I have been reading every possible thing on Etsy to educate myself before opening up shop. I am shocked at the unbelievable amount of resources offered on there! It has been so helpful, and I don't feel nearly as overwhelmed. I loved this bit from Johnny B. Truant [creator of Storyselling 101].
"Let me tell you something about Etsy buyers: They don’t want a thing. If they wanted a thing, they’d go to Wal-Mart. They want a unique, handmade item...
...You’re not selling trash cans. All we care about a trash can is that it successfully holds trash. You, dear reader, are selling conversation pieces. You’re selling things that people will want others to comment on, and that they will in turn be able to turn around and talk about. Why would you short that buyer on things to say?"
These are just a few of the pieces I have ready and will be listing in my shop [not sure why this photo looks blurry].
I plan to stop [only] talking about it and put my plan into action soon!