Today, I thought I'd share my journey to starting an online shop and selling things I make and package with my own two hands. It's been a long-standing dream for me to start selling things I make online. As a full-time online marketing nerd by profession working 10-12 hour days and a night/weekend craft enthusiast, it's hard to find time to act on such a dream. But at the end of 2011, I embarked upon a simple solution to making this real, my own Etsy shop. The best part is my commitment to help the fight against cancer. It's a cause that is near and dear to my heart, so I donate 20% of annual sales from this shop to the cause. Details here.
As part of my seller journey, I even participated at a holiday craft fair at work and sold greeting cards and ornaments. It was so much fun and very encouraging to receive positive feedback on the goods.
The Etsy shop started with greeting cards and boxed card sets. But I have now expanded to include some super fun envelope travel jotters or memo books.
You can slip receipts, business cards, instant photos, or any other memorabilia directly into the envelope! Plus, I've designed the books to offer flexibility as a reporter style or memo style book.
They're great to toss into your purse or your travel tote for quick note taking or a simple travel mini scrapbook. Here's something I created recently with my weekend trip to San Francisco.
This journey to designing and making more products for my Etsy shop had taken a backseat for so long, I'm so glad I finally made some time to get it up and running.
Do you have your own Etsy shop? Let me know what it is and I'd love to add you to my circle! Have you always wanted one but procrastinated? It's 2012 and there's no better time than now! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl
P.S. If you've reached my blog from Etsy, please enjoy a 10% discount with the coupon code KRAFTY as a thank you for stopping by.