… It’s very difficult to find the time to do the more routine Monday and tasks, but then also think big picture and globally and manage all of the marketing. When you have a small business, you are the customer service and you are also the CEO. This can make time management and priorities challenging.
… I make primarily jewelry made out of a combination of materials. Most of the time the items are made out of epoxy resin which is combined with precious burl wood or gnarly wood that would otherwise become firewood.
… I specialize in Baltic Amber. I m the creator and designer of my jewelry. My hobby is photography which plays a huge role in the social media side. As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities which include planning, finance management, dealing with sales, keeping an eye on the performance, and many more.
… I make wedding and engagement rings as well as earrings, pendants, and bracelets mostly from gold, platinum, and precious gemstones. I also specialize in opals and raw diamonds that I developed a great passion for and incorporate them in many designs. The ‘manufacturing’ process changes from piece to piece as each design needs a different process.
… I sell hats/beanies for all sizes, I sell baby hats and booties sets, kitchen items like washcloths/dishcloths, scrubbier, potholders. And I have spa-like sets of face scrubbies and little washcloths and soap sacks to put bars of soap in for baths and showers.
… It is not easy, especially since Covid-19. Your team is like a family that needs to be cared for and nurtured and in these difficult times, it’s not been a smooth ride as there has been a disruption in the work cycle not just that even logistics has been really messed up. I manage my Etsy stores single-handedly, I also design and create along with that.
… I do international and let Etsy handle shipping time varies on international but local is very fast one-two days I offer free shipping as a sales inducement on certain products. I package carefully to ensure the safety of products.Believe social media is important but I’m still a rookie at this only in my second year. Only use Etsy ads. I try to present interesting photos using gemstone backdrops to create excitement.
Yes, we do ship internationally. We have fixed prices and try to keep the shipping prices low. We ship the same day, sometimes the 2nd, but rarely do we take more time than that. Yes, we do offer free shipping. We feel it show our customer care and give the customer extra convenience. We package our products with care and double-check our work to avoid mistakes.
… Being an entrepreneur is no easy task. I enjoyed the most is when I list my item up and people enjoyed it. Even though they did not buy it yet but seeing numbers in my cart makes me feel happy and make my day. The hardest things about being an entrepreneur is that hoping customer will like and buy my products.
… I discovered Etsy online since it is a great website for selling handmade products. I decided to sell on Etsy because I want more people to wear my handmade rings. In my perspective, my handmade rings represent my effort, and making rings brings me happiness.