This is a post for the Etsy Bloggers , bi-weekly blog carnival.
My Chosen Question: What made you open a shop on Etsy? What do you like about being a seller on Etsy? What don't you like?
Well I initially meant to start on Etsy a few years ago, I originally made my account in May 2007. That summer I was planning on starting up a shop and getting things going. However, at that point in time I was much to busy with school, taking care of a new house and numerous other things. So it got delayed, and delayed, and delayed, until just one week ago.
Anyways, I decided to start my shop because creating jewelry has always been something I have loved to do. Even when I was very little, I was creating my own jewelry. It's one of my hobbies from when I was young that definitely stuck.
I'm a big fan of believing that one should enjoy their "job". While Etsy may not be my full-time job, it is a part time job. Too many people wake up every morning and go to a job they despise, this is not something I chose to do. By day I work as a graphic & web designer. In my spare time I get to work on jewelry. I definitely cannot complain about either job.
My favorite thing so far about being a seller on etsy is the freedom to do whatever I would like with my shop. I get to create my own logo and banner, I get to create my own policies and of course my own jewelry designs. For me my shop is another creative outlet, and something I am passionate about.
Now when it comes to my least favorite thing, I can't really say what that is yet. My shop has only been open for a week and I have yet to find something I don't like. I suppose I could say lack of sales, but in my first week I already managed to sell one necklace. Which I think is quite good for someone just starting. I could also maybe say all the self promotion, however it's actually been a fun challenge for me. I've enjoyed doing the research and looking for various ways to promote. Overall I honestly do not have any complaints... yet.