I am an Etsy shop owner.
When I first opened my Etsy shop my goal was to make a line of gifts, cards, magnets, stickers and wall art for MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY AND WELLNESS.
I thought… there is not much out there that I am aware of–not many cards or gifts specifically for people with mental health and who are in mental health recovery.
I thought… I know what have helped me the MANY times I was battling severe mental health SEASONS of my life for over two decades. I know what would have helped me.
I thought… some people want to help and are thinking of you, but they just don’t know what to say. So, the say nothing and that hurts.
I thought… a card or magnet could say what others couldn’t or didn’t know how.
I thought… I need to help others show their love and HELP others heal and feel better with a card or a magnet.
So, in the beginning my main goal was to create new art and adapt my old art with quotes, sayings and heartfelt words etc.
But then… the Corona Virus hit.
Etsy asked people to make masks on Etsy.
This was a no brainer. I could sew. So, I had to put my goal for my Etsy shop in my back pocket for later and in April began making masks nonstop and selling them both locally and on Etsy. I made enough money that I did not have to work at a part-time job to supplement my SSDI. Mask making became my job. In fact, masks were in such high demand I had to close my shop a few times to slow down business so I could catch up and so I would not go over my allowed SSDI income amount. It was unbelievable.
I loved being my own boss and don’t want to ever get a part-time job again. So, I am working diligently to create, make and sell new products.
I LOVE being my own boss.
I can go to work whenever I want. (Oh wait, I am always there.) I can stay up late to work as I tend to be a night owl and always have been, If I stay up too late I can sleep in. This is awesome because sleep has always been an issue for me and this helps greatly.
The best part is I am available to visit and help take care of my beautiful grandbaby whenever they need me.
I would like you to meet my gorgeous baby girl, my granddaughter, my heart, my miracle, my life…
Leora Bravely who will be one year old on August 3rd. I am beyond blessed to be alive to participate in her life and love her up. I almost missed this. Proof how life will get better. Just hold on and keep fighting. Suicide is not an option. Oops. Back to the topic. Sorry, I do digress.
I am available for my adult children whenever they need me or just want to visit or talk.
The mask business has slowed down, so now I am trying to create, make and sell other products.
I am attempting to learn SEO and how to get to the top of search engine searches on Etsy and Google searches. It is a slow and difficult task so far.
If anyone knows about this and other ways to sell and market online please share. I will be most grateful and appreciative.
Please visit my Etsy shop here:
This is my shop banner:
I apologize ahead of time if the following information is confusing.
I am learning how to add items for sale as I go.
These are some of my products I sell on my shop. I have many many more fabric choices:
MASKS — $12.95
MASKS AND MATCHING SCRUNCHIES — $15.95 for the matching set
SCRUNCHIES — $3.00 — varies with type and size
POCKET ZIPPER SCRUNCHIES–$4.00 (holds & hides keys, money, lip or chapstick etc.)
PLASTIC BAG HOLDER DISPENSERS — $12.00 (a decorative where to hide and organize your plastic shopping bags)
Please visit my Etsy shop here:
GIFT CARDS, STICKERS, MAGNETS, WALL ART: Currently $3.00 for downloadable digital prints
MY COLOR PENCIL DRAWING WITH QUOTE — CAN PERSONALIZE QUOTE
MY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH OR WITHOUT QUOTE
CUSTOMIZED DRAWINGS — GIVE ME A PHOTO and I create something like this…
I will continue to add more products:
- Next adding head bands– matching headbands for babies and Mommys.
- gift cards – for mental health
- stickers and magnets – for mental health
- wall art and quotes – for mental health
- I WILL ALSO BE SELLING CUSTOMIZED PENCIL DRAWINGS/SKETCHES OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, PETS etc.
I hope you will visit soon. Please visit and then check back as I keep adding more items.
This is from my mental health line of products and can be used as a gift card, magnet, sticker or small wall art. I am working on creating more of this type of product.
Sorry the image is fuzzy but is not when ordering.
Please let me know if you think it is a good idea. What would you like to see??? Please share. (the image is fuzzy–sorry)
Please visit my Etsy shop here: Signs of Hope and More
I apologize if this is confusing as I am learning as I go.
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