I finally feel comfortable enough with my knitting skills to start listing (and hopefully, selling) things. I’m TERRIBLE with business and marketing and all that junk, so my fella said he’d take care of actually setting up my Etsy shop, taking the photos, and so forth. I just want to knit and see people enjoy things I’ve created. I’m glad he’s willing to deal with the business end of it. 3 weeks ago
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I need more items in my store. The more items you have, the more search hits you get, the more sales you make.
Plan of action for May:
- Look at keywords. What are people searching for? Make stuff related to those words.
- Feature an item. It doesn’t cost much to do that.
- Become more active on my Facebook page.
- Get business cards made. 3 weeks ago
We’d made these ages ago, and we took them to Dawn of the Federation (a Star Trek event)
James wanted some and my flatmate has a lasercutter in his workshop so we got the chance to make them ourselves. We’ve ended up with more than what we needed so I’m selling the rest on Etsy. 4 weeks ago
I spent last night creating new colour combinations for my Pop Art. I need to get some more images to add a bit more variaety to the examples though, as every single one is of a dog in a bucket! Anyway, at least they are up there, and people can view and buy. I will work on getting more images after Easter, as my table at Dawn of the Federation is currently the priority.
www.etsy.com/listing/106676644/custom-pop-art-from-your-photo 1 month ago
For more than 3 YEARS I have been saying “this is the year I will start selling on etsy.” Wait, I just went to my profile and I actually set up an account on April 12, 2008!!!!! Yikes so many years of being a scaredy cat. Since I am now working so very little, and the handmade items keep accumulating, there is no time like the present to jump right in! Take some pictures, make sure the account data is accurate and LIST SOMETHING!
btw this is my first goal and entry 3 months ago
I opened my Etsy shop last month and I’ve been surprised at how much there is to learn and do in order to become a successful seller.
Things I feel confident about:
1) my jewelry designs
3) product descriptions
Things I feel need work:
1) product photos
2) store name
3) shipping time
On January 1 I made my first sale! Due to curing and shipping time, the ring will reach the customer at the beginning of Feb. That might as well be forever :( I really need to put a clause about shipping time. 4 months ago
I have been reading the “Seller’s Handbook” like a fiend.
Creating new items has stopped because someone stole my sewing machine off the truck while I moved 3 weeks ago. (Seriously. Not nice.) Today I wrote out a timeline of what I’d like to do before I list, what I need to research market-wise, and what my worst-case, middle of the road, best-case scenarios were.
I have two baby quilts that I need to finish as gifts before I jump back into the potential money-making material. First things first, I am saving/borrowing for a replacement sewing machine. The goal is to have multiple items listed by the summer, so I can revisit this timeline. 5 months ago
Here are a few new items to the shop =D
https://www.etsy.com/listing/108422756/medium-drawstring-pouch-smooth-red?ref=v1_other_2 8 months ago
Right now I’ve got too many other things to focus on/worry about, and I’ve been feeling pressure to set up my Etsy shop. Frankly, I’ve only been knitting and crocheting for a few months and don’t think I’m ready to sell anything yet. I definitely plan to do this, but it’ll happen when I feel comfortable doing so. 10 months ago
But…it wasn’t on Etsy.
It was to a guy my fella works with. He had said he’d like a hat, so I made him one for $10 using some yarn I found for super cheap. He liked it so much he wants another one in a different color. HOOOOOLLLLA!!
Also, I have a friend who wants me to make him a pair of mittens. (See above photo.) I’ve only made one pair of those so far, so I’ll have to work on perfecting those. So, without even having an Etsy store yet, I’ve already got 3 projects lined up to sell.
It’s the coolest feeling when you actually get paid for doing something that you love, and that you’d already be doing anyway. I’m pretty damn happy right now. 11 months ago
Just opened recently and am slowly learning how to promote & list items.
My shop: Athena in Love
I’ve had one sale so far, hoping for more in the coming months! 12 months ago
If I do resurrect this goal, it wouldn’t be for a good long while. I’m okay with that. 12 months ago