“There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – C.J. Walker
I admit, I can get a bit obsessive at times. I come up with an idea and get buried in the details of how to bring it to life. I keep my nose to the grindstone and my head fully buried in the sand, unaware of the outside world. I don’t answer my phone or write back to emails, but just sit with my idea for days on end. That’s how I’ve been this past week: holed up in my room diligently producing sugar flowers.
I needed a break from baking and thought that starting with an Etsy shop of my sugar work would be a good first step on my way to creating a website. However, it’s a bit more work than I thought, with trying to figure out how long it takes me to make different flowers, how to set prices, figuring out shipping, etc. It can feel like a whirlwind of never-ending questions, but I guess that’s the nature of these things.
Fast forward to today and at least I’ve got a beautiful ‘garden’ to show for all my hard work. I suppose, as with most things, it’s better to just jump into creating a shop and figure out the rest of the details as things progress. You can’t expect everything to be perfect from the get-go and it’s better than staying stagnant.
Has anyone else opened an Etsy shop? Any advice?