It appears that being on etsy is about more than just making stuff. In fact that's the easy part. The forums, the promoting, the blogging, passing out business cards, well you get the picture. But I guess like any business, new or otherwise, if people don't know about them, will not prosper. So, what did I do today?
Gave a friend some business cards to pass out to her friends that have small children, posted on the forums, updated here, asked to be on the etsymini blog (which I'm linking to). Oh, I relisted one of mom's quilts, too.
On the production end, I finished 2 more aprons completely, almost finished a third, and figured out a small accessory design that I will make some of tomorrow (tune in here and my etsy shop to see what they are... it'll be a surprise). And did an initial design of 2 more items that have been swirling around in my head, or at least got them on paper and out of my head.
On a more depressing and humiliating note, I was reading another blog from a fellow etsian and saw myself in the "what not to do when taking pictures" tip. Yikes, I guess if the shoe fits. But, for now, those will probably stay as they are (not telling which ones).
And yet with all that, this "job" is the most fun of any I have ever been not paid for.
Melbourne Two-Day Dressmaking Course
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