My Etsy Shop is Open!

Kyaaaa! I did it once again. I reopened my Etsy shop and it’s out on the market.

I opened it on Wednesday to have my seasonal products on sale. It is soon than what I expected. Right now we have two on the list and both are for calendars and planners. So this is kinda a soft opening? Idk. But I should have made an undated planner and made it plain as in not seasonal, but my hand could not stop drawing a rabbit! So I’ve got to sell it fast! Lol.

Shop image on Etsy owned by DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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Nag in The Head

‘You shouldn’t have opened the store with less than 20 listings.’ I remember the tip was shared by a lot of Etsy owners all over Youtube. These words have been constantly playing in my head. It’s a tip. A good one. But why does it sound more like a warning than a tip? Haha. I admit I did some research before opening, I mean, who doesn’t, but I think in my case that’s excusable. It’s not a crime; it’s a little uncertain if someone is going to buy them. For instance, my calendar, which I did last November. I should’ve sold it during that month, but since I’m not ready to open the shop yet and I only made one product at that time, I let it go until it was l…late? Now it’s April 2022 I just listed it in the shop. Lol. But hey, I’m happy that they are out now. I felt such relief. Now, 18 more to go and 7 more are waiting to be listed.

Printable April monthly planner 2022 Easter theme DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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Printable Calendar 2022 made by DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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More and more!

You heard me right. Some are on the way. I just have to go through the photo shoot process and do the product details. This is a very time-consuming process. This is why only digital products are available, as they do not require shipping. That part… I still need to dive deep into it to make sure there are no more mistakes in the future. So I’m hoping I can work it out and get it over with and get back to finishing episodes of my Webtoon story.

Social Media

Gosh! It plays a very important role. Why? In order for people to see and find out what you have in the store, you should have this. They are the methods of promoting your products. All I got is Instagram, Twitter, my YT channel, and this blog to promote my products. Some shop owners I followed are using other platforms such as Tik Tok and Twitch. I don’t know if this really helped, but if you have experience and you use the same strategy as them, feel free to share your experience and leave us some comments. I’m ready to give it a shot.

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Toodles!

Life Updates

Hello, lovelies!

It is still February. Spring is coming our way. What’s the weather in your country like right now? Here, in Switzerland, it is getting warmer and warmer. It is still chilly early in the morning though. I still have to wear my sweater inside when I accompanied my daughter to wait for her school van to pick her up from and when she returned from school. I noticed the day was warmer only around noon. That’s when I saw many people sitting on the bench or standing under the sun.

OMAD

I actually can’t wait for Ramadhan to come. It is the holy month of fasting for all Muslim. It’s almost a week I have done my One Meal a Day fasting where you fast 23 hours to lose weight. The reason is to lose weight to lower my health issue and it was my main objective at the beginning. However, as soon as I realized that Ramadhan month will be in April I just remember that I have to pay for my fasting days from last year. So during the duration of me performing this fasting (OMAD) I can also consider this as a practice before I do the official fasting. In a way, it is good. I can still drink water to dehydrate and drink only black coffee during the fasting (OMAD) so it is still doable. Aside from a growling stomach, I complain more when my hands and feet tend to get cold even the day is warm. That is the only thing that sucks.

Sticker Making

Sticker sample breakfast made by dorriejstudio
One of the sample of my future sticker.

I am a self-taught artist. Drawing is my passion. I’m focusing now on designing as many stickers as I can so that I can sell them online, whether they are physical stickers or digital downloads. So far I’ve done 2 different sheets of stickers with the same theme ‘breakfast’ and it is right now still in the process of printing by the printing company I chose back in my homeland, Brunei. I have not been able to purchase a cutting machine yet, but yes, that’s my wish list once I have the budget from the sales. I guess, the cheap cutting machine is okay for starters. I’m aiming for the Silhouette cutting machine to make the die-cut and kiss cut for my future stickers. I’ve read many good reviews. If there’s any of you readers possessed a Silhouette cutting machine, please give me some comments about this machine. I really appreciate your advice or tips.

Revamping Instagram

dorriejstudio Instagram mizarwen
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I followed and subscribed to a lot of artists lately who owned online shop that sells stickers, prints, and other products. They also had given many tips on how to promote your product via Instagram. My second goal is to revamp my Instagram: the highlights, color palette display, and of course, adding more of my finished product to the platform. It is still in the process and thought in the past it is easily done, but actually there are a few other things that I need to do besides just uploading them on Instagram. And it is not easy as 1,2,3. Haha! I don’t know how the Instagram algorithm works, but if you do know that, please share. So yeah, please do follow and like them here.