It seems like yesterday that I opened my etsy shop......I put in a few items and thought because I love my items that, well naturally everyone would! Didn't turn out that way and I was so confused. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to make it, online and anywhere else.
I would read the advice on etsy from those who had done well (keep listing new items, make your tags relevant, take great photos, etc.).
Many days it seemed like the impossible dream.....mostly because I (like everyone else) have a regular life to lead and needed to fit etsy into it.......well, I learned to do that and now I have over 600 sales and I'm very proud of that! I'm helping to bring income into our home and I have a bit of extra spending money to put back into my business.
That might not seem like a lot to some of you, but I used to always make my own money.....never had to depend on anyone else. Then I got married and we made a decision to try to start a family and have me stay home full time...I was totally on board with that. It's important to us that our daughter have a firm and steady base. She's secure and happy. But with that, I also wanted to branch out and see what I could do online. It was new territory for me and I'm so happy I went down this road!
So for those of you who are contemplating opening your own online shop, my advice is to just jump in and work it as hard as you can......the rewards are amazing!