Shop Etsy

Quit Your Day Job: nelladesigns

Mar 30, 2009

by Mary Andrews

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Elizabeth of nelladesigns opened up shop on Etsy after the persistent urging of one of her close friends. Her sales started picking up and she began to rethink her Etsy shop as more than just a favorite pastime.  After leaving her full time graphic design job, she’s been making a living through her shop sales and wishes now that she had taken the advice from her friend much sooner!

How did you originally get into the business of making things?

Growing up, I always loved to make things for friends and family in lieu of store-bought gifts. I enjoyed seeing their faces when they first laid eyes on whatever it was I had created for them.  However, I would have to say that over the past decade or so I began to delve more into this pastime, as it became a great stress reliever from my 9 to 5 graphic design job.

When you first started selling on Etsy, did you have dreams or goals of eventually quitting your day job?

Being my own boss and doing things on my own terms has ALWAYS been a dream of mine. I just never knew how to go about doing it. Joining Etsy and opening up my own store was a bit of a fluke, actually. One of my oldest friends kept mentioning over and over in passing how I needed to open a shop on Etsy. I kept blowing her off until one day on a whim I decided to take the plunge.

At first I had no idea what I would sell, but knew that I had always loved all things paper. I was the kid that got a stationery set with stickers, but would never use it because it was too pretty.  Being a full time designer for a magazine, I really went into it as more of a hobby and had no idea that it would turn into what it has.  I would have to say though that in the last 6 months or so I started to get serious about it and really had high hopes of quitting my design job and focusing full time on Nella. I had only been in business a little over a year when I took the plunge. Having been the latest victim of the recession and cutbacks, I was really forced into running Nella full time a smidge sooner than I had hoped, but I am a firm believer of the whole sink or swim mentality.

Did you do anything to prepare ahead of time?

As I said above, I really jumped into it feet first. It wasn’t until after I started making sales that I realized I should probably look into getting the proper licenses, etc. and start saving money for the following tax season. Luckily, I was able to get in contact with several wonderful fellow Etsians who gave me fantastic advice on how to go about doing things the right way and also sharing with me some of their mistakes. The Etsy blog articles were also a big help and vital resource for me.  I also just recently sat down with my first ever CPA and it was a big eye opener for me. I highly recommend doing so if you think that having your own business is something you are really serious about. For me, this has really been a learn-as-you-go kind of experience, but so far so good.

What are the most effective ways you have promoted and marketed your Etsy business? What’s your best marketing tip?

There are several things that have worked well for me. One is getting my name out there. Word of mouth is vital and can really help with sales in the long run. Blog features have also helped with sales a great deal. I recommend compiling a list of favorite blogs and contacting them. Introduce yourself and your product and they just might do a write up on you. One of the highlights of this past year was having the honor of being featured in Mary Englebreit’s Home Companion magazine! It was a case of sheer luck, as I was lucky enough to be spotted by their style editor. Nothing beats national exposure! I am still getting business from that feature months later.

My best marketing tip is something very, very simple. Posting items throughout the day will help you gain exposure and keep you at or near the top of each category. Experimenting with this has really helped me. After a while a pattern will emerge and you can begin to see what times are best to post.

What have you found to be an unsuccessful promotion?

In the past I have had the opportunity to run ads in local publications. It really didn’t churn up any business for me.

Walk us through your typical workday.

One great perk of being your own boss is that every day is different! I generally separate my days into design days and shipping days.

  • On an average design day I usually start out by checking emails and writing down any orders that I may have gotten overnight.
  • I will then spend time emailing anyone that I received convos from.
  • I usually do a glance over the Paper Goods category of Etsy to see what has posted and then determine which items I would like to re-post.
  • After posting, I get down to designing either existing orders or a new design that might have been percolating overnight.
  • Time for breakfast! After a quick bowl of cereal and a 10-minute visit with the ladies of The View, I am back to designing and printing.
  • I usually take a break in the early afternoon to run any errands that I might need to do or even go for a quick run! (Ah, the joys of being your own boss.)
  • More item posts!
  • Then mid to late afternoon and evening usually have me prepping and packaging orders to go out the next shipping day.
  • And if I can muster up any more creative flow after that, I will go over any new designs I have in the works.

What do you enjoy most about not having a day job? Is there anything you miss?

