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Top Modish BizTips for Etsy Sellers

Jul 16, 2009

by modish

We all know that marketing and promotion are vital in order to make your shop a success. However, the constant focus on sales, marketing, photography, etc., can start to take a toll on your psyche. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and often we can work so hard we zap the very spirit that set us into self-employment in the first place. So, my goal today is to remind you that to truly make your shop a success, you need to go easier on yourself, don’t get discouraged when you’re feeling overwhelmed and above all, to remember that you’re not alone.  Here are my the top tips I have for Etsy sellers, all from my blog Modish BizTips.




Dealing with Distraction



.How can you possibly focus on your Etsy Shop when there’s family and pets and laundry and flickr and sunny days to think about too, not to mention your day job? Phew! I’m tired just thinking about it! It’s easy to be distracted, but to get your business into gear, you need to get on course. If you’re too distracted, pull yourself out of the situation to refocus. Make a list of all your to-do’s (a really big one) to get them out of your head and where you can see them. And above all, don’t be too hard on yourself when you find productivity is just not in your favor. A day of too much distraction can be your motivation to make tomorrow better.
Read on for more tips on dealing with distraction.

Photo by angrypenguin.




Are you Selling Your Creative Inspiration Away?



Turning one of your favorite creative hobbies into an income source can blur the lines between business and fun. What used to be your artistic escape gets tangled up with marketing, money, deadlines, and the constant feeling of needing to produce. Suddenly, it isn’t where you escape to anymore; instead it’s the job you wish you could escape from! It helps to keep a creative pursuit: make things just for yourself or friends, keep some of your favorite thrift finds for yourself. Don’t always gear towards sell, sell, sell. Remember the passion that brought you to your work in the first place and make sure you don’t successfully over-sell yourself into a creative rut. More BizTips here.

Photo by CosmicFirefly.




When you Feel Like You Just Don’t Measure Up



.As an Etsy seller, it’s easy to constantly compare yourself to others, as you are literally surrounded by a hotbed of creativity and talent. The more people you discover and admire, the more you may feel like you just don’t quite measure up. But remember what brought you to Etsy — you’re creative and talented too, you have something special to offer that no one else can, and you only have yourself to answer to. Work at your own pace. Realize how much you’ve achieved! Give yourself a moment to feel accomplished and proud of your efforts — you deserve it. And remember, you’re worthy of admiration too. More on this topic.

Photo by MadameCupcake.




Dealing with Competition, Resentment and Your Ego



.On the flip side to being surrounded by all those other creative people, you may have moments when you feel jealousy or resentment towards others’ apparent successes. These are moments when you can’t understand why they are getting all the sales and attention, and you’re not. That’s your ego popping in to say “Hello, what about me?” We don’t want to let our egos guide our actions. So, what do you do with ill feelings of competition towards your fellow sellers? How do you quiet the hater voices in your head? You need to stop comparing yourself to others. Realize that you can’t control anyone else’s actions or the success they may receive. Let things go. Find the joy in what you’re doing and try not to let competition and comparison distract you. More words of wisdom on this subject here.

Photo by BigHelmetHead.




Learn to Say No



.When you’re in business for yourself, it’s easy to say yes to any opportunity that might help you get more exposure. Saying yes to opportunity is a good thing. But when you say yes to too many things, you may find yourself in up-all-night and tired-all-day zombie work sessions that can lead to burnout. Whether your Etsy shop is your full-time gig or a way to make some extra income, it’s important to find a balance. Weigh what you realistically can and can’t get done depending on your other commitments. Don’t take on too much at once. Don’t feel bad saying no to someone if you need to. It’ll make for a happier, healthier and saner you, which can only benefit your business in the long run. More tips for “When to say yes” on Modish BIZTips.

Photo by shesells.

Well, hopefully this post will be a little morale boost to help keep you going even when the going gets tough. You can catch me over at Modish BIZtips for more creative business tips.

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  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 10 years ago

    Great to read more!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 10 years ago

    Very good food for thought as I eat my breakfast oatmeal. Thanks!

  • 3squares

    3squares said 10 years ago

    thanks so much for sharing this valuable information with us!

