Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Bit Discouraging

Before I started listing stuff in my etsy shop, I did searches to see how many similar items were being listed. Of course, this was back in March. So I finally decided on some items to focus on. If you did the same searches today, you will find many listings for similar items, and many of them are listed at lower prices. I just don't understand how people can be making enough to make it worthwhile after fees and packaging and supplies. It blows my mind, and it's a bit discouraging.

The more I do this whole online thing, the more I think digging in locally would be much more successful. That's a whole other ballgame, though. There's almost an overload online. There are so many similar things, and almost everything imaginable has been done. Whereas, I know so much of this has never been seen locally. Now that I've made this realization, I just have to figure out what it means for me.

While I'm here, I'll share a few of the items I've been listing today.

a cheery cherry birthday card

a bright and fuzzy in my thoughts card

a new set of felt flower hair ties


Christina said...

I love your items, but those hair ties are AWESOME!

I know what you mean about etsy. I wonder the same thing. I make some earrings, and within seconds, my new listing is buried behind a hundred others. Granted, earrings are pretty general, but I feel your pain. I don't know how some people do it. I've seen others who have sales ranging in the hundreds, and I just got my first sale last week. It's very discouraging.

I just have to tell my self to keep at it!

Jenn Maruska said...

I bet your items would do very well in local shops - lots of people like to hold cards and see the colors in person.

You could try making a fall line and shopping them around and see how they do : )