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Closing up shop on Etsy
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Well, it is getting to be that time.....
I have never really used Etsy to generate direct sales though that was the intent in the beginning.... After a while I figured out my style just doesn't sell all that well on here and the small print market is not enough for me to change it plus that would be "work" vs passion. Anyway, I stayed on here because it has lead to quite a few indirect sales and art shows and a couple gallery hangings..... Plus, I sold just enough on here where it didn't cost me any money, just time.
I am using my GI Bill and going back to school in the fall and will simply not have that extra time anymore. From a money/time-spent ratio I just cannot afford to stay on Etsy. I have set up my FAA shop and promoted it enough to generate a nice passive income while I am in school the next three years so I will still have a presence in the art world and am going to explore some galleries in NYC while I am in school....
It has been wonderful getting to know everyone and I will still drop in now and then I am just not going to renew anything when it expires....
Posted at 10:45 pm May 22, 2012 EDT
Hey JC, I'm late to the party, but want to add my well wishes and a heartfelt thank you for your service to our country! I will miss your humorous advice and your tell it like it is approach.
It's been a pleasure getting to know you here on POE. Take care, Kathie
Posted at 9:26 pm Jun 2, 2012 EDT
It is indeed a big loss to Etsy, but I completely understand. I wish you all the best in the future and hope to hear great things from you in the future. The we can all say, "I remember him from Etsy".
Thank you for everything you have contributed.
Posted at 9:38 pm Jun 2, 2012 EDT
Just came upon this. JC!! You will be sorely missed, but intend to spend more time on FAA, so will see you there.
Mega huge congrats on Law School. Am so impressed. Multi-talented and smart to boot. We can all hire you when we have troubles.
But I don't blame you on leaving etsy.
Posted at 5:00 pm Jun 4, 2012 EDT
Your advise and images have been an awesome inspiration. We will miss you here on Etsy. Congrats.. on going back to school. I just graduated last spring and I can tell you, it was an very interesting thing to do.... going back as an adult learner. I did much better as an old person than I did when I was young. Good luck and I will keep looking for you on FAA. I LOVE your images. SE
Posted at 10:11 pm Jun 4, 2012 EDT