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    10 Stages Of Owning A Shop On Etsy

    All the blood, sweat, and glitter.

    1. You head out to the best place on Earth (AKA the craft store),

    pick up a few absolutely vital supplies,

    and then get to work making your items.

    2. When you're finished creating, you take a million pictures until you get the PERFECT one for a front page treasury.

    3. You start listing your items,

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    and then everyone on the forums tells you to improve your SEO and you're all like,

    but you keep improving your listings until everything is perfect.

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    4. You promote your beautifully crafted listings on social media,

    and you talk up your shop to everyone you meet until they're all,

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    and you psych yourself up for all the sales to start rolling in.

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    5. You keep checking your phone for a cha-ching,

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    until you're all,

    so you start refreshing your shop stats every 30 seconds until you realize,

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    6. When you FINALLY get a sale you're like,

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    and then you're like,

    7. Then you wrap it all up, mail it out, and

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    and start waiting for customer feedback.

    8. When you get a (hopefully) rare piece of negative feedback, you're all,


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    until you send a convo to your customer and are all like,

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    and stay professional so that it will all work out and you won't have to send a refund.

    9. But when you get a five star feedback because your customer was all,

    you know all your hard work was worth it.

    10. Some days you have a million orders that all need to go out tomorrow and you're all like,

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    and some days you have dry spells,

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    but ultimately, you love your Etsy shop because you know there's nothing better than being your own boss.

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