So.. what happened?
In my enthusiasm I told my family and friends that I was going to sell on Etsy. Of course they wanted to have a look at my Etsy shop and know more about it! But not being able to answer all their questions like a pro, not knowing all the ins and outs of being an Etsy seller left me feeling like an inexperienced beginner, like a child who's trying to ride a bike for the first time, struggling and falling, whilst being watched by the entire family.
This time I was determined to do 'more' than only listing some products in my store. But I didn't really know what 'more' entailed. Generating traffic, but how? Finding a pricing sweet spot, but how? Write a great introduction about myself and my store, but how? Drawing a blank trying to answer all my own questions, I tried to read about it on Etsy. But the sea of information picked me up and swallowed me whole.
The not-knowing and self-imposed pressure of making a sale were getting to me. I had started many projects, but no mo-jo to finish them. In the midst of all those unfinished projects, I began to feel lost.
After a few weeks of feeling lost, I was able to tell myself that it's okay to not be a pro when you're just starting out at something. I had forgotten that I started this Etsy adventure because I love crafting! Not to have to prove myself to the whole world... Spring came along, and my juices began to flow again.
In the meantime I've joined more teams, and made four sales, which I think isn't that bad considering I started out with only 8 items in my shop!
So that's my Etsy adventure so far.. Of course I'm now going to do a little harmless self-promotion! Click here to visit my shop, and with the code LILYRAZZ15, you get 15% discount on a purchase! )this code expires by end of this year)
See you soon!