After many months of trying to avoid Internet Marketing, and not really getting anywhere with little local craft fairs, I have given in and opened an Etsy Shop! I love the internet, and would be lost without it. It has been my time waster for craft research and admiring all the other crafters around the world for many years. I thought it was time I tried to join them.
It took 2 days to get my shop ready and I still have alot of tweaking to do. What with policies, descriptions, pricing, profiles etc. The list seemed endless, but it was so easy, I am embarassed that I have avoided it for so long.
I have some Rag Bags on there now, and I will be adding my paper baskets soon. A lovely excuse to make some more!
Having done the shop I decided to revamp the website as well, making myself have time off from crafting was difficult but it had to be done! Now I feel a bit more organised, my Etsy for selling, my website for my craft workshops, and my Blog for tutorials and anything else I can think of. Today I will be writing out my timetable, so that I can keep on top of everything and get my blog writings regular. Then, here is wishing, I will get an ‘internet presence’, I am slowly learning some jargon!!!!
But it doesn’t stop there. I will be posting ideas and tutorials for recycled crafting projects here, and also a Tinas craft business category, listing the things I have discovered during this journey of trying to run a small craft business. I have made, and am making, lots of mistakes, wasting alot of time and confusing myself along the way, perhaps some of my little words of wisdom, as I learn, might help someone not to go the same way!
My first tutorial will be these simple, lovely little birdhouses from old books for the photo’s I used in my Etsy shop.