I am coming off of one big mistake in my Etsy selling experience. I thought I would share it with you.
Just because I had a relatively good month in July, I expected to have an even better August. (No, not so much.) Since re-listing often worked for me in July - I went crazy with it in August. When it wasn't working I increased my relisting habits, hoping to compensate for lack of sales. Ultimate result? My Etsy bill this month is SIX TIMES what I made from sales. oops.
Let this be a lesson to you.
I'm going through an Etsy-induced depression right now. When so much of your hopes and energies are being poured into it, it can be a real problem when things don't go so well. I'm sure this is a common experience. One thing I have been hoping to try is posting a page on Squidoo, and other free websites, to give my shop a slightly higher profile. Spread those seeds, ladies and gentlemen! And since investing money into my shop has not yielded the best results, I will be looking for FREE avenues to promote my products and my presence on Etsy! So stay tuned to learn about my experiences with free sites and such!