For some time now I have had customers, especially repeat customers, ask when I was going to open an Etsy shop. I was reluctant to do so since it seemed like a lot of hassle and I already have a steady stream of custom orders just from word of mouth. Well last night I took the plunge and started a shop! Right now it’s just a few items but I plan to add more in the coming weeks.
Check out my shop and favorite it so you can see the updates and added items!
Also I have an Instagram page you should follow! I will have coupon codes and giveaways in the upcoming weeks that I will be posting there.
Hope everyone will check it out. Happy knitting.
Here are a couple links to various places I can be found knitting and talking about knitting…
Facebook: Purls just wanna have fun
Those of you that sell your items, what is your method? Do you have an Etsy store? Do you have a facebook page? A corner shelf in a local shop?
Right now I am strictly word of mouth. I do minimal advertising. I will post on my facebook things like “I have 3 spots left” but that is about it. I also like to keep it around 7 or less orders per month. I also take orders usually a month or two in advance so I am not rushed.
I don’t want my love of knitting to become work. I don’t like to be stressed when I knit and I think having more orders or a store would be very stressful. I like having time to knit for fun and not just knit for profit.
So what are everywhere else’s opinions?
I am sitting here sewing my labels onto my hand knits and realized that these are some of the best labels I have ever used. Great quality, sturdy, doesn’t fray. I just adore these.
I found them in Etsy by Mountian Street arts. They did not tell me to write this or offer me anything to give them praise. I just know good quality when I find it and wanted to share. Here is a link to her store. I am in the process of trying to pick out my next order.