Friday, July 23, 2010
The 12 step program......
sounds like great idea:
step 1: Admit that you want an etsy shop..(who doesn't)
Step 2: Spend 365 days trying to figure out how to get a PayPal account up .... and then working
Step 3: Now that you have your PayPal up and working, try not to spend any money before you have even SET UP your etsy shop
Step 4: decide on an etsy name...............hmmm......... remember, this is a life changer as you CAN NOT change the name once it's there..... oh my goooood....... do they have counselors for this????
Step 5: Get your husband to understand that no....... his dinner, dogs walked, washing done, teeth brushed...no....none of this is more important than LISTING....
Step 6: uhuuuuuu...and listing... at the right time..... emphasis on right..... you might think this is easy..hehe... well, think again.... look at all the time zones, being European, living in Asia, working an American site... ask me about any city and I'll give you the time..... now...that IS sad.
Step 7: Banner..... you realize that your etsy banner does not look as good as SOME PEOPLES.. so you have to make 14.ooo little drawings, that still wont fit the size of 760 pixels wide, and 100 pixels high.. oh yes, repetition makes you remember!
Step 8: Reading all the good advice on how to succeed on etsy.... and I mean, advice galore.... how do these people have time to list, when they are writing tombstones on how to succeed on etsy???
Step 9: Realize that 20 cents a listing...... is still 20 cents a listing...... I want to be the etsy website owner!
Step 10: Decide to totally ignore all the advice you read about how to succeed on etsy.....
Step 11: List in all weather, on your birthday, your wedding anniversary, although your husband is making eyes at you (Saturday afternoon) even though the dog is throwing up right in front of you! LIST
Step 12: You might as well admit it: you LOVE it...... etsy came up with the perfect recipe....
one cup of ego, 3 cups of tricky to set up, 1 pinch of sales (small) and 14 cups of something to do that makes me feel like I am doing something although I am actually not!
After the 12 steps.... I have a new shop: all linocuts is my idea.... www.artcanbefun.etsy.com
only 2 pieces in there for now... but just you wait, I am a dedicated follower of step 11!