So yesterday Etsy suspended my shop over $11. Its the end of the month and I am broke baby. My shop is my only income. My fiance has a job but we live just about pay check to pay check. I know what you are thinking… ‘its only $11 , anyone can afford $11. ‘
Yeah I could pay it but this is my shop’s downtime. During this time ( March through August ) I am collecting $$ from Craftsy from the few patterns I have there. ( btw , it isnt much). So instead of running up another bill for relisting fees , I am taking a break from etsy. Regroup and focus on personal projects.
Is etsy the only place that has relisting fees? Last time I was on Artfire they only took their cut from items you sold. I just checked and its subscription based now. It ranges from $4.95 a month to $40. Oi! i cant win.
Ive been thinking about this for along time… I need to make new patterns. I WANT to make new patterns. I haven’t yet because when I think of something someone already did it, or close to it.
So maybe this suspension is a good thing ( not money wise) but time wise. There is so much I can do now with out having to make someones order or make new items for my shop. I feel free…lol
Things I can do now…
Make more soap. so much fun.
Read more. I committed to reading 50 books this year on Goodreads. I’ve read one.
De-clutter my craft area.
Finish some personal projects.. Grease C2C blanket, FRIENDS C2C blanket, and the Sophie blanket.
Design some new patterns.
Don’t worry people I will pay my bill within a few weeks. I can feel the judgement…. “just pay the bill. Etsy is owed that money. ” … blah blah…lol They over price for everything..lol