My last Etsy restock was super popular and I’ve had so much fun packaging orders and working that side gig! I’ve got more shirts in the works and I’m hoping to have them stocked and ready to go soon! I have a few questions for you – I’m doing what I call “market research” to see what you, as the customer want/need/prefer! So I’ve got a few comments/suggestions and I’d love your feedback!
Right now, I’m working on 4 new shirt designs – one is a fun summmer/sunshine themed, one is a year round shirt and then two cross stitching designs that are a little more wholesome than the “Less Bitchin’, More Stitchin'” and these were the shirt colors I really liked! I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the heathered raspberry and the Columbia blue colors!
A lot of people really liked these colors too but I think I’m going to save them for fall!
One thing I love about my shop is I can work on it as much as I want or just let it coast. I’m on a crazy work stretch right now so I’m just letting the shop coast but tomorrow I’ll put in a few hours designing my new shirts and get my order off to my printer later this week!
Some of you may know this, others may not, a large portion of my blog readers are quilting and cross stitching and sewing fanatics. They’ve read my mom’s blog for years and have also supported my blog and businesses as well. So calling on ya’ll, I’d love to know what you want for a shirt – sewing? quilting? cross stitching? Did you like the less bitchin’ more stitchin’ shirt or was it too profane?
A few things I’ve learned from the last few rounds of shirts: People like V neck options so I will do my best to offer V-neck selections with every new design. People seem to like more feminine designs and colors. People like when they can pay through PayPal – I think it is more trustworthy. People like to pay EXACT shipping instead of an estimate.
What else can you think of? Just leave me any and all feedback about what you like, don’t like, or want to see! I love reading through all of your suggestions from my last Etsy shop update: RESTOCK + Etsy Shop Updates!
I bought a new course from Jordan Lee Dooley, she’s an Etsy shop owner turned author and influencer and I’ve purchased her Starter course in February and LOVED it – now I’m buying her product shop course and going through that! I’ll link to her materials here: http://theownitacademy.com/
A friend reached out and also wants to get into the t shirt designing biz and wondered if I could walk her through it! I said OF COURSE! I recommended Jordan’s course and she bought it so we will kind of be going through that together. Some people may see that as “helping the competition” but I really don’t see it that way. I think we all need to help each other out where we can. If I can make someone else’s journey a little easier, awesome. I’m all for that.
Look for a few restocks late this week into next week – I’ll have the Less Bitchin’ More Stitchin’ restock in 3XL (currently sold out) and I’ll also have a few V-necks available. I’m ordering more of the bloom where you’re planted v necks available, I’m still offering the deal on the first aid shirts that if you buy the t shirt and the sweatshirt (both discounted currently) you get a free journal! I’m also working to stylize and take new pictures of the products to freshen things up a bit! We will see what the week brings, the way it has been so crazy lately I’m not making any promises! I have a new product coming – a project bag for cross stitchers! I can’t wait to share that with you all! Keep an eye out!
I’m also STRONGLY considering getting a Cricut so I can make my own stickers with the designs I create! I’ve got it my amazon cart but I don’t think the budget will allow for it this month, but soon! 🙂 I keep reminding myself, owning a small biz isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Slow and steady.
Friendly reminder that NURSES WEEK, TEACHER’S WEEK, and MOTHER’s DAY are all on the horizon, it isn’t too late to snag a present for the special lady in your life! (or man, but my shirts are mostly for ladies)
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP: The Pink Shoelaces by kalissageorgia on Etsy
Here is the link to the LESS BITCHIN’ MORE STITCHIN’ SHIRT: Less Bitchin’ MORE STITCHIN’ – Cross Stitch Graphic Tee – Bella and Canvas – Black – Crew Neck – The Pink Shoelaces
If you bought a shirt, would you please consider leaving a review on my Etsy shop? Reviews with pictures are even better! It helps people find my shop on Etsy! THANK YOU!
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