For those of you who are contemplating a side business of creating or crafting for the Holidays, there are great online resources available to you. I invited one of my "East Coast" sista's to fill you in on it. Her name is Wendy and I HEART her. She's one of my "never met in real life" East Coasts sisters...
Hi Y'all!! I'm so glad to be visiting over here at Pretty Organized Palace and to share my love of Etsy.
First let me start by introducing myself. My name is Wendy and my blog is called The Shabby Nest. I am the mother of four creative and energetic children ranging in age from 2-9 years old! About two years ago I had what I lovingly refer to as a "creative crisis". I felt the need to create, and I felt compelled to find an outlet to share mycreativity. It was not long after I entered into this little "crisis" that my sister introduced me to the world of blogging. And after writing a family blog for several months, I realized that a "creative blog" would be the perfect outlet for my creative energies. And so The Shabby Nest was born. At The Shabby Nest, I focus on my love of decor and creating lovely things for my home all without breaking the bank..
Of course, you can't be in blogland for long without being introduced to the world of Etsy. Oh how I love Etsy! And opening my own Etsy store seemed like a natural extension of what I was doing at The Shabby Nest. I started out selling pillows and Scrabble tile pendants that featured some of my own drawings. I have since expanded my inventory to include stationery cards featuring both my drawings and my photography. And now, I even sell some of my photo prints.
Running an Etsy store has been a very satisfying experience for me. It has allowed me to do what I love, and to make a little bit of money while doing it. I just love the fact that things I make bring other people joy and beautify their surroundings.
So if I could give a little advice to anyone that has been thinking about possibly starting an Etsy store...I would say DO IT! Don't be afraid. Don't think no one will want what you have to offer. Just do it! You'll be glad you did.