I Have Opened An Etsy Shop!

Being a poor student, who has only made £3.92 from AdSense in 3 months, I thought I needed a new way to make some money. Then I had an idea… why not open an Etsy shop selling my photography! I have been planning this for a while now so thought I’d share with you how I have set up my shop.

Business cards

Everyone takes you seriously when you have a business card, right? These gorgeous cards were designed by Shoumuos who runs the Etsy shop Sunzdid. She specializes in business branding, custom portraits and prints and is the most loveliest person. Click here to check out her blog / Instagram / Facebook.

Also: You can get 15% off with your order using the code BEXA15 valid until 3 June 2018. 

The products

I have worked with Printiki previously on my Greece Travel Scrapbook and Thailand Travel Scrapbook so I knew where buy good quality prints. Easy. The frames were a little harder to track down but eventually I found the perfect ones. Ta da! There are currently two items in my shop:

Weymouth Black and White Framed Prints

Bath Black and White Framed Prints

Thank You Stickers

I’m feeling optimistic, so I brought myself 30 thank you stickers. I love these, the typography is awesome. Click here to buy: Thanks for Supporting Small Business- You are Awesome – modern calligraphy hand lettered stickers

Personalized note and confetti

My sister is a well experienced online shopper, so I asked her if she had any tips and suggestions for opening an Etsy shop. Her advice was to send a little personalised note and make the packaging fun. I have taken on her wise words of shopping wisdom and brought 25 handfuls of Pastel Rainbow Confetti and these cute little thank you cards from Amazon.

The boring bits…

I currently have 100 meters of Bubble wrap sitting in my lounge and 5 empty boxes (the cats love them).

Do you have an Etsy shop? I would love to hear your feedback and advice on running a small business – such as where can I buy cheap boxes?!

Click here to visit my Etsy shop.

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78 Comments

  1. February 8, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    YES BEXAAAA!! 😍🙌🏻 Congrats on your Etsy shop! I love those prints they are fab, such good shots! So effective in B&W too and the frames go so well. Really excited for you and your own Etsy store! 💕 xx

    • February 8, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Yaay!! Thanks so much Rebecca! 💖🎉 You are always so supportive and encouraging 😘. I really appreciate it, this is soo exciting 😍✨ xx

  2. Shaun
    February 8, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I love your photos Bexa, they look so professional 😘. I like your business cards too 😄. I think the personalised note and confetti is a really good idea 🎉. Haha, naughty Simba climbing into your boxes ☺️. I am really excited for you Bexa 😄😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • February 8, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you Shaun!! 💖🎉 I’m very excited too! I’m glad you like the business cards 😘. The offer still stands, I’ll sell you a print at a discounted rate (he he he 🤣😜) Thank you for allll your support & encouragement 💖☺️😘😍 xxxx

  3. February 8, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    That’s so cool! Best of luck with your shop, look forward to checking out the products 😁xx

    • February 8, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your support! I really appreciate it 💖 xx

  4. February 9, 2018 / 6:23 am

    Congratulations and all the very best with your shop. I’m hoping to set one up to sell my handmade cards later this year but I find it a bit daunting 😁 Best wishes for your new venture

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Thanks so much Marie! 💖 Your art is amazing, you have nothing to worry about, I’m sure it will be a big success 😘 xx

  5. February 9, 2018 / 6:38 am

    I’m so excited for you!! This is so cool ☺️ At least around here you can go to shops and ask for any boxes they won’t be using – maybe that could work? 💕

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Ooh that is a very good tip, thank you Sarah! 💖 Also thanks for your support, that’s so kind of you 😘 xx

  6. February 9, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Congratulations on your Etsy shop 🎉 I love your photography, I’m useless at cameras personally! Haha … your business & thank you cards also look fab 💖 im really pleased for you and really looking forward to seeing your next post about how well your shop is doing 😃 xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Aww thanks so much Laura! 💖 You are always so sweet and supportive! That means a lot to me, thank you lovely ☺️💕 xx