The freedom to do whatever, whenever I like. I am enjoying the thought that I can take off whenever I like and not have to run it by anyone! Go to the beach on a Tuesday? Sure! Not having to put up with corporate rules and regulations is nice too. I can wear jeans as much as I want! For me, the perks outweigh anything else. I don’t mind working alone; in fact, I find that I flourish in doing so and really produce better results. The only thing I somewhat miss are the events that I used to go to with my creative team.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself? What advice would you give someone else?

I would have listened to my friend’s urging and done it sooner! I am a person that likes to be prepared, so I think I really did everything the right way the first go round. Advice I would give to someone looking to take the leap is to plan, plan, plan. Try and start it out just as a side gig for a while to see if you can really make a go of it. And talk to people in the know. A CPA. Fellow Etsy shop owners, etc. Also, BE PATIENT…success doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process, and one that cannot be rushed no matter how anxious you are! I am still learning this after a year!

What goals do you wish to accomplish in the coming year for your Etsy business?

GROW. GROW. GROW. I hope to continue to get my name out there and share my products with as many folks as I can. I want to stay positive and focused and to continue to dream big! After all, this one came true and maybe if I am lucky, I will even get one of my products featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things one day. Oprah, call me.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I would like to give a big thank you to the entire Etsy team for making dreams come true for lots of people during these tough economic times. Keep up the good work!

Please join Elizabeth for a follow-up Question and Answer session this Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 3pm EDT in the Auditorium room of the Virtual Labs (the VL schedule is magically in your local time). See you there!

You can find some of our previous Quit Your Day Job posts here.

Personalized Children's Print
Personalized Children's Print
Sold
Personalized Love Print with date
Personalized Love Print with date
Sold
Print Your Own Retro Recipe Cards-Perfect for Mother's Day
Print Your Own Retro Recipe Cards-Perfect for Mother's Day
Sold
CROSS My Heart - Personalized Crossword Print
CROSS My Heart - Personalized Crossword Print
Sold
elegant personalized stickers (set of 24), glossy
elegant personalized stickers (set of 24), glossy
Sold
Personalized Botanical Birds Note Cards
Personalized Botanical Birds Note Cards
Sold
Custom You Are My Sunshine Pair of 2 Prints
Custom You Are My Sunshine Pair of 2 Prints
Sold
Personalized Children's Bookplates (set of 18)
Personalized Children's Bookplates (set of 18)
Sold

159 comments

  • hoganfe

    hoganfe said 10 years ago

    Love this interview & her shop is amazing!

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 10 years ago

    I love your stuff~ Those are very cute.

  • rafya

    rafya said 10 years ago

    Wonderful shop ! good luck !

  • StephanieFizer

    StephanieFizer said 10 years ago

    your shop is so very lovely! thanks for sharing your story and congrats on taking the big plunge :)

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 10 years ago

    Charming work! Best wishes for continued success Elizabeth, and thanks for sharing your story!

  • maiziedesigns

    maiziedesigns said 10 years ago

    What an inspiring story. Thanks for sharing and good luck to you!

  • siennaorlando

    siennaorlando said 10 years ago

    Another, wonderfully positive story. Thanks for the advice!

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 10 years ago

    Continued success to you, Elizabeth. You have a great style that sets you apart.

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 10 years ago

    Such a great article! I dearly love mondays just now just so I can read the quit your day job articles.

  • MechelleDesigns

    MechelleDesigns said 10 years ago

    Great interview. I'm glad see shared her success story!

  • ScottieinaCanoe

    ScottieinaCanoe said 10 years ago

    Lovely work and a great story. Very practical advice. Thank you!

  • danamariejewelers

    danamariejewelers said 10 years ago

    Thank you for such a great interview and the great advice! I am new and still trying to get my name out and getting a little frustrated!! Best wishes and continued success always!

  • wanderingmoon

    wanderingmoon said 10 years ago

    Inspiring! And full of good advice. Thank you so much for sharing your story Elizabeth!

  • aCatsNest

    aCatsNest said 10 years ago

    Truly inspiring!

  • jewelalchemy

    jewelalchemy said 10 years ago

    congratulations!! lovely stuff, I am looking at the exact same notebook (pink/green stripe) that's on your desk! Hey Oprah, call me too :)

  • TheDizzyPixie

    TheDizzyPixie said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring. Congrats!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 10 years ago

    Lovely shop and another great success story~ Dream big, the sky's the limit, Who knows Oprah's favorite things as well~!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 10 years ago

    Great interview, what a lovely shop!

