Bet you’re thinking…’Well that didn’t take long!’ and you would be right (sorta!)
I started working on my Etsy shop about 3 months ago. I went full in…learning everything there was to learn. I watched tutorials on TAGS and how to’s on titles. (VERY important just so ya know. 😉 )
I researched my competition and made sure I had a lot of product to list. I was diligent about my cost to produce and determined to leave no stone unturned. I was not going to be caught with my figurative pants down!
I was a woman prepared. I had all my quacking dogs in a row!!!
But here’s the thing, even with all that planning, I had no idea what to expect. There are far too many variables to be completely prepared for anything really.
I was scared to start the shop. I was afraid that if it failed I would be devastated. I had put so much work in and I REALLY needed a win. That fear made me put blinders on and I missed some pretty important stuff.
I’m not going to bore you with all the details but suffice to say it was just not financially practical. I missed some pretty big things in that area. Quite embarrassing if you want to know the truth. But I simply did not realize how costly it was going to be. I was focused on my end of things and I missed some pretty important stuff!
So the shop was closed before I even made a sale and that’s a good thing.
The biggest hit financially is actually this blog. I purchased the domain name and intended on using this space to promote my whimsical wares.
that is not going to happen.
So since I’ve paid for the year I am choosing to use this space as a place to have some fun.
As the tagline reads….Happenings, Hiccups and Hijinx will be provided for your entertainment.
I hope you’ll join me!