  7. February 9, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    I’m so happy you’ve opened an Etsy shop? I hope it all goes well for you and is thart of something good 🤞🏼
    Liz xxx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Aw thanks so much Liz! 💖 Your support is much appreciated, you are so sweet ☺️💕 xx

  8. February 9, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Congratulations this is amazing news! I can’t wait to head over and have a look! (:

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:12 am

      Aw thanks so much Alys! 💖 That’s so kind of you! I appreciate your support 😘 xx

  9. February 9, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Ooo, congratulations on opening your etsy store – them photos are gorgeous! Weymouth and Bath are such pretty places, I don’t live too far away so it’s amazing to go visit them! Your business cards are so pretty too – I love the design on them, they look so professional! Hope it all goes well for you. I’m hoping to do something soon with my nail stuff, just got to figure some stuff out first!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Aww thanks so much Amy! 💖 You are so lovely! I really appreciate your kind words and support 😘 You should definitely do something with your nail art, you are amazingggg! 💕 xx

  10. February 9, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Yay! I am so happy that you’ve opened a shop! Your photos are absolutely beautiful I’d be honoured to have them hanging in my room when I have monies! Congrats on opening the shop, you’re a superstar! xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Aww Jennie! 💖 You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words, support and encouragement ☺️. I really appreciate it 💕 xx

  11. February 9, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Love your photos, congratulations! Such a great idea! X

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Thank you so much for your support Tara! That means a lot ☺️💕 xx

  12. February 9, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    So inspiring! It’s my dream to open an Etsy shop. I hope your new business adventure goes well for you!

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Aww thanks so much lovely! 💖 I’m so glad I’ve inspired you and hope you follow your dream too 💕 xx

  13. February 9, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    This is exciting Bexa! I’ve been wanting to sell my photography too, not sure it’d be worth it but would love to get into it! Good luck with your sales x

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Aw thanks so much Ellie! 💖 You are always so kind and supportive ☺️. Your photography is brilliant, you should definitely go for it 😍 xx

  14. February 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Good luck with your new business venture I hope you do really well!!

    Jess xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Aw thanks so much Jess, I really appreciate your support 💖 xx

  15. February 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    This is awesome! I always love the photographs you post to your blog!
    Congratulations! I hope it works out well for you!! Your business cards look beautiful.
    Lauren xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Aww thank you so much Lauren! 💖 You are always so sweet and supportive! That means a lot to me, thank you for the encouragement ☺️💕 xx

  16. February 9, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    This is sooo cool! Great work! 😄😘🤗

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Thanks so much Annie! 💖 xx

  17. February 9, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Your photographs are gorgeous!! I’ve been thinking of opening up a store to sell my own photos but I don’t think I have the time to do it properly right now; definately something to keep in mind for the future though 🙂

    Best of luck with the store!x

    Jade
    jademarie.co.uk

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Aw thanks so much Jade! 💖 I really appreciate your support, kind words & encouragement 😘. Also, your photography is fantastic, you would do well I’m sure! ☺️💕 xx

  18. Cally
    February 9, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Well done Bexa!! One of my friends owns an Etsy shop as well, those little touches are definitely worthwhile and people will want to purchase from you again ❤️❤️❤️ The prints look stunning as well!!
    Love, Cally

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:25 am

      Aw thanks so much Cally! 💖 I’m excited to add a little personal touch, thank you for the support and encouragement 😘 xx

  19. February 9, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Fantastic. Great news! I hope that the Etsy shop brings you success and happiness. The prints are stunning and the personal touches make me want to buy from the shop again!