  • adorablekido

    adorablekido said 10 years ago

    Your paper goods are lovely! And your advice for a new Etsy like me is helpful. Thanks a ton!

  • WoollyWonka

    WoollyWonka said 10 years ago

    Inspiring, thanks!

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk said 10 years ago

    I loved this story! So inspiring. Congrats on all of your success!

  • SleepDreamPlay

    SleepDreamPlay said 10 years ago

    what a positive read. She really does have a great product.

  • SarahsPapierGarden

    SarahsPapierGarden said 10 years ago

    Sooooooooooo inspiring and motivating. Thanks!

  • StrungAlong

    StrungAlong said 10 years ago

    Refreshing!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 10 years ago

    Nelladesigns, your shop is gorgeous! Congratulations on your success. I have you hearted for special occasions now...your prints are perfect!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 10 years ago

    Adorable designs!

  • PaperMango

    PaperMango said 10 years ago

    Thanks for featuring someone from the "paper goods" category. I was beginning to think the only people that could make it full time were jewelers and other high ticket item artists.

  • PoorRobot

    PoorRobot said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful shop! I love her work.

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 10 years ago

    nice article...i love her cards!

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 10 years ago

    Love the work...thanks for featuring it

  • artwithallie

    artwithallie said 10 years ago

    What an inspiration you are Elizabeth to a new Etsy seller like myself. You go girl! She didn't think she could do it...but she could!

  • THIMBLEandACORN

    THIMBLEandACORN said 10 years ago

    Great interview! I love love the botanical and floral prints!

  • Lydiaandpugs

    Lydiaandpugs said 10 years ago

    What a great role model! Love your stuff! Someone to definitely look up too! :)

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 10 years ago

    I always love the tips :3 and your work is lovely! The colors are so bright and clean on the ones with silhouettes :3

  • katiecompanyinc

    katiecompanyinc said 10 years ago

    Wow, this is wonderful! What a great mentor!

  • bunnyboutique

    bunnyboutique said 10 years ago

    I constantly love to feel a part of a larger group of similar aspiring individuals when I read these articles. I'm so thankful for etsy who provides the vehicle for all of us to pursue our dream day jobs :)

  • adourn

    adourn said 10 years ago

    love your designs....fresh & modern!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 10 years ago

    Inspiring story. Beautiful work. Good luck!!

  • lilyandlou

    lilyandlou said 10 years ago

    I have been a big fan of this shop for a while now!!!Great designs!

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones said 10 years ago

    yay!!! so exciting. beautiful photo of you too :)

  • AlwaysChic

    AlwaysChic said 10 years ago

    I actually saw your items when I was browsing online about a month ago, and I am so excited to see that Etsy decided to write an article about you. I have had a successful website off of Etsy, and I currently run a successful jewelry business but I look forward to the day when I have a successful Etsy shop! Bravo to you!

  • ourteaparty

    ourteaparty said 10 years ago

    Great article & beautiful stationary!

  • RavenaRelics

    RavenaRelics said 10 years ago

    Great ideas! I wish you the best (c'mon, Oprah!!) -Vicki

  • nelladesigns

    nelladesigns said 10 years ago

    Thanks to everyone for such wonderful comments..Etsy sellers are the best! :)

  • jenglo

    jenglo said 10 years ago

    Wow! Incredibly helpful advice from an Etsy pro! Thanks so much. :)

  • queenglass

    queenglass said 10 years ago

    Excellent interview, very smart advice, thank you!

  • superdarling

    superdarling said 10 years ago

    Thanks! smart advice & I love her work!

  • Yoursewsweet

    Yoursewsweet said 10 years ago

    For someone who is new this was very inspiring for me. You said things dont happen over night. That ia something I need to remember because I get to anxious. I appreciate all your words of wisdom..Thank You!!!

  • lincolnchristian

    lincolnchristian said 10 years ago

    Great review!!

  • fatcrowpress

    fatcrowpress said 10 years ago

    Another inspiring story! This is one of my favorite series, I can't wait to write my success story!

  • PaperAdventures

    PaperAdventures said 10 years ago

    I agree, as a small new shop, I'm also anxious for that first sale, lol! But the article is calming and helpful at the same time, thanks :)

  • gloriouscrochet

    gloriouscrochet said 10 years ago

    Wanna be like you when I grow up!!! :-D

  • chubbasnboop

    chubbasnboop said 10 years ago

    I hope we can follow in your footsteps one day!

