April 1st marks one year since starting up my Etsy account!
I'm so glad one of my high school friends told me about it and encouraged me to sell things through this website. In the last year, I've made $1,709 on things I've sewn and sold, and $1,227 of it came from sells on Etsy (subtract some of this for shipping costs and minimal etsy charges). I've sold to Colorado, Michigan, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, California, Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia.It has really been a fun low-effort hobby! I've still been trying to figure out over the last year if I want to specialize in something. This year has been all about getting rid of clothes I made in high school and I don't wear anymore, clothes I've made recently and didn't want to wear more than once, or making random orders that others have requested--pirate coats, pioneer dresses, prom dresses. I think I could do a lot better if I specialized into a few things generic and non-measurement specific. Of course, Jason, being the businessman, tells me everyday how I could sell more and make more money :) We'll see, I may find myself with loooots of time on my hands this summer. Give me any suggestions you've got!