I have finally opened a craft shop on Etsy! ... and as the little image there says... NOW WHAT?
I've been keeping a small "notes & ideas" book with all the brain storming about this shop for the past couple of months. Actually, it's been more than a couple of months. I had intended to open up in January 2014 but then lost interest. Then I got the urge to open up again later on and I had second thoughts. And again in January 2015 but then my left thumb got messed up with arthritis and stiffness and I was about to give up. So I did the only thing that made sense to me....
I PRAYED ABOUT IT.
I took my concerns to God in prayer and asked:
- Should I open a shop?
- Can I handle it?
- What should I sell?
- What if my hands hurt too much to make anything?
- What if it barely sees any sales?
- What if it fails?
- Yes, I should open a shop.
- Yes, I can handle it.
- Sell items I make that will bring people joy like the Annual Family Christmas Ornaments bring joy to my family.
- Trust your hands to Me.
- One item is a sale that can lead to two.
- Believe it will succeed!!
So, having the answers to my prayers, and my left thumb is still feeling a whole lot better though my left pinky finger has barely any feeling in it (pinched nerve), I'm getting that creative feeling coming over me again.
I love that feeling!!!
I still have to get some business cards printed up and a couple of buttons or magnets to mail out to friends & family members for the "official announcement" with how to find and purchase items in the shop.