Hi !! (∩w∩)/ *waves* So Christmas is around the corner but first Thanksgiving ! As some of you know I am physically disabled and do not work nor receiving any financial assistance. But many of my close friends tell me that my CR8TiV talents are money worthy and suggests I sell my handmade things. I have had a few of you ask me if I have an Etsy shop to buy my clay creations or to request a custom order. I do take custom orders via private messaging through my email.
I always dreamed to have a successful shop to sell my own creations like many CR8TiV Artists I follow on Facebook who are very successful selling their items. But the only thing about Etsy is they take a percent of your sales profit. I’m not saying I’m greedy but I put in the time, effort, and hard work into my CR8TiV creations that I feel I deserve 100% of the sales profits. In order to get 100% of the sales profits I’d need to create a website with a shop that people can use PayPal to purchase with. Kinda wish that WordPress allows you to open a shop through your own blog page since this is kinda my website.
In all honesty I don’t think I’m really ready for mass sale orders. I haven’t perfected secure packaging of my polymer clay items, yet and I don’t really have a dedicated crafting area where I can constantly create inventory to post up on the shop. Please, feel free to comment below if you have suggestions on how to securely package polymer clay items and prevent them from breaking during the shipping process. A few previous custom orders I shipped arrived broken even with the use of bubble wrap, cotton balls, newspaper, etc.
There’s a lot to be done before I can open a shop online. At the moment I’m mainly selling privately via email and in person. For example I was quite busy with Paracord bracelet orders from my husband’s co-workers. Every order I receive get’s a *FREE* Surprise gift and sometimes the surprise gift can value more than the custom ordered item. But I was curious if I should try to make my 1st attempt at selling my craft creations to earn some Christmas spending money. I have a decent amount of Christmas themed polymer clay sculptures that I can post up for the Holidays. What do you think ? Would you be interested in purchasing something I made whether it’s a Polymer Clay thing or a handrawn print ?? Comment below whether you would shop if I opened up a Etsy shop.