It didn’t take long for me to realize that setting up an Etsy Shop was a good idea.
All my fears evaporated as the emails from Etsy came in and I saw that I sold most of the potholders I posted.
Some to people who came to my shop I knew, and some people have been trying to buy a piece of my work for some time. Some from people I don’t know at all.
After talking to friends who sell and buy on Etsy, I decided it was a good idea to email each person who bought something to thank them, and to create or help keep the connection between us.
A few people answered my emails. Johnny is hanging one of my fish potholders in the shop where he makes rock formations for salt water fish tanks ( I love that!) And Jan bought a Little Window Potholder with a bunny, to have for Easter when her daughter and granddaughter visit.
I love hearing the stories of the people I meet through my work, as much as I love selling my art.
I’m going to be picking up my wool on Sunday and now I’m planning on selling it too on Etsy.
It will be so much more efficient than selling it on my blog. It’s a more direct process and there’s never a chance of someone not knowing if something is sold or not. There are more ways to pay on Etsy than I offer on my blog. And it’s more efficient on my end too, so I can process the orders and get the wool in the mail quicker.
(I’ll still be contacting anyone who is on my wool list first, before selling the yarn in my Etsy Shop. We’ll do the business of buying and selling the old fashioned way. )
So I’m happy to say my Etsy Shop, fullmoonfiberart, is a success. Thank you all for your help and support in making that happen!