  • bbbennyandthejet

    bbbennyandthejet said 10 years ago

    What a fantastic desk-space! I love seeing everyones work area on these features.. *grin*.. congrats on making it all happen!

  • ScamperingScotties

    ScamperingScotties said 10 years ago

    I LOVE this shop! This is such an inspiration to everyone hoping to one day quit their day job and just run their shop full time!

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 10 years ago

    Gorgeous work!! Great advice, Elizabeth. You're inspirational for us all; I love what you said about being patient too and working hard towards your goals!!

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie said 10 years ago

    Excellent article!

  • bamagems

    bamagems said 10 years ago

    Great talent and interview!

  • SquaresOfFlair

    SquaresOfFlair said 10 years ago

    Wonderful story and I love your shop!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 10 years ago

    I love your store... beautiful designs!

  • twofloridagirls

    twofloridagirls said 10 years ago

    I love your shop. Thanks for sharing your story! So inspiring! I think this year Oprah's Favorite Things should all be handmade! :)

  • MyWisteriaCottage

    MyWisteriaCottage said 10 years ago

    Aways love adive on how to "Quit the day job" Seems that there is a common theme of beleive in yourself from ETSYs. Their friends and family saw it before they do. PLEASE FAMILY,TELL ME TO GO AHEAD! Anyway,nice article.

  • ArtFromTheHeartBySue

    ArtFromTheHeartBySue said 10 years ago

    I loved your article! Having a positive outlook and determination is key and a great attitude! Thanks so much for your insight...

  • rejenerate

    rejenerate said 10 years ago

    I'm sure Oprah is googling for your phone number now Elizabeth :)

  • DAmmirataDesigns

    DAmmirataDesigns said 10 years ago

    love the article very inspiring.

  • leafprintstudio

    leafprintstudio said 10 years ago

    Super stuff!

  • Jenifersfamilyjewels

    Jenifersfamilyjewels said 10 years ago

    Thank you for sharing yet another inspirting story marymary!

  • dolcebaci

    dolcebaci said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • MyCreationsPlus

    MyCreationsPlus said 10 years ago

    Great stuff and wonderful article!

  • LeftHandHats

    LeftHandHats said 10 years ago

    You have great advice. I'm taking the plunge!!!!!

  • BaysideBoutique

    BaysideBoutique said 10 years ago

    Thank you for the interview and the tips, very inspiring!!!

  • SidonieRicat

    SidonieRicat said 10 years ago

    Very nice designs Elizabeth!!! Loved that interview, great REAL story…

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 10 years ago

    Fabulous article!! Thank you for sharing your story with us. :)

  • LemonLollipop

    LemonLollipop said 10 years ago

    Your desk itself in an inspiration! Congratulations on your success!!!

  • glutamatedesign

    glutamatedesign said 10 years ago

    Thanks for being inspiring and sharing your story with us!

  • sandali

    sandali said 10 years ago

    You have an amazing shop -- really fun & exciting !! Awesome article -- thanx for sharing your story with us -- always great to hear other people's stories ;)

  • DappleGrey

    DappleGrey said 10 years ago

    Great article and super lovely designs.

  • saraaires

    saraaires said 10 years ago

    I just love this chronicle... Everyday Etsy makes me want to be a better crafter, and dream all about quiting my own dayjob... thanks for sharing and encouraging us all! Lovelly designs Elizabeth!

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 10 years ago

    Beautiful Thank you! A Rising Tide lifts all Boats

  • Tekzuki

    Tekzuki said 10 years ago

    A lovely story, really inspiring & a great motivator!

  • invitesbyjen

    invitesbyjen said 10 years ago

    I definitely aspire to be you!!

  • Navare

    Navare said 10 years ago

    I terrific story. I love these articles!

  • themagpiesdaughter

    themagpiesdaughter said 10 years ago

    I love this shop and this lady. So inspiring and really lovely. I have a big grin on my face after reading. ;)

  • Shroompiloop

    Shroompiloop said 10 years ago

    Elizabeth -- your work is beautiful & your story inspirational !! Looking forward to taking those steps myself ;)

  • jeannesu

    jeannesu said 10 years ago

    It is refreshing to hear someone say they like to work alone. There is so much pressure to be social all the time. Enjoying your own company in a productive way is nice.

  • JLMould

    JLMould said 10 years ago

    Congrats!! :) Jessica

  • BeadFloraJewels

    BeadFloraJewels said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • KatWings

    KatWings said 10 years ago

    that's so awsome! congrats on taking the plunge and making it with your own business! i love quit your day job articales!

