Well, I went and did it. I just jumped in and opened on Etsy Store. Truthfully I was not really ready to open but in order to edit my policy pages and about me pages and whatnot I had to list an item. So I did. And I am glad I did it.
I realize now that if I waited until I had everything just right I would never open the store. It was really just a mistake that caused me to open it. When I was signing up I hit the wrong button. I clicked Open a Store instead of create a store.
Who knew that would make a difference. I didn’t but I sure found out. With create a store you are allowed to fiddle around with the settings and create policy pages and about me pages and all the goodies before you actually list an item.
Choosing open a store means you go right into creating a listing. This was one of those meant to be mistakes that has helped me to get over the fear and just go for it.
Right at the moment I just have photography listed but now that the store is actually live and open it is forcing me to get off my ass and get back to painting so I can add paintings as well.
ALso on tap are possibly some sculptures made from driftwood and some sort of soda can art. I am still trying to figure out how to work with those two items but I am having fun doing it.
I know the store will grow as I grow and learn more and I am grateful for that. I am excited about opening it even though I do have the butterflies in my tummy since I wasn’t really prepared for it, but I know it is all playing out the way it is written.
Bare with me as I navigate the beginning of this next chapter in my story. It is bound to be an exciting adventure and I certainly hope a lucrative one too.