Yes you read that correctly. A few months ago I started an Etsy shop named The Cozywood Life where I sell pillow covers and wood decor items. I’ve been keeping it mostly to myself because I wanted to see if I could actually do it before I announced it and because I don’t like failing, especially in front of people. But now I’m ready to tell whoever wants to hear about my shop.
I first thought about starting an Etsy shop in January 2014. While I was excited about it, I was also very scared, so instead I started this blog in April 2014 and also kept that to myself for a while. The idea entered my head again this January. I’m seeing a theme of new years and new adventures. This year I decided to try it, even though I was scared. Chris convinced me that the worst thing that could happen is it didn’t work and I spent some money that I wouldn’t get back. Plus I would learn some valuable life lessons.
So in March I opened my shop and listed one item. And then I did nothing. April and May were really busy at work and the fear of getting orders and not being able to fulfill them in time took control. With one of my part time jobs ending in May, Chris agreed to give me the summer to focus on getting my Etsy shop up and running before I figured out my next work venture.
So starting June 1 I jumped in and have been making progress ever since. I was so excited to see my first sale after trying for 9 days. I know that is not normal for many Etsy sellers so I was thrilled. Over time as I have added more items I have slowly gotten more sales. I am please with how things are going so far and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
I’m also thankful for God’s timing. If I would have started this shop a year earlier, things would have looked very different, but I’m excited where things are now.
So how can you help support my shop? In many ways that would make me feel very appreciated and loved.
- Tell people about it. Share this post or tell someone you know who might like what I am selling. I will even send you some of my business cards if you want 🙂
- If you are interested in what I am doing, you can follow my Facebook page, my Instagram account, and my Pinterest page. While they are just starting out, they will grow and I would love your support and interaction with them.
- Sign up for my newsletter. Don’t worry, I won’t bombard you with a bagillion emails. This is to hear about exclusive offers, new products, and exciting things that are happening (one will be coming in a few weeks for Labor Day).
- Prayer and encouragement! I can never get enough and I am so grateful for anyone who is willing to support me.
Thank you so much for reading about my new adventure! If you are interested in buying anything yourself, please use the coupon code CWLFRIENDS20 so you can receive 20% off through this Sunday, August 23rd. And feel free to share that code with others! Let me know if you have any questions! I would be happy to answer them 🙂
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