Monday, August 12, 2013

business ideas

I met with a friend this morning who told me she just signed up as a home-based consultant for a well-known multi-level-marketing company. I wish her all the best, but I know that kind of selling just isn't for me. I've been there, done that, and pretty much I made zero money out of selling some else's products.

However, I'm toying with the idea of starting an Etsy shop. I like crochet, making toys and other crafts, as well as useful things like headbands, potholders, washcloths, etc. I spend a lot of time on it, and it's a really fun hobby. Others have turned it into a business, so why can't I? I even went so far as to pick out a shop name.... but didn't fill in any of the other details yet. I'll need to build up my stash of finished craft projects first, and take some more pictures, before I'm really ready to sell. But stay tuned! You might see my Etsy shop "grand opening" in a few months.

If any of you out there have some tips for selling online/starting your own business, please share them in your comments. I'd love to hear from you :)