  • easelarts

    easelarts said 10 years ago

    Love your things! Still hoping to take the plunge myself one day and that might be coming sooner with my contract ending in two months. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • maggiemaescolours

    maggiemaescolours said 10 years ago

    Great shop, love your stuff. Best of luck. mmc

  • prettypeardesigns

    prettypeardesigns said 10 years ago

    Very nice and so inspiring! Great work!

  • summerground

    summerground said 10 years ago

    Inspiring. Will work hard towards this goal.

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 10 years ago

    Great article, fabulous seller. So inspiring. I love these "quit your day job" articles.

  • jenniferdennispotter

    jenniferdennispotter said 10 years ago

    Beautiful work and great story. Thanks for all of the details of the schedule. Time management can be a challenge when working from home and I think I need to write out a general schedule for myself. Congrats on quitting your day job!

  • sweetpunks

    sweetpunks said 10 years ago

    Your story is a true inspiration! Your work is fabulous...

  • ShopRedLeaf

    ShopRedLeaf said 10 years ago

    What a beautiful shop, and the interview was great too:)

  • MossRoseDesigns

    MossRoseDesigns said 10 years ago

    Thank you for showing us how it can all come together!!

  • canvasart1

    canvasart1 said 10 years ago

    Love your work, congratulations on your success.

  • KJoannRussell

    KJoannRussell said 10 years ago

    The silhouettes are adorable. They take me back many years to school bulletin boards I created with intricate black silhouettes cut out with scissors! Thanks for sharing advice from your experiences starting a shop.

  • wristcandycreations

    wristcandycreations said 10 years ago

    Beautiful designs! I just love the colors you use and the overall look of your shop...very friendly, very inviting and beyond adorable! Congrats and thanks for sharing some tips on your success! Best wishes.

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher said 10 years ago

    What lovely items!

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations said 10 years ago

    beautiful work, I saw some of her items in the gift guides and they surely caught my eye.

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 10 years ago

    great creations!!

  • 8PawsCollars

    8PawsCollars said 10 years ago

    So fun and a another great story!

  • HISSIFITS

    HISSIFITS said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring and I do love your creations! Keep up the great work!

  • elisasherejewelry

    elisasherejewelry said 10 years ago

    I love these features! Really nice work and I agree, working for yourself is the best.

  • plumesami

    plumesami said 10 years ago

    Wow Great to see a success story. I think the economy has hit everything pretty hard but it is inspiring to see there is light through Etsy! Smooches Steph

  • analoukopoulos

    analoukopoulos said 10 years ago

    I really wish I can do that, quit my day job.... Your items are beautiful

  • sancuary

    sancuary said 10 years ago

    Been there and done that, if only this article came out sooner, i would not have had to dig so hard. Great article!

  • neraidodhmiourgies

    neraidodhmiourgies said 10 years ago

    great items!

  • TDavio

    TDavio said 10 years ago

    Very nice stuff! I'm still dreaming of the day i quit my day job (I hope my boss doesn't read this ;)

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 10 years ago

    As always a great series and wonderful inspiration!

  • alwaysadorable

    alwaysadorable said 10 years ago

    Fantastic shop and so inspiring!

  • formandfunktion

    formandfunktion said 10 years ago

    I love your designs and attitude! Thanks for some great tips for new Etsy shops!

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 10 years ago

    inspiring story! great shop! love the "you are my sunshine" print. i want that for my son's room! :) http://cloud9designstudio.etsy.com http://cloud9design.wordpress.com http://cloud9emporium.wordpress.com

  • apillustration

    apillustration said 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for the inspiration! I can't wait to get started working for myself!!!

  • dogwooddesignsstudio

    dogwooddesignsstudio said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring & fun to hear all the success. keep up the good work.

  • GiftsofSilk

    GiftsofSilk said 10 years ago

    Great story. Thanks for the tips!

  • artbytrudy

    artbytrudy said 10 years ago

    Elizabeth......I just jointed last weekend..reading your words came at a perfect time!

  • EstherMalka

    EstherMalka said 10 years ago

    From a brand new Etsy shop, thanks for your share!! Very inspiring!! Check out my shop and tell me what you think.

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin said 10 years ago

    Great interview and Fantastic shop!

  • leahmcfallstudio

    leahmcfallstudio said 10 years ago

    Love those posters with the silhouettes!

