10 TIPS from two successful sellers to inspire you
They are both successful Etsy sellers, each in her own field; Liza designs fashion accessories (jewelry and sandals) at LizasLittleThings and Linda designs beautiful wall décor prints at Demeraki.
Their job is often demanding, but they see it as a blessing. They are both grateful for the opportunity Etsy gives them to earn their living by doing what they love the most.
Read on to discover how they managed to make their dream come true, and the valuable advice and tips they give to aspiring and to new Etsy sellers.
LINDA – “I had done several jobs in the past which I didn’t find interesting at all. The economic crisis made things worse; work was scarce and I kept asking myself what I was going to do. Being unemployed for some time, I decided to learn Photoshop and took Creative BizLab’s programs. I started selling my posters on Etsy in 2015. Now I have a steady income and I couldn’t be happier.”
LIZA – “Ever since I was little, I loved making things with my hands. I would alter my friends’ clothes and mine or make my own jewelry. When I started looking for a job, after graduation, I was very lucky. I got a job in a wedding & christening planner company where I was a part of the creative team. This helped me enhance my creative skills even further.
At the same time, at the end of 2012, I decided to quit my job and move to Ireland for personal reasons. When I resigned, there was a back-up plan at the back of my mind; to sell the jewelry and sandals I made on Etsy full-time.”
Their tips and advice…
❤ 10. Above all, keep telling yourself:
“If others can do it, I can do it too!” ❤
…and a final (happy) note on their Etsy Business
Linda - “It’s worth all the effort and late-night work and all the sacrifices you make. I feel that I have taken my life in my own hands now and I’m proud of it!”
Lisa - “There are times, especially before summer and big holidays that I may have to work 12 hours a day to deliver every order on time. But the effort is worth 100%. Etsy redefined my way of life. My hard work is nothing compared to the rewards it has offered me.”