Hoping my hard work pays off

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So sometimes being a primarily 1 income family is rough. It really is. I do make an income from watching children. I adore these kids. They are so fun to be with. I have been the care taker for one boy since he was 12 weeks old and he’s almost the same age as my son who is 18 months old. You get attached to their little faces and their little antics.

However come the end of December, I will stop seeing one particular face and things will be on a hiatus for 3 plus months. This leaves me in a financial pinch, which is why I am desperately trying to get my Etsy Shop up and running to help make up for the difference for at least 3 months until I will either have him back or his newborn sisters. This financial pinch is no ones fault at all. I adore these mothers and look up to them and are so so very thankful for them and the relationship I have made with them and hope to continue since our kids are growing up together.

Not a lot of people can say they are friends with people since they were in diapers and I really truly hope my little J myster can say that with the two little people I watch and have grown attached to.

Sometimes though when you depend on something financially it can leave you making decisions you don’t want to, especially with new found friends. So I am hoping and praying that we will be fine during this hiatus, that I can at least sell 1 cloth diaper per day. To all you other Etsy Shop owners I would greatly appreciate your advice. How do I get my name out there?

Much thanks,

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Hoping my hard work pays off

  1. Saw your tweet.

    We’re a one income family, too, and on a pastor’s salary as well. It’s not easy, and we’re always looking for ways to cut corners and make/save a bit of extra money. I can’t even say I have any tips, really…. but I feel your ‘pain’.

    You do have a beautiful blog!

  2. She’s about 22lbs right now and wearing a medium diaper/diaper setting in most brands (FuzziBunz, Swaddlebees, DryBees, bumGenius, etc)

    You’re so welcome. Good luck! I think the $18-20 range is totally reasonable for handmade diapers. I’m sure you’ll drum up some business from diaper pin.

  3. P.S. I’ve been a member of Diaper Swappers for a long time and listed a few items I’ve made over there, but no such luck mainly because I’m not marking the diapers I hand made and put a ton of work into under 15 bucks unless there is a defect in the diaper. I’ve looked at the listing for other handmade cloth diapers and they are in the 18 to 20 dollar range, so I feel I’m being modest….and their diapers didn’t even have a PUL linning……so I went ahead and listed myself at Diaper Pin for now, but I’ll book mark the other sites to see if the diaper pin gets me some sales first. We’ll see. I so so appreciate your help Stephanie!

  4. OMG!! I’ll have to do that. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! We’ll see what happens. Good luck to you too. If I do a product review, I’ll keep you in mind Stephanie! What size is your little one Just so I know.

  5. Hi Heather
    Thanks for your comments on my post about a similar topic. It’s good to know I’m not alone.

    On a side note, I’m not an Etsy shop owner; but I did run a cloth diapering online store for 5 years. If you want to sell diapers, you need to get listed on diaper directories. Diaper Pin, Diaper Jungle, Diaper Hyena are all good places to start. Not only do you list your store there; but customers can go on and rate your service and/or your products.

    If you’re ever looking for a review of your diapers, I have a little one (11 months) in cloth, and I’d be happy to review one for you.

    Stephanie from Life of a Twingle Gal

  6. Hi Heather
    Thanks for your comments on my post about a similar topic. It’s good to know I’m not alone.

    On a side note, I’m not an Etsy shop owner; but I did run a cloth diapering online store for 5 years. If you want to sell diapers, you need to get listed on diaper directories. Diaper Pin, Diaper Jungle, Diaper Hyena are all good places to start. Not only do you list your store there; but customers can go on and rate your service and/or your products.

    If you’re ever looking for a review of your diapers, I have a little one (11 months) in cloth, and I’d be happy to review one for you.

    Stephanie from Life of a Twingle Gal

  7. OMG!! I’ll have to do that. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! We’ll see what happens. Good luck to you too. If I do a product review, I’ll keep you in mind Stephanie! What size is your little one Just so I know.

  8. She’s about 22lbs right now and wearing a medium diaper/diaper setting in most brands (FuzziBunz, Swaddlebees, DryBees, bumGenius, etc)

    You’re so welcome. Good luck! I think the $18-20 range is totally reasonable for handmade diapers. I’m sure you’ll drum up some business from diaper pin.

  9. Saw your tweet.

    We’re a one income family, too, and on a pastor’s salary as well. It’s not easy, and we’re always looking for ways to cut corners and make/save a bit of extra money. I can’t even say I have any tips, really…. but I feel your ‘pain’.

    You do have a beautiful blog!

  10. P.S. I’ve been a member of