So, it’s been a minute…
I was so excited as I had just redone my blog, all new theme, all new logo… I had tons of new content ready to write. And then writer’s block hit me, and I was getting distracted with life and starting to feel uninspired.
Do you ever feel like you go through up and downs like this?
When I wrote my last post, announcing my Etsy shop, I was on a roll. I had just joined a lot of Etsy seller support groups, which in all honesty, I’ve learned SO much from… But it got me down too.
There’s a lot to running a business that we don’t see. Even as someone who worked in retail for years… It’s just not the same, and you don’t go through everything the same until it’s your ass on the line, your money, your time, and all the effort you put in. And yes, anyone could have told you that but the feeling, the process of actually going through it all is unreal. And for me, it was very conflicting.
After a couple of months of this, which is where I’ve been at lately… I’ve decided to branch myself out. I mean I had started my blog (2 years ago now) on Blogger.com which was the very tip of the iceberg. I didn’t jump in all the way as I should’ve.
And in a similar way, I’m just dipping my toes again with Etsy!
Now, I’m not saying Etsy isn’t a good place to start. Because it is… For some people. I think everyone should make their decision based on what their long term goals are and what their product or service is all about.
Etsy is also a great way to reach new clients even after you’ve established your own business (and even you’re own website). But it can also be very limiting. Etsy has its own set of rules, fees, structure, etc. Just like Blogger did.
So now, I’m working on creating a shopping page on my own website!
I started my Etsy shop as a challenge to myself to see what I could do, and I’ve made a few sales but I’ve come to the conclusion that this isn’t what I want. I don’t love what it is. I want something that is truly, all mine.
So, for the time being, I will leave my Etsy shop open, though I think I’m planning on eventually transferring all my current products to my shop. I will be working on rebranding and creating (or sourcing) products that I love – and hopefully, you will too!
If you create your products of your own and would be interested in seeing if we could be a good fit together, PLEASE email me or send me a message via my contact page. I would love to help send some business your way by collaborating!
Other than that, I do have a huge life update video coming up on my Youtube channel! I’ll be blogging about it later on as time passes, but feel free to subscribe and stay up to date.
New posts on the blog will be tentative, following the previously stated schedule of Mondays and Thursdays! Thanks so much for sticking around, I hope this post inspired you – even if just a little bit, entrepreneurship isn’t easy but the reward of owning something that is completely yours and being your own boss is SO worth it!