  • edor

    edor said 10 years ago

    me like. :)

  • lilipadcreations

    lilipadcreations said 10 years ago

    Great article and great words of wisdom! I am an offender on several of these!! Thanks!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 10 years ago

    THIS is a fantastic article.... bookmarking the blog right now. Thanks for sharing and for giving a little "boost" of encouragement with great tips to put to work right now. :)

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 10 years ago

    Modish- this is such a sweet, positive and sympathetic post. I LOVE it! Great tips and attitude. I think a lot of etsy shop owners can get so much out of these upbeat and right-on reminders. Yay you! thanks.

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 10 years ago

    I relate to all of those topics! Great suggestions :)

  • LisaFerinDesigns

    LisaFerinDesigns said 10 years ago

    Thanks, I needed that!

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 10 years ago

    Wow, thanks for a great informative article!!

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees said 10 years ago

    Lots of great advice. Love the vintage adding machine by sassboxclassics!

  • beesbureau

    beesbureau said 10 years ago

    So helpful!

  • BowAccessories

    BowAccessories said 10 years ago

    What a 'pick me up' article!

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion said 10 years ago

    wonderful range of advice! thanks!

  • uglypants

    uglypants said 10 years ago

    good advice! Thanks!

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 10 years ago

    Thank you, Jena, for your insightful and inspirational tips!

  • wiredoriginals

    wiredoriginals said 10 years ago

    Modish, how I love thee.

  • evihan

    evihan said 10 years ago

    cool pieces:-))

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 10 years ago

    As a new seller, I will take all the information and advise I can get! I'm going to read and digest this information. Thanks for sharing!!

  • alexkeller

    alexkeller said 10 years ago

    great post, Jena. i've been following your wisdom for a little while now - thanks a bunch


    LUVICTOR said 10 years ago

    AWESOME article !! It's wonderful to read an article that inspires one to take things slow, focus & maintain yourself in specific situations. Happy Days ;)

  • pandawithcookie

    pandawithcookie said 10 years ago

    My psyche has been tolled lately. And yet I feel good today!

  • Isette

    Isette said 10 years ago

    Yay! I love the biz tips :)

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 10 years ago

    great article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • projectspeaklove

    projectspeaklove said 10 years ago

    great tips...i'm choosing to distract myself and read the full articles! thank you.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 10 years ago

    great advice, thanks for sharing!

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 10 years ago

    Good advise that I needed to hear, as a newbie I am often comparing myself to others. Can be very frustrating sometimes...Thanks

  • jorgensenstudio

    jorgensenstudio said 10 years ago

    always good advice from Modish!

  • GlassElements

    GlassElements said 10 years ago

    Awesome tips - thanks for sharing! :)

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 10 years ago

    Good advice. Thanks!

  • PrimaryRedux

    PrimaryRedux said 10 years ago

    good read! thanks.

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 10 years ago

    this is what I needed to read today, thank you!!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 10 years ago

    great tips!! thanks as always =))

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 10 years ago

    Excellent reminders and positive reinforcement! It's so easy to loose perspective. We're not machines.

  • kenjiku

    kenjiku said 10 years ago

    wonderful article! Thanks

  • nomadcraftsetc

    nomadcraftsetc said 10 years ago

    Saying NO is a wonderful reminder! Thanks!

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 10 years ago

    thank you....and well done!

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie said 10 years ago

    I'm going to revisit this advice whenever I start to get all wrapped up in my underwear! I love to convo other Etsy sellers when their wonderful work is highlighted in GREAT Storque articles such as this one. It makes me feel happy and connected, and I usually get a nice reply saying they feel the same. I'm off to tell MadameCupcake how much I like her Seamstress Tape Measure Pouch that appears in the Storque today!

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 10 years ago

    a WONDERFUL article!

  • Floridity

    Floridity said 10 years ago

    very inspirational! great to know i'm not the only one who thinks those things!

  • momochas

    momochas said 10 years ago

    I love Modish tips!. These are very inspirational and wise advices. I´ll try to follow some of them. Thanks a lot Jenna!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 10 years ago

    These are excellent tips!!! Really honest ones that do effect etsy sellers. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • BPyarns

    BPyarns said 10 years ago

    great advice ~ thank you for the article.

  • BlueShoeStudio

    BlueShoeStudio said 10 years ago

    StilettoHeights summed it up for me exactly. Thank you, Etsy, for the collective pep talk.

