To Etsy or Not to Etsy…

…that has been my question. I attempted Etsy many years ago, jumping in with very little knowledge of computers or how to take a decent photo, and not a lot of time to invest. At that time I knew even less about social media than computer tech and had no clue about how to use facebook, instagram or anything else just for fun, let alone for a business. Probably needless to say, but my Etsy shop was a flop.

Since then I have been growing my handmade business by selling at farmers markets, small events and shows and from home to friends and acquaintances. I’ve learned a lot about owning a business, working from home and social media, but have been nervous about trying the online thing again.

With in person selling season soon coming to a close for me, I have decided to try, try again and open my Etsy shop, in hopes that my past experiences and new knowledge will help pave the path to online success. I actually started the shop over a year ago, translation: I threw a fancy banner and logo out there and then disappeared into the night like an online graffiti artist.

So a few weeks ago, I started researching and cleaning up my little “shop” and last night I actually started adding items. I am still figuring out how teams and promos work, along with a few other details, but I am hopeful.

So if you are in the Etsy neighborhood any time soon please swing by BohoJouel and throw a little love my way. If my shop looks a little bare have no fear. I will be adding items on a regular basis.

Thanks! Sandra

Do you have an Etsy shop? Have you had one? What made you choose Etsy over other platforms? I would love to hear your experiences and advice on what worked or didn’t work for you.

And please feel free to share your links!

#supporthandmade 😉



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