Managing an Etsy Site…What it takes to make it successful

I am still trying to get my Etsy site up and running.  I have had orders but would love to have orders for some of my higher ticket items.   I don’t want to give them away but at the same time, I don’t want to break the bank for my customers.  I wouldn’t spend a ton on this stuff so I can’t ask my customers to.  At least, not at this point because I am just starting out.

As you have seen in previous posts I am now creating custom wedding invitations.   I have some new examples below.  Be sure to check it out and if you know ANYBODY getting married or getting engaged please forward them to me.  I would be happy to create all of their invitations, place cards, etc.

Fall Tree Wedding Invitation no leaves Presentation



Wedding Invitation - Multi Color Chalkboard

Now for a little bit of fun…

I even have a helper helping me create some of these new creations.



I’m even creating projects in the kitchen while making dinner!!!



4 thoughts on “Managing an Etsy Site…What it takes to make it successful

  1. ingridbolanos June 9, 2014 / 12:56 am

    I’ve been forever wanting to start an Etsy business. I’m crafty and love making cards and shopping for vintage items. Maybe I can start there. I just get confused with figuring out shipping and what to charge people. Good for you on starting your etsy business. Beautiful invitations by the way. 🙂


    • Stef June 9, 2014 / 12:59 am

      Thank you so much. I started off with making some cards by hand and then I went to the digital. Look at what other’s are charging for shipping for items similar to what you want to sell. Once you get going you will tweak your pricing to make yourself competitive!! 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for the nice complements!!!


      • ingridbolanos June 9, 2014 / 1:03 am

        You are very welcome. I guess what confuses me is what to charge based on the state you are shipping to.

        Just looked at your etsy shop. Beautiful invites.


  2. Stef June 9, 2014 / 1:06 am

    If you ship everything first class mail I don’t think it matters where you ship it to it would be the same price within the U.S. 🙂 I also run an eBay business and I do flat rate shipping, I lose on some but gain on other!


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