You’ve heard us say it time and time again: your photos matter, so make them good! However, taking great photos for your Etsy shop can be a frustrating endeavor. Especially if you’re not a photographer.
Are you new to this whole Etsy shop thing? Or maybe you’re still thinking about it? Either way, you’re here now and we’ve got some words of wisdom for you. I assembled our Marmalead team (minus Kevz because he just got married so we’re excited he’s off celebrating!) and had them all come up with a few tips just for you newbies out there! We’re excited you’re here and that you’ve started (or are thinking about starting) your own Etsy shop.
As Etsy sellers, small business creatives, crafters, and makers, we know you’re familiar with the spring/summer slump. You probably see it coming from a mile away. It’s probably the slow down you knew was up ahead and have dreaded for months. As we’ve mentioned before, we want to keep our customers positive when the tendency would be to slip into negativity. At Marmalead, we understand the ebb and flow of Etsy sales because we experience this right along with you. The thoughts creep in when you wonder if things will EVER pick back up again. Social media forums are suddenly filled with words and comments that are anything but encouraging.
Here’s the deal: working for yourself isn’t easy. Some days it can be extremely difficult. As small business creatives, crafters, and makers, it can be easy to allow yourself to fall into a slump both mentally and physically. Constantly coming up with a fresh spin on your products while maintaining boundaries with how much you work can be hard to figure out. On top of all this, negativity often sneaks in. And negativity is SO sneaky. Learning how to fight negativity can also be tricky.