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Thanks Etsy?

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.Β  It ranges fromΒ  $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.Β  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.

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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

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Thanks Etsy?”

  1. I get ya. Hubby wanted me to open an Esty shop. I read all the fine print amd just don’t want to deal with all the bookkeeping I feel it requires.

    Do you have any consignment shops in your area? Our antique shops actially allow crafters to sell their wares there. We used to have crafters co-ops, but they have disappeared. Even ask your LYS if they allow ppl to sell or know a local place that does. EBay is another option too. Lots of crafters sell on there. But then again you are dealing with finances.

    Good luck.

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  2. Etsy has changed so much since I first joined in 2010. Lots of people have bailed after they allowed outsourcing. It’s not all handmade by the shop owners anymore as I understand it. If I were a customer, I’d be looking at each shop’s story and find out whether it’s really genuinely handmade. Hang in there.

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