Thursday, March 5, 2015

why i don't like etsy

More Money in Your Pocket

  • There are no membership fees with Etsy.
  • It costs $0.20 to list an item for 4 months, or until it sells.
  • Once you sell your item (congrats!), we collect a 3.5% fee on the sale price.

I copied and pasted the above.

With the amount of things I make and the 
things that don't sell that low price can add up over time.
I don't think I should have to pay seller's fee
or a fee to someone to upload pictures.

I already have a seller's permit
and take taxes out of my items.

Most of the time I take a loss.

Because of not being able to drive
I have to limit shipping.

It may work for you and that is great
it wouldn't for me.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

creativity sets me free

Being stuck at home everyday
not being able to work a "normal" job.
Limited in what things my body says I can do.

Not being able to drive
loosing some independence.
But gosh you don't look sick.
Stares and glares if we park in the handicap spot.

Only 43 soon to be 44 but some days I feel 84.

Dreaming of the future is no more.
Cancer survivor
but still surviving real life zombie body
pick and choose what doctor appointment to keep
cab fare
the list can go on....

My blessing is being a creative soul

So even though I can't play my sax or clarinet anymore
i seriously don't know what I would do 
without my sewing and beading and other creative outlets.

Creativity sets me free!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015