  • bonzie

    bonzie said 10 years ago

    awesome feature, wonderful job. :) congrats. x

  • PeriniDesigns

    PeriniDesigns said 10 years ago

    lovely shop, great practical advice!

  • christinenorton

    christinenorton said 10 years ago

    Really good advice and inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 10 years ago

    Quite informative article. Thanks a lot for sharing it!

  • PlaneJanes

    PlaneJanes said 10 years ago

    Love your story. PJ

  • PaperWhimsey

    PaperWhimsey said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring !

  • raincrowgalleries

    raincrowgalleries said 10 years ago

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and inspiring story. Blessings!

  • cthings

    cthings said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! Very nice shop and many more sales to you!

  • magpieandbutton

    magpieandbutton said 10 years ago

    A wonderful interview... and what a beautiful shop! Good luck Elizabeth :)

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble said 10 years ago

    WOW~!! Role model~!!

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring story!

  • lucywallis

    lucywallis said 10 years ago

    I love the 'quit your day job' features, and yours was no exception! Thank you for sharing. Lucy x

  • Franche

    Franche said 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for your fantastic story! Now, if we could all make our dream come true!

  • rawvolta

    rawvolta said 10 years ago

    How inspiring is the story!

  • ilovebetty

    ilovebetty said 10 years ago

    this is so great! i'm beyond jealous! i love this feature too, it gives the rest of us so much hope. thanks, please keep them coming!

  • cajunrosedesigns

    cajunrosedesigns said 10 years ago

    Jealous!!!!One day I plan to leave the world of bank auditing and to what I really love full time. Congrats!!!

  • colbyjune

    colbyjune said 10 years ago

    Very jealous! I guess it helps to be consistent. I posted a few things and felt discouraged because there is so much on etsy. Great to know you need to be posting multiple times daily. Thanks!

  • HarmonsCountryCrafts

    HarmonsCountryCrafts said 10 years ago

    Keep up the good work!

  • MostlyLulu

    MostlyLulu said 10 years ago

    Just joined Etsy today and your story is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!!

  • highaltitudeweavers

    highaltitudeweavers said 10 years ago

    Hi, After reading your story,I was very inspired,and immediately joined Etsy to open my home based business.Thanks for the push I needed!!

  • SherryDoleArt

    SherryDoleArt said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring! Thank you for the terrific interview.

  • imajenn

    imajenn said 10 years ago

    Your stuff is great and I hope to make my shop as succesful as yours very soon!

  • hanginmoon

    hanginmoon said 10 years ago

    Great inspiring story. Have a good spring weekend everyone!

  • jewelsbyjoani

    jewelsbyjoani said 10 years ago

    totally a NEWBIE. and as I have been looking around etsy for advice, and particularly how to do this......I found Nell. great motivator for me.

  • beadladyus

    beadladyus said 10 years ago

    Awesome!

  • chocolatebandb

    chocolatebandb said 10 years ago

    Thanks for being a inspiration!!!

  • p38flygirl

    p38flygirl said 10 years ago

    I am a newbie..Not sure I have my niche yet..But am working on a line of fun childrens clothing that is affordable and fun..So be watching..I will probably post new dresses next week I am open for any advice that I can get..thanks

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 10 years ago

    such a great story. love it vivilian.etsy.com ☆╭┐┌╮☆°.﹒ ╭┘└┘└╮∴°☆° └┐..┌┘─╮∴° ╭┴──┤∴∴├╮ │o o│  │●° ╰┬──╯  │ ∴°﹒ ☆ \ˍ|ˍ/ˍˍˍ/∴☆. ☆╭┐┌╮☆°

  • FashionTouch

    FashionTouch said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring article! Thank youf ro sharing your story with us. Wishing you all the best success!!!

  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 10 years ago

    Love your story!You go girl!

  • luisekeller

    luisekeller said 10 years ago

    Beautiful Work!

  • dewizy

    dewizy said 10 years ago

    I love the designs, and the story. http://blog.sina.com.tw/de_wizy/

  • TheBearAffair

    TheBearAffair said 10 years ago

    Love this article - thanks.

  • blondiemom11

    blondiemom11 said 10 years ago

    very inspiring! thank you :) Wendy

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 10 years ago

    Great article. Thanks!

  • tinyspace

    tinyspace said 10 years ago

    good article, it helps a lot!

Sign in to add your own