Saturday, 27 June 2020

Setting up a small biz on Etsy

Some of you may know, recently I set up my own Etsy store, called 3 Girls Mummy Designs after my blog 3 Girls Mummy. My shop is all about printable designs that I have created, including prints for weddings, nurseries and more.


If you’re looking to set up your own shop, please use my referral link and we could both benefit from some free listings! 

 

I am so excited to share with you this business venture I have created during lockdown! Therefore as a new business, I would love to share some of the things I discovered along the way, as well as why I picked Etsy. 

 

What is Etsy?

Etsy is a platform similar to eBay but for creative sellers to make, craft and create their own items and sell them on the site. Made up of different categories the site offers jewellery, toys, art, vintage items and plenty of homeware items. Usually buying on Etsy means buying from a small business and also lots of items on the site have been designed or handcrafted by an individual making the item unique.  

Why Etsy?

Etsy is great for sellers who are looking to sell prints so I decided to go with it, although there are lots of other sellers providing different prints, it’s great to be able to be on the site to get my work shown. As a brand new business starting up into the unknown seems a bit scary, however, I am glad I did as I’ve made sales already. 

 



Using mockups 

One of the coolest things I’ve learnt about displaying my designs is to use mockups. Which are essentially images with a blank place to add your own design, you can get them of photo frames, wood, bottles and lots more. By using mockups to display your design on Etsy it stands out and looks more professional to a potential buyer.  

 

What does the future hold for 3 Girls Mummy Designs? 

Creating downloadable items is an ideal way for items to be received quickly and they can be used right away. However, that isn’t to say in the future, venturing out into framing my products isn’t on my mind. Using a company such as Lil Packaging to buy eco-friendly packaging has given me some ideas if I ever did decide to branch out into sending out physical items. 

 

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