Running an online shop has been a lot of fun. We've been able to do a lot of collaboration, and meet a ton of fun people. We've learned a lot this year through the shop, and we're so glad we finally launched it after months of planning and dreaming! Through it we've also been able to encourage friends of ours to open their own shops, which has been so exciting to see. We're big fans of the whole "follow your dream," approach to business, so we always encourage our friends to "just go for it!" when they're telling us about their dream to open a cafe, start a band, or make excellent soap.
Starting October 12, Etsy is running a 30 day challenge, they really want to encourage artisans and creatives to open their own Etsy shop. They are offering the first 20 listings free if you sign up here!
It's a really exciting program they're running where they have mentors and help to guide you through the process of launching your own shop! If you're a bit uncertain or have been sitting on an idea for a while, this is a great opportunity to just go for it, make it happen! You'll have a ton of support and encouragement!
We'd love to know if you're going to be involved, and we'd love to see your Etsy shop if you have one! Comment below with the link, and sign up here for the 30 Day Challenge.