I launched an Etsy shop earlier this year with the intention of using it as a stepping stone while I worked on my own website that I was going to run with a friend.
The idea was to offer a variety of handmade, witchy products, ranging from intent candles and bath salt soaks to spell jars and other magickal trinkets.
However, life threw some unexpected challenges my way, and imposter syndrome began to cloud my confidence. I also found it difficult to put a price tag on items that I poured my heart and soul into creating. I’m sure many of you can relate to this dilemma.
Additionally, the thought of managing the paperwork associated with sales, including tax obligations, and factoring in the costs involved in running the shop, from ingredient purchases to fees charged by Etsy and PayPal, left me uncertain about whether I could sustain it.
In the end, I made the decision to take the store down just a few days after listing it, even though I had invested $10 in listing fees.
Fast forward to today. Imposter syndrome still lingers, and due to an upcoming move, I’m not yet able to produce all the physical goods I had originally planned. However, I’ve taken a different approach in the meantime. I’ve launched the eBook and started offering tarot readings through my Etsy shop:
This is very much a work in progress, and I plan to gradually expand my offerings over time. But life is too short to let imposter syndrome hold me back, and the truth is, I may never truly “feel ready.” So, I’ve decided to push past those negative feelings and dive in. Let’s do this!
I also have a coupon code, “INFINITEROOTS,” which grants a 60% discount on any item. Feel free to use it if I happen to list something that catches your interest. It’s my way of expressing gratitude for the incredible support I’ve received from all of you.
(Oh my stars. I’m so nervous… )