I made my very first sale in my Etsy Shop yesterday! My very first unsolicited sale to a stranger who’s not buying from me because she knows me!
And I made a whopping $4.00 profit too….
Full time job?? Who needs it???
I is crafty….
What did I sell? Coasters…
For $10.00 bucks, which included the shipping of $5 and cost me about a buck to make. So I promptly made and listed a new set!
All different, cuz I couldn’t decide which paper I liked best!
But they go together in a girly way, and no one will have to worry about the kids getting them dirty cuz I already did that for you ON PURPOSE! You’re welcome!
Also made these this week:
Christmas ornaments! Because I saw a picture on Pinterest months ago and found these old wood spools in one of my sewing boxes the other day and I was bored!
So I listed them in the shop too, cuz it’s never too early to buy Christmas ornaments right??
So, here’s my financial breakdown for the shop so far:
- Listing fees: $4.20 (which run for 3 months at .20 cents per listing)
- Business cards and address labels: $45.00 (which at this rate I’ll NEVER have to re-order)
- Sales: $10.00, for a profit of $4.00
- My shop has cost me $45.20 so far….
I’m going with the old adage “You have to spend money to make money”…Said by some old fart with a JOB to support his new shop which costs more than it makes…
To which I say “THANK YOU HONEY!!” for supporting me and my shop!
Tonight our Peanut is spending the night with us so that tomorrow she and I can leave the house really early to go check out an outdoor art exhibit in Spearfish with a friend, going early to try and beat the triple digit heat wave we’re having. While it got off to a slow start, this is without a doubt the hottest summer we’ve had in the 7 years we’ve lived in South Dakota. I’m not a fan…
A week from today we’ll be heading to Washington State to see the kiddos!