Oh Etsy. I now have a real love/hate relationship with you. I have so enjoyed selling on eBay, I wanted to branch out into the rest of the big world and see what I could do. That's how I ended up with this website and typing this blog. I want to grow our business and I want to be successful with it and I want to be able to share with someone...anyone the love I have for all of these things that enter our home.
So I was doing some research and by looking at MANY Etsy shops, I found out that my profits on glassware could be significantly higher than what I am currently selling them for on eBay. I thought, what the heck am I doing giving some of these things away? Maybe I should try this. So I tried it. And 5 hours later I have my store open, 2 items listed and one item saved as a draft. You can't even save a freaking draft until you have at least one picture posted and the whole thing completed. I don't get it. I am going to have to change my whole process of how I list things. I have never endured such a tedious process--I am hoping that it is just a learning curve.
I keep reading about how the market is saturated and things aren't selling well and younger people just don't collect things. While a lot of that is true, I would disagree that the market is saturated. I mean, it is with some items, but that's when you have to branch out and dig for those things that aren't mass produced. I think the thing I enjoy most about eBay and even Etsy is I get a chance to write. Just like I am doing for this post. And while this is a creative outlet for me, this is also an outlet about my learning process and our adventure doing this--and sharing my knowledge (or lack thereof) with someone else.
It's time that I close up the computer for the day. My eyes are beginning to get blurry--that means it is time to stop, well that and my Apple watch is telling me that it is time to stand and move around some. I hope someone enjoys reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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