Managing Your Etsy Shop

Having a business built around something you are passionate about is living the dream. But just like any other business, you need to manage it effectively so it can make a profit and pay the bills.

Time management is key so you can manage your Etsy shop properly.

Here are some tips so you can manage your Etsy shop more effectively:

Have an Everyday To-Do List

Believe me, there will be times when you are already on your desk about to start working and forget the things you need to do next. This is why you must have a to-do list so no time is ever wasted. 

Do Similar Tasks Together at the Same Time

Doing totally different tasks at the same time won’t make you productive at all. Tasks will become daunting and tedious. Doing similar tasks together will help you save time.

Set an Hourly Limit Each Day for Your Work

People have this misconception that you have to work continuously or you’ll lose momentum. Wrong!

Never compromise your sanity and health. When you feel you have to rest, then rest for a while and then work again when your energy is revitalized.

Be Realistic with Your Goals

Don’t burn out yourself trying to achieve an unrealistic goal of growing your shop overnight. Remember, success doesn’t happen overnight.

Take it one day at a time. Set short-term goals for your shop that are achievable and focus on them. 

Never Stop Improving Your Shop

Driving traffic to your shop is crucial, that’s why you should never stop working on improving your Etsy business.

Do not put all your attention on a single component of managing your shop because you will only end up neglecting others.


It doesn’t end in having a successful Etsy shop – you have to maintain it. And it takes effective management to do so.  

About Charles Curry

Charles founded his Etsy shop Wall Decal Source in 2012. He opened his decal shop and decided to create a nursery decal for his sisters new baby. Funnily enough he published the decal as an item for sale on his Etsy shop and people really liked it. Well a few years later and his shop has been almost completely taken over by nursery wall decals. He must still be a kid at heart. As Charles tested and tried all sorts of methods to expand his shop he stumbled upon a few simple formulas for consistently growing Etsy sales and views.
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