Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hey y'all. Lately I've been trying to decide on a direction for my Etsy shop. As most of you know I have started working at Cracker Jax which sells all kinds of things from art to vintage and everything in between. I can sell my stuff on consignment there and I am about to start hanging some artwork. I always felt like my work needs to be seen in person to be successful. I can also be a little self conscious with my work but once you ask me to talk about it I can't shut up. ( : So for now I am pulling a bunch of stuff and am contemplating also pulling my vintage items, too. I may wait for them all to expire. Are any of you guys etsy sellers? What is your experience like? I have been doing it for about three years with very little success. I'm okay with that, I'm not sure that I'm doing all that I can do to get my shop out there. I have dabbled in advertising and working with other blogs but it can get so expensive and has yet to pay off for me. It's weird not having a shop, though. I had a shop before my blog but I definitely find myself putting more effort into my blog. Any stories you can share with me? I would love to hear your take on it.

Here are some of the vintage/art that are still sitting peacefully in my shop. If you're interested contact me!


Unknown said...

Do you think maybe your lack of personal website keeps your etsy shop from getting traffic? I feel like I can send people to our shop easily through that. Granted, Brad sells heaps more art than I do, so I guess I shouldn't speak to being a successful etsy seller...


julie tillman said...

I recently read that in 2010 the top 3% of Etsy sellers still make less than $10,000 (net) a year. I'm not sure where that fact came from originally (I got it from a small business coaching newsletter by Brand & Bloom). It was kind of depressing. But I see people with hundreds -- even thousands of sales and I do wonder: what are THEY doing that I'm not?

If you figure it out, let me know!? ;)