In life there are always changes. Changes in weather, changes in jobs, changing within the family. Sometimes those changes can be difficult. Often times changes can also be against our will. Not something we want but something someone else has done for us. Well, I will be making changes to what I sell, how I sell and where I sell my items. I did the who Etsy store for a while. Yeah, it worked. However, it didn’t give me the traction I was looking for. Although I had orders and people inquiring. I felt like I wanted more. I made sure I had eye-catching images, detailed description and I always made sure to respond as fast as possible to my customers. I felt like I was putting in so much work and not getting half of that back in return. I spent a lot of time with myself going over what I thought the issue could be. What I came up with was… Etsy is saturated with people selling the same things I was selling. I love Etsy and I think they are a great place for people to get started. I just feel like they don’t work for me anymore, especially where I want to be with my small business. Or better yet for the items, I want to sell. Now I am not saying I will never use Etsy again. Just at this point, I feel like I need to venture on and see where the new plan takes me.
With all that being said. I will be selling new items in my new store. I have a few ideas in mind where I plan to open that online store as well as a few ideas of different items to sell. Most custom made items still but then there will be items I don’t make. I want to change the age range I am selling for as well. So if you are a customer of mine from Etsy you will see my shop is on vacation right now. So if you bear with me I will still be selling just not on Etsy.
If I find that Etsy is the best place for me I will go back to it. However, I have to try my new venture with my new products and see where it takes me. Change can be bad and change can be good. For me though, I hope this change turns out for the better.