Hey, everyone! Exciting news! As the title of this post says, as of this morning, I am now the proud owner of my very own Etsy shop! *throws confetti and lets out a nervous scream*
It’s called The FoppishFox (a name I’m pretty proud of, I must admit ^_^). And before you ask, yes, it is named after Lysander. XD You may notice that the icon matches my site icon as well. I really want people to associate Lysander’s silhouette with my author/brand image (even if they don’t know who it is) and hopefully having an Etsy store will help with that. I mean, Lyse’s profile is pretty recognizable, don’t you think? 😛
What do I sell? Just stickers, for now. I really love collecting and displaying stickers, and it recently occurred to me that it might be fun to try my hand at making some as well. And somehow…making stickers turned into selling them? =P Idk. I don’t know how long this will last, but I thought it would be a fun experiment in the meantime, if only to give me a better understanding of how to manage branding and sales and all that for the future.
Right now, I have seven different sticker designs available, with more coming soon. Every sticker was designed and printed personally by me. (It’s been…quite a frustrating week as I attempt to negotiate with my printer for suitable prints. *unhinged smile* I also cut all my stickers by hand, which has been far more exhausting than I was anticipating, so there may be a Cricut in my future if this venture is successful.)
As for marketing, I’m really just going to be advertising my products on my website, so please feel free to spread the word about my shop to anyone you think might be interested in my products! I’d be really grateful! I’m not on social media and don’t have any plans to be soon. (If I ever do join a social platform, it’ll probably be Instagram or Twitter, but honestly, social media stresses me out, so I’m putting it off as long as I can. XD)
Overall, this is pretty new territory for me, and I’m both excited and terrified. XD To anyone out there who has experience with running an Etsy shop, I’d be grateful for any tips and tricks you have to offer! I’d also love to hear any ideas for more sticker designs if y’all can think of anything! If I use your idea, I’ll be sure to credit you in the listing description. 🙂
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to check out TheFoppishFox on Etsy! ❤
(P.S., Do any of y’all own a Cricut? What all can it do? Is it easy to use? Would you recommend it for sticker-making?)