My fellow Refugees,
I just wanted to let you know that even though my shop on Artfire isn't fully set up yet, I have already received an order from it!!! Yes, that's right! My first order from AF, and I've only been on it for 3 days!!
The longer I am gone, the more I realize I can make it without Etsy! Having your products fed to Google is AMAZING. I have a huge range of new business open to me now.
I just feel that this proves that we can take our success with us wherever we go, and the important thing is preserving the handmade philosophy, and community that has given us so much. I realized I was taking a risk when I closed my shop, but now I find that it may wind up being the best business decision I've made in a long time.
I just wanted to share the positive news with you guys, and say again, you CAN make it without Etsy!!