Do you list the same physical item in both shops, or is it essential to have separate stock for each?
I’m in a bit of a catch 22 situation, I don’t have a bottomless financial pit to keep creating items, but unless I am doing that I have no interest in my shop at all, and nothing to promote. I haven’t made anything new for a fortnight now. Not everything I make reaches my required standard for a shop either.
This is my only income as I’m at home looking after the small holding while my husband works. And I’m starting to feel bad he’s working overtime each weekend so I can get metal and tools, when all I appear to have done is alert half the crafters in the Northern hemisphere to what I’m doing, rather than break out of that marketplace. I feel I’m letting him down, and I may have to eat my words on ethics and integrity and give Etsy another go as well because we can’t carry on this way, it’s not sustainable.