My intention was to take a month's break from selling on eBay while I got my shop rolling on Etsy. And then I planned to start up again on eBay in October - in time for the Christmas season.
Perfectly sensible, right?
Well, 117 days later and I still have an empty Etsy shop - and I haven't sold a thing on eBay since early August!
I seem to have a dreaded case of........SELLER'S BLOCK!!!
courtesy of Stuart NG Books
Or how about a "Psychiatric Help" booth like Lucy's?
Anyone willing to step in for Dr. Lucy? I'll bet there are plenty of bloggers that would line up at your window/screen. Just think of the money that would roll in at 5 cents a minute!
Has anyone else out there gone through a spell of Seller's Block? Any suggestions?
I'm so frustrated with myself because I have a house full of vintage things that I'd like to sell, and have even taken photos of a few of them...
But I can't seem to take those next steps to get them posted - and start making some money, which I could definitely use right now!
I think part of the problem is that I have "Shipping Complex." Because everything I sell is different weights and sizes, I spend enormous amounts of time finding the right size box and packing materials and making sure I've calculated the proper weight so that I don't overcharge for postage.
That whole packing/shipping process is looming large in my mind right now and is dragging me down. I'm thinking, do I really want to get into this again?
I guess that NO seems to be winning the battle right now. Thus, my Sellers Block.
Maybe a little "Shop Envy" will help inspire me and get me out of my slump.
Look at what I found at these lovely online shops!
Adeline's Attic Vintage on Etsy. The lovely Jill / Baroness Von Vintage modeling one of my favorites - a 1930's Lush Merlot Crushed Velvet Evening Coat.
Notorious Kitsch. Isn't this a fun Anne Taintor What Can I Buy Today Coin Purse?
Lady Betty. Isn't this fun? - Vintage Inspired Carved Bubblegum Pink Resin Bangle
late 1930's/early 1940's Wartime Raspberry Velvet Dress with Scalloped Trapunto Style Details would be perfect for holiday parties...
The next time you see my happy face I will be the new Selling Queen.