What are you worth?
We go live tomorrow and things are exciting. There is a lot into opening an online shop (as most of us know) but there are some things that are more stressful than others. For me, it’s pricing and shipping. I know that I want a fair price for my goods. Fair for my work and fair for my clients so that I am being competitive in a very tough market. I’ve been spending a lot of time just trying to mathematically figure out how much my products are worth. After spending 2 hours doing math, I realized there is a much simpler way of doing it. Compare and contrast. I looked at a bunch of other etsy sellers (whom had similar products to mine) and evaluated their shop. What did I admire and what do I do differently that may make my product more valuable.
Having experience as a manager in a high volume, customer service-driven business, I learned how to survive. And one of the major techniques I learned and coined “copy and modify.” We all do it. We’ve been doing it for centuries. It makes you ask yourself: “What do I do? Who does it better? How can I do what they do better?”
I’ll keep this brief. I am just gonna finish up the store tomorrow and hopefully it should be up and running around noon (pacific standard time). Check back later for new updates.