Finally a little taste of fall has arrived with lows dipping into the mid to upper 60’s. It has been so wonderful to be able to turn off the air conditioner and enjoy a couple of hours of fresh air and sit outside for a few minutes a day without feeling like the sun is trying to broil my skin.
Between the summer heat and almost daily migraines everything has been slow going. So many days I have opened my laptop with the intention of writing a short blog, creating a digital pack for Etsy, or making a book for KDP and within a few minutes found myself opening up a simple game or even closing my laptop so I could curl up and pray that my migraine would go away.
Sadly, as much as I would like to be one of those miracle one day wonders who open a their shop and within weeks are earning hundreds and then thousands of dollars, that is not going to be my experience. As much as I would like to take off like a rocket, I have to settle for the slow and steady march of a tortoise or even the slow crawl of a snail.
The good news is that slow but steady has resulted in my first 10 sales on Etsy! The bad news is that 10 sales over 3-4 months is certainly a million miles short of making a living. But at least it is a start. Like the saying of old that the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, so my journey to financial independence has to start with making my first dollar. And while I wish that I could reach my goal of self-sufficiency sooner, it is amazing how good it feels each time I see that occasional lonesome sale.
My journey is still to new to speak about the pros and cons of creating an Etsy shop, the best SEO strategies, and such. But I can tell you that there is something quite wonderful about knowing that you have made a product that someone felt was worth spending some of their hard earned money on. And the satisfaction of those few, hard won pennies is hard to beat.
If you are considering starting your own Etsy journey, you can use this link to get 40 free listing for your shop.
Also, here is a link to one of the handful of projects that I managed to get done over the past couple of weeks. It is a fun Who Am I Bible game with 20 quiz questions.
Who Am I Bible Learning Game with 20 Bonus Bible Quiz Questions, Religious Activity Pack, Digital Download, Christian Printable
If you want to check out this Bible learning pack, click here.