Lately, I’ve been facing all kinds of challenges and dilemmas with my store as I’m exploring options for a brick-and-mortar establishment, so I know that it can be kind of frustrating at times to try and create a balance between life, work (if maintaining your Etsy store isn’t your only job), creating (for those of you that are handmade artists), EEWIL responsibilities, blogging, your Etsy store…the list goes on. This is especially true if, like me, you’re the only Etsyan in your “real world” social circle.
So, I thought I’d just set up a post here on the blog that can be an open forum for you to talk about your challenges, frustrations, conundrums, and the like. Hopefully we’ll have a lot of interaction with this topic, and we can all help each other figure out solutions. We have close to 200 members, all with different levels of Etsy experience, which means that we have a large pool of advice at our fingertips; if you’re stuck with something, that resource! Post here and ask questions — chances are, there’s somebody on our team who can help you figure it out. Use the forums on our Facebook page discussion boards and on our Etsy Team discussion board, too. The more places you ask, the more likely you are to find some assistance.
Whatever you do, don’t go it alone.
Frustration can lead to burnout, and that’s not good for you or your store. Check in with your cyberfriends, and let us help you get back on track!
Until next time,
Happy Etsying and Loads of EEWIL ♥!