you won't even "know what you don't know", and so you won't be able to fix the areas you are lacking in. To have a good chance to make it on Etsy, you want to always be trying to improve yourself!

But the other side of this is that you are going to have to set your hours off, as well. No one can tell you, "that's enough; time to close shop." It's all on you. And while you feel a responsibility to keep it all going, to fix everything at once, to not stop until you get it right, you have to make that choice to prioritize, as well. Don't let it get in the way of the people around you and the jobs given you by the Lord.

So "take Sundays off". Close Etsy in the evening and relax with your family. Read a book to a toddler, spend some time in the Word of God, clean the bathroom and bake cookies, just for fun. In all things do the best you are able... But in all things, moderation. Put the Lord and His kingdom before all that you do <3.

And that's truly the best advise I can offer you as you run your shop... And do everything else in your life. So maybe today doesn't count as a write31 fail after all <3.

Blessings in Christ,


  1. It most definitely does not count as a fail, haha! Good job! :D I enjoyed can make it! ;)


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