Hi Folks ~ I have deactivated items in my Etsy shop, while I do more research on permits, taxes etc. As of yet, I do not have a business license because I wanted to see if this little adventure would fly or not. As I’ve been reading, you need a license, etc. to sell anything on Etsy, so, I’m taking a break. It doesn’t mean I won’t still be creating, just that I won’t be selling on Etsy until further notice.
Thank you to those who have bought.
I ask that you keep me in your prayers as to dealing with finances. I std. my little shop to help supplement our income when the economy tanked. Now that I’m a widow and lost my job last year, (which I’d had for 17 years, and lost because the business was sold), what I have made, or would make on Etsy was to supplement my small ss. check. If this little shop is meant to be, it will be, if not, then God will provide some other way to take care of me.
I don’t want to be stressed over this issue, so that’s why I’m deactivating items. Maybe it’s an easy thing, getting licenses, etc., but I wouldn’t bet on it. DH and I were in retail for years and it can be a pain in the you-know-what. If anyone has any help or info, as to selling from your home on Etsy, please let me know. I am timid and don’t have my ‘front man’ to ask questions, etc. of beaureaucrats.
For now I’ll do research, putter in my gardens and try to ‘relax’.
Thanks again for all of your support.