I've been meaning to do this for AGES,and now I've finally done it! I've set up my own etsy shop to try to sell my creations!
This is another way I'm trying to "Create my way to Success"
And something that is very strongly linked to my blog!
I've been selling my sewing creations at a local market for a couple of years, but am no longer doing that for various reasons - the location being one of the main ones, as it is now a building site!!
So , the internet is the obvious place to sell things! Particularly since I have this lovely growing blog as a platform to promote them!
Now selling is not my strong point I must admit. I love making things and showing them to people, but I'm not so hot on the promoting and selling side of things.
This is probably why I've procrastinated for so long with my etsy shop.
So yesterday I decided to just jump in and do it. Better to have it up and running and learn as I go,than try to learn it all before I start! Nothing like practical experience!
I just listed 3 items for now, and I'm sure I'll get better at the photos, and descriptions as I go along!
But here they are:
Now I need to add etsy to my list of forums to join and get active in,so I can learn more about it and how to promote my goods.
Speaking of forums, To update you on my progress there:
I've been going on the sewing ones I mentioned the other day - trying to get active.
Not only are they a great place to meet like-minded people and learn things, but they can be a brilliant way to promote yourself and your blog as I've discovered!
For example - sew mama sew has a thread on their forum called "Look what I made" so basically you can show and tell your latest creations with a link back to your blog for people to come and find you!
Then cut out and keep is somewhere you can post your own tutorials - and again link back to your blog or site.
Then there's Burdastyle where you can post photos of your creations - and it also has a space to add if they are for sale so you can link to your shop too! So I added my furry backpacks with a link to my new etsy store!! Bonus!
So you you have an etsy shop? Or perhaps a made it shop? Have you had success selling? Do you have any hints and tips for beginners?
I found on etsy there's a great link to stories of successful etsy sellers called
It has (currently) 159 stories there, and more are being added all the time! Great to read those stories and get inspired!
Have you found some forums for your niche yet? are you getting active?
If you have any creative projects of your own, then why not link them up to my Round Tuit linky party here. My goal for this week is to get over 100 links! Can you help me do it? The more links there are, the more people will see your project! good for us all!
Come back tomorrow for my new Wednesday blog hop! Meet some new friends and gain new followers - AND learn all about my featured guest host and how she is Creating her way to Success!