Do you own a handmade business? How would you even know if you did? Let examine a few ways to be sure…
1. You want to live near the post office.
When looking for a new apartment or house, post office proximity is important. This saves you time and gas money because you won’t have to go as far to drop off your online orders. So before signing any paperwork for your new abode, you will always do a quick online search for the closest USPS, UPS, and Fedex locations.
2. Shipping labels make you happy.
You could talk about printing shipping labels all day! There’s nothing better than saving time and money, so you were elated when you discovered how easy it is to print postage online. Now you love telling fellow online sellers (and also complete strangers) how amazing they are, much to the dismay of your friends and family.
3. Everything is a potential craft show display.
Once you start selling at craft shows, every object can become a part of your display. Random things like miniature frying pans, vintage plates, and wine crates now take center stage in your booth. You’ll even raid your childhood bedroom for potential decorations and stands for your next craft show.
4. Family and friends = booth helpers.
You recruit your close friends and relatives to help you set up and sell at craft shows. Having an extra booth helper is great if you need to run to the restroom or grab a bite to eat. They don’t have to know much about jewelry, soap, or whatever you are selling- you’ll be back in five minutes! Twenty-five minutes later you’ll return and they’ll look bewildered.
5. You hear phantom Etsy cha-chings.
Did you just hear that wonderful cash register noise that indicates a sale on Etsy? Maybe, but when you check your smartphone it was all your imagination. You also freak out when you miss the cha-ching sound, especially if it’s because your phone was on vibrate instead of ring. Maybe next time, Etsy seller.
What other humorous things have you noticed about owning a handmade business?
- Five Easy (and Fast) Ways to Improve Your Etsy Shop - February 10, 2018
- Pricing Your Handmade Goods for Craft Shows - October 13, 2017
- 5 Unexpected Items to Use in a Craft Show Display - September 21, 2017