Friday, 5 April 2013
Just a quick post today, on a subject I have mentioned before more than once in this blog and one which fellow crafters may well sympathise with. Etsy. I think I have finally decided, all things considered, that I will NOT be opening an Etsy shop.
This decision in the culmination of lots of different issues I have encountered, from plagiarism worries to the legal issues involved in running your own business. One of these issues for example is that legally, Etsy shops should clearly display the address from which they are operating. I note, that many do not do this, but I am a law abider by nature! And I don't feel comfortable putting my address on there for the world to see. Call me old fashioned - I know that there are few secrets in this internet age! But to me that is one step more than I am willing to take at the moment. Besides - I am not allowed to trade from the house I am renting (it's in my contract). Perhaps when I have a house of my very own...
So for now at least, I shall not be making any money on my creations. What are your thoughts about Etsy!?
And to finish, here's a nice Evening picture from my travels last summer to make this post a bit more interesting! Thanks for visiting :)