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:25 am

      Aw thanks so much Faisal 💖 Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot, I really appreciate it ☺️💕 xx

  20. February 9, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Congratulations on opening your shop! 🎉 those prints do look amazing, and the stickers are just so cute. I wish you the very best with your Etsy shop!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comment Ellie, that really means a lot ☺️💕 xx

  21. February 9, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Your sisters tips on making it fun are so good! Congratulations on opening an Etsy store and I hope you do so well! I’ll definitely keep you in mind for prints in the future!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Aww thanks so much Sophie! 💖 I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement! 😘 xx

  22. February 9, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Wow well done Bexa your photos are gorgeous and I’m sure your Etsy shop will be really successful . Good luck ❤️

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thank you so much for your support and encouragement Melanie! 💖 I really appreciate your kind words 😘 xx

  23. February 9, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Congratulations lovely! Wishing you lots of success x

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thank you so much Chloe! 💖 xx

  24. February 9, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    That’s exciting! I hope it goes well for you. Those business cards are adorable! I think I’ll be checking those out for myself x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support Sophie 💖. I loved the business cards and it’s a lovely lady who makes them too! 😘 xx

  25. February 10, 2018 / 8:07 am

    What a great idea!

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Thank you! 💖 xx

  26. Elise
    February 10, 2018 / 9:09 am

    The business cards are extra cute! Congratulations, I hope all goes well X

    Elise
    elssthinks.blogspot.com

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Aw thanks so much Elise! 💖 xx

  27. February 10, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Congratulations on your Etsy shop. I’m just in complete awe of your creativity. Good Luck Bexa X

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Aw Jaime, you are so sweet & supportive! Thank you! 💖 xx

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Aw thanks so much Aleeha! 💖 xx

  28. Huda
    February 10, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    This is amazing! Congrats on opening your Etsy shop, wish you the best of luck! 💗💗

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Thanks so much Huda, I really appreciate your support 💖 xx

  29. February 10, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    I don’t know what I more excited over… the fact that your cats love boxes or the fact that these products are beyond gorgeous! I’m going to apologise to my bank right now, because I’m undoubtedly going to purchase some of these stunning pieces! Proud of you💗😘 xoxo

    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Aww Emily!! Thank you so much! You are so sweet and supportive, I really appreciate it 💖 xx

  30. February 11, 2018 / 9:27 am

    That’s a great idea Bexa! You’re such a talented photographer. I’ll make sure to favourite your shop on Etsy 😙

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Aww thanks so much Malorie, that’s so lovely of you 💖. I really appreciate your support and encouragement 😘 xx

  31. February 11, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Really pretty prints!! I hope your shop does well! 🙂

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Thanks so much Lainy, that’s so lovely of you 💖 xx

  32. February 11, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Congratulations on opening your shop Bexa. I love how you’ve considered even the smallest of details like the confetti and thank you notes, they really do make a difference id rather go back to a shop who has put that little more into it and made it personal. The prints you’ve chose are beautiful too ❤

    Emma x

    Emmarollason.wordpress.com

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment Emma 💖 I really appreciate your support and encouragement 😘 xx

  33. February 11, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Congratulations on your new venture! May it bring you lots and lots of success #SundayBlogSwap

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Aw thanks so much Soffy, that’s so sweet of you 💖 xx

  34. February 11, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Congratulations on your Etsy shop! I do have an Etsy account but I’m only a buyer but good luck for sales!

    x Rasya | nurulrasya.com

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Thanks so much Rasya 💖 I really appreciate your support xx

  35. February 11, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    This is so awesome i hope you are successful

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Thanks so much Ashton! 💖 xx

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:08 am

      Thanks so much Shirley 💖 xx

  36. February 11, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Super duper congratulations, Bexa! The prints look fab. All the very best for this new venture!
    Maybe I’ll open one too! At least the sees has been sowed. Haha!

    http://www.aditispen.com

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Aww thanks so much Aditi! 💖 You are so sweet and supportive. Good luck if you decide to open a shop too! 😘 xx

  37. February 11, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    This is such a great idea! I would love to open a shop of my own one day, your photos are gorgeous too! Xx

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Aw thanks so much Eden 💖 I really appreciate your support 😘 xx

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