Thursday, January 14, 2010

Big News!

I know I have been talking about doing it forever and well it's just taken me a little bit longer than expected. That being said, this week I finally buckled down and drum roll please......

I set up my Pay Pal account and my ETSY shop!
Yep, you heard right. I finally made my policies, shipping requirements, profile, etc. for my Etsy shop and even listed one item for sale! But I quickly made the listing inactive due to my pay pal account having to wait for verification. I didn't think it would be good if I actually got a sale and my pay pal account isn't even activated :)
So I guess I might go ahead and say that there might be a few changes to how I sell on my blog! Pay Pal will now allow me to send anyone who has ordered items an invoice via email where they can select to pay with either a pay pal account or a debit card or a credit card! Which I believe will make alot of customers very happy! (I know sending a check is a pain and I apologize for just now getting all this set up)
Anyway, I am very excited for my new venture on ETSY... and I will even admit I am SCARED to death of it too! I guess I just need to become familiar with the site and how the whole process works when I am the one making the sale and not the one purchasing something :)
So if everyone could just say a quick prayer that this new journey is an easy transition/good decision for me, I would greatly appreciate it!
And you may ask why I am a little scared of selling "online", well let me explain.....
Mainly it is because I have come to realize that while I work a full time job my little fun side business has actually started to flourish and is becoming almost a full time second job!
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE that this is happening and it's something that I have prayed for, but sometimes I do get stressed out a bit. When I realize that I have numerous orders to make and a new audit program to develop (remember that I am a nerdy Internal Auditor) I get a little bit overwhelmed. Because first and for most my full time day job pays for my wonderful little side business!
So for right now I have to endure the long days, long nights and sometimes stuck in my sewing room weekends, in order to hopefully one day be able to be a stay at home mommy with my kiddos! Yep, that is the goal that I have set for myself and now I just hope that all this hard work will allow me to obtain it!
So after reading all this, I ask everyone to please be patient with me when ordering. I try my best to accommodate all requests to have the items by a certain date and truthfully I think I have always been able to do so, so far. (knock on wood)
I just want everyone to know that I am working as fast as I can and if your item takes a little bit longer to make, I promise I am working whenever possible and it will be finished as soon as it can be :)
Now with all that being said, please view my ETSY shop here!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Tatum!!! Now I can give my friends the link to your Etsy shop :)
    For the journey that is ahead of you and with the careful planning you have been doing with your business, I couldn't help but share with you this bible verse. "Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established." Proverbs 4:26




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