  • JessicaPoundstone

    JessicaPoundstone said 10 years ago

    Fantastic tips, as usual!

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 10 years ago

    This was a really great article on so many levels...thank you!

  • travellingcircus

    travellingcircus said 10 years ago

    Really fantastic article to bring things back into focus. Thanks so much for posting this one:)

  • gemmawithag

    gemmawithag said 10 years ago

    Great article Etsy, as always! Many thanks for sharing these tips with all of us :)

  • munieca

    munieca said 10 years ago

    great tips!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 10 years ago

    These are FABULOUS tips! Thank you!

  • JAdamsDesigns

    JAdamsDesigns said 10 years ago

    Good one! I needed that! :-)

  • AchAchLiebling

    AchAchLiebling said 10 years ago

    As always, Jena, your advice is both practical and nurturing. Thanks for sharing your insight.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the info. Cute finds.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 10 years ago

    i've been selling online for over 5 years and i can say that these tips really help! great article!!!

  • cowgirlheaven

    cowgirlheaven said 10 years ago


  • modish

    modish said 10 years ago

    Wow, thanks everyone for your kind words! WOW! So glad I could help in anyway. I need to be reminded of all these things too! ;)

  • owlandbunny

    owlandbunny said 10 years ago

    Great article & blog!

  • GinaParnell

    GinaParnell said 10 years ago

    All of it very true.

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 10 years ago

    Always appreciate and enjoy these articles! CHEerS and happy etsy-ing to all!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 10 years ago

    nice article!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 10 years ago

    Great article!

  • Girl216Designs

    Girl216Designs said 10 years ago

    Such great tips, modish! Sometimes we need to be reminded to just breathe.

  • KnitFrekkles

    KnitFrekkles said 10 years ago

    Great article - wise words.

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 10 years ago

    Excellent advice, thank you!

  • VintageinBohemia

    VintageinBohemia said 10 years ago

    Thank you! It was nice to read all that and realize I am not alone in the pressures of my business :)

  • rctees

    rctees said 10 years ago

    WOW, such helpful, much needed words of encouragement and wisdom. Many Thanks!!

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 10 years ago

    this is such a great compilation. Thank you!! xox

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 10 years ago

    good suggestions!

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 10 years ago

    Thank you for this Jena!

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 10 years ago

    Love nice, concise tips! :3 Even reading all the advice out there can feel overwhelming at times!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 10 years ago

    great post!

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 10 years ago

    Thank you. I can relate to each one of these issues.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 10 years ago

    Great advice! I've gotten a lot of good info from Modish Biz Tips. Thanks!

  • Divanni

    Divanni said 10 years ago

    It's nice to take a step back and look at how much has been done and just enjoy it. A reminder we can all use every now and then. Thanks a bunch :)

  • Katlandia

    Katlandia said 10 years ago

    Great advice, especially about dealing with distractions!!

  • louloudo

    louloudo said 10 years ago

    nice advice x

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 10 years ago

    Wow all these advice are right on the money! I think these are all feelings we have at one point or another as Etsy sellers. The one that particularly hits home lately is the one about feeling that I don't measure up, especially when I spend time on Flickr or here and see all these wonderfully talented people and I think "why am I even thinking that I could be in the same pool?" Thank God I go on with my craft and give myself a chance every day anew! Thanks for sharing :)

  • BelleMereBelleFille

    BelleMereBelleFille said 10 years ago

    What an AWESOME surprise to see my pre-war Pinwheel calculator featured in with the 'related items!' What a thrill! Equally thrilling are the fantastic tips on how to keep us Etsy members in equilibrium!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 10 years ago

    This article really hit the nail on the head. Great advice! I have a little cash register like the one in the lead photo from when I was a little girl... only mine's pink!

  • norakaren

    norakaren said 10 years ago

    thanks.always good to receive new advice!

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 10 years ago

    Great information, and that part about the eco, yeah, that's me. I'm always worried my things are good enough, that they look amature compared to others, and why aren't people buying mine! Right at this moment I am going to stop that way of thinking. You're right I am a unique talent and I need to just stick with what I do, someone will notice. Thanks for the advice.

