I had no idea what I was doing when I first started selling on Etsy. Things that now seem basic, like shipping, were overwhelming and foreign to me. Thankfully, over the past 5 years, I’ve gotten a handle on the essentials.
Today, I wanted to share 5 things I wish I had known before I started my shop on Etsy. Looking back, had I learned these in the beginning, certain parts of building my shop would’ve been a heck of a lot easier. It’s my hope that this helps you as you start or grow your shop!
1. Success on Etsy Takes Time
When I first started selling on Etsy, I was totally guilty of thinking that my shop would take off immediately. I was expecting to sell items within the week. Unfortunately, that’s usually not how things work on Etsy… and trust me it can