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 10 years ago

    If I could only get my typing skills up to par, lol I meant to say ego!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 10 years ago

    Thank you very much for you sharing, well, I feel myself understood:)

  • SweetGoods

    SweetGoods said 10 years ago

    Great tips.

  • lemonadehandmade

    lemonadehandmade said 10 years ago

    It's always so lovely to hear that others are going through the same trials and tribulations, and the great advice is icing on the cake. Heading over to the blog STAT for a second helping of Biz Tips. Hooray for Modish!

  • BigHelmetHead

    BigHelmetHead said 10 years ago

    Thank you for a wonderful article and helpful advice. I'm feeling much better already by just reading it :)

  • spaceagedesigns

    spaceagedesigns said 10 years ago

    I needed this,- I haven't had any luck with sales and am overwhelmed by advertizing. This could be a new beginning!

  • ThingsUnseen

    ThingsUnseen said 10 years ago

    Great tips and reminder. Thank you for sharing.

  • CocoaBeadDesigns

    CocoaBeadDesigns said 10 years ago

    just what i needed to hear...great advice.

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  • LaLah

    LaLah said 10 years ago

    thank you for all of these articles...SO ENCOURAGING!!! feeling creative right about now.

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 10 years ago

    All great's good to have an objective voice out there! Thanks for this article.

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 10 years ago

    GREAT points on all accounts! Thanks!

  • outtahand

    outtahand said 10 years ago

    great info, it is easy to get discouraged. It helps to see articles on how other etesians feel.

  • soggybottomflats

    soggybottomflats said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing...I think I needed this set of articles today! It is easy to become critical of ones self and to wallow in discouragement. I feel better already!

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 10 years ago

    Plenty of mirror-reflecting reality checks and important issues here that we all need to remember to stay grounded and keep our own creative fires kindled...thank you for such an honest, informative article!

  • 2ReVert

    2ReVert said 10 years ago

    Wonderful article... thank you so much for sharing. Greatly appreciated, 2ReVert

  • betsyandiya

    betsyandiya said 10 years ago

    Jena, YAY!! It's so nice to see your advice on here. You are so inspiring and such a rock star. xoxo!

  • kidacollective

    kidacollective said 10 years ago

    Brilliant advice. And now I've read that, I'm going to get back to the making. ;)

  • vintageavacado

    vintageavacado said 10 years ago

    Fabulous! Love the validation of our own thoughts. Thanks.

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 10 years ago

    Excellent article, thank you!

  • SkylarkVintage

    SkylarkVintage said 10 years ago

    This is a great article- It addresses all my worries! Thanks for the inspiration and advice. ;)

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 10 years ago

    That Jena is a wise one!

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 10 years ago

    Thank you for all the positive advice! We can all use a little positive reinforcement, no matter what the current business environment.

  • TodaysBaby

    TodaysBaby said 10 years ago

    So many things you said are just what I need to hear at this time. I love wisdom. Thanks.

  • LoverlyMiss

    LoverlyMiss said 10 years ago

    So useful! And I am now a follower of Modish Biz Tips blog..

  • Paddywackles

    Paddywackles said 10 years ago

    Great insight! I love her down to earth, positive ideas for dealing with the many things etsy sellers deal with. Everything from the business standpoint to the emotional standpoint as well. Thanks, can't wait to read Modish Biz Tips!

  • Nushkie

    Nushkie said 10 years ago

    I'm exhaling now...thanks!!!!

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 10 years ago

    thanks modish very user friendly advice. i'm going to take some days out for some big time slacking... and then get cracking--- :)

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 10 years ago

    great article...thank you, modish!

  • babinka1981

    babinka1981 said 10 years ago


  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 10 years ago

    thanks for a great informative article!!

  • Wireplusjewelry

    Wireplusjewelry said 10 years ago

    You hit it on the head. It is so easy to take what was fun and relaxing and turn it into a unbearable job. Keep up the wise words of wisdom. We all need to be reminded of what it's all about.

  • eva429

    eva429 said 10 years ago

    Love Love Love!!!

  • GlassCherry

    GlassCherry said 10 years ago

    Really nice article full of encouragement! Thanks.

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 10 years ago

    These posts are just awesome! Esp, the ones about selling your creative inspiration and not measuring up. I SO need these tips. Thanks! :-)

  • moonangelnay

    moonangelnay said 10 years ago

    For a person like myself that constantly gets the concept of time and making it wrong, this is a little gem! I'm still at the start so I'm not as busy as I hope to be so the pointers regarding doing what you enjoy full time are useful to have read in advance! thanks again! xxx

  • replicca

    replicca said 10 years ago

    great tips... learning to say "no" is sooo hard, and multiple "no"'s later they still come with a pile of guilt, but its been the key to my sanity...

  • PawPawsWorkshop

    PawPawsWorkshop said 10 years ago

    Great article

  • shecological

    shecological said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for the positive attitude and the good, clear advice!

  • QuercusSilver

    QuercusSilver said 10 years ago

    I have stepped back, taken a deep breath and smiled at my achievements. Thanks for the fillip(love that word)

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 10 years ago

    Sometimes it is in your better interest to say no...great advice

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 10 years ago

    Lots of great ideas!!

  • tldgrainwear

    tldgrainwear said 10 years ago

    Helpful tips, I'm a newbie around here ... and sometimes I feel a bit like it says on the article but then I try to re-focus and it's ok. Still learning to deal with it but it's great to be a part of this. Luv!

  • Nomsa

    Nomsa said 10 years ago

    Gosh...I can't wait to read all the wonderful tips. Thanks so much for the great resources!!

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 10 years ago

    That Orange-Rust Sears Calculator is too awesome!

  • JustLiv

    JustLiv said 10 years ago

    This is fantastic! Such a great pick me up when I needed it most! Thanks!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 10 years ago

    thanks for the thoughtful tips : )

  • nanasue

    nanasue said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the great article

  • sweetsmilesbaby

    sweetsmilesbaby said 10 years ago

    Great tips. Love that PinWheel calculator, I would feel smarter being able to use that than to be able to calculate in my head.

  • LilSpooks

    LilSpooks said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for this article Modish :) I can relate to everything, especially having only just started selling on Etsy. It's really helped me to keep things in focus and at the same time, knowing that I'm not alone!

  • GoMakeMe

    GoMakeMe said 10 years ago

    Good's exactly what my keeps husband telling me!

  • SecondHandNews

    SecondHandNews said 10 years ago

    Great article - wonderful tips to live by - Thanks

  • amye123

    amye123 said 10 years ago

    Ahhh... Thank You so much. Maybe now I won't feel guilty about actually sitting down to drink my coffee!

  • papercharms

    papercharms said 10 years ago

    Thanks, wonderful advice.

  • newsprout

    newsprout said 10 years ago

    What a nice reminder: to love what you do and to do what you love!

  • jenharruff

    jenharruff said 10 years ago

    Oh, I am so grateful that you posted this blog and that I read it when I needed it most! I was just starting to hit panic mode and feeling like I will never be up to the level of great shops. I still have a long way to go, and there are loads more items I will be working on, but it was so good to be reminded that some perspective is always necessary. Thanks a ton!

  • LushPunk

    LushPunk said 10 years ago

    Wonderful article - I bookmarked some of the links to the blog! Thankyou :D

  • blendastudio

    blendastudio said 10 years ago

    Good solid advise. Thank you :-)

  • wondra

    wondra said 10 years ago

    This was just what I needed to read right now. Thanks. :)

  • TheSparklingCocktail

    TheSparklingCocktail said 10 years ago

    Thank you! really good reminders!

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 10 years ago

    Bookmarking this great info! Thanks heaps! :)

  • GlassTortoise

    GlassTortoise said 10 years ago

    glad to hear I'm not the only one getting discouraged once in while. Good article.

  • ThePaintedPonyEH

    ThePaintedPonyEH said 10 years ago

    I knew that I wasn't alone in my feelings of "inability to measure up", but I had no idea just how many shared shared those feelings. WOW! Thank you for those wonderful words of encouragement! They come at a most needed time!

  • koodelah

    koodelah said 10 years ago

    i am so glad you came into my world!

  • karaskraftykreations

    karaskraftykreations said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the smile!

  • MeadowbelleMarket

    MeadowbelleMarket said 10 years ago

    All of this is so true! I think one might be prone to feeling down about a streak of no-sales, but that time should be used as a welcomed opportunity to re-group, re-energize your creativity, and re-lax!

  • prettynshrink

    prettynshrink said 10 years ago

    Mmmmmmmmmm...that was just the easy going encouragement that I needed!

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations said 10 years ago

    great tips thanks it is very helpful!

  • prettyartzy

    prettyartzy said 10 years ago

    great information - thx

  • anakim

    anakim said 10 years ago

    Great advice - wonderful article. Thanks!

  • HoneyBoo

    HoneyBoo said 10 years ago

    Thank you! Great posts!

  • bellecamicie

    bellecamicie said 10 years ago

    Thank you for posting this. I think this is important for everyone to remember no matter how hard it gets.

  • funtoprint

    funtoprint said 10 years ago

    Great advice! Thanks a lot!

  • dahliacouturejewelry

    dahliacouturejewelry said 10 years ago

    Thank you for this great advice, it very difficult to stay focus and true to your artistic style. So many times I have wanted to change who I am as an artist just because I feel I an not good enough or not confident enough to make a sale. I am new here at etsy so I guess I need to ride it out and be patient with my self and wait for people to see me for who I am as an artist. Reading your article this morning gave new hope to stay focus and most important to be true to my self as an artist. Thank you for your words of wisdom, they are god sent.

  • myJellyBean

    myJellyBean said 10 years ago

    Inspiring!! I will try and keep this info in mind when I get discouraged or think my store is not good enough. I will keep my focus on my craft and do all I can to improve and work on my confidence. Thank you so much!!!

  • junkyjunk

    junkyjunk said 10 years ago

    Great advice! Don't we all know what that's about, getting a little distracted at times...

  • perpetual3

    perpetual3 said 10 years ago

    thank-you. great to step back and take a deep breath. enjoyed reading your articles.

  • SilverNutmegStudio

    SilverNutmegStudio said 10 years ago

    Thanks...I need all the encouragement I can get!

  • cellophaneFlower

    cellophaneFlower said 10 years ago

    Just what I needed to hear. Thank you!

  • ChicInfinity

    ChicInfinity said 10 years ago

    This lifted up my spirits quite a bit.. was becoming discouraged and disheartened but now am going to keep waiting it out and hopefully a sale will come along!

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 10 years ago

    Sooo glad I found this! The blog it leads to looks like it's stalk full of more useful info.

  • japonicas

    japonicas said 10 years ago

    Great tips, thanks so much for your effort!

  • jaroslava

    jaroslava said 10 years ago

    Thank you. Wonderful article. Very useful.

  • mystic2awesome

    mystic2awesome said 10 years ago

    Love the article! It was very informative with lots of feeling and inspiration.

  • KendraRenee

    KendraRenee said 10 years ago

    Great tips to keep things in perspective. Deep breaths...

  • JewelsofSaraswati

    JewelsofSaraswati said 10 years ago

    Awesome advice!

  • lassandaliasdeana

    lassandaliasdeana said 10 years ago

    good information, thanks!! ;)

  • fireflyforge

    fireflyforge said 10 years ago

    I'm so glad to have found you! I'm reading everything after dinner...

  • lovebirdladybird

    lovebirdladybird said 10 years ago

    So much to read but such an abundance of great information! Thank you!

  • heartcity

    heartcity said 10 years ago

    great tips, thanks for sharing!

  • theweddingcontessa

    theweddingcontessa said 10 years ago

    Awesome information! Thanks for taking the time to share your insight and good luck to everyone!

  • SelfAssured

    SelfAssured said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for these positive tips!

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy said 10 years ago

    You rock!

  • EAGems

    EAGems said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the helpful tips here!

  • ToletallyPainted

    ToletallyPainted said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • pearlwedding

    pearlwedding said 10 years ago

    Good tips.

  • battyhead

    battyhead said 10 years ago

    Thank you for so many positive tips, I really needed it:)

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  • kennafoster

    kennafoster said 9 years ago

    Wow! That covers just about every Etsy/business challenge/trouble/issue I think I've had-- THANK YOU for such a great article!!

  • WhimsyBlueShop

    WhimsyBlueShop said 9 years ago

    Thank you for this blog. As a new etsy seller these are all things that have been going through my mind and it has given me an ability to take a second and breathe and really remember why I am doing this in the first place.

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    elisawalshdesigns said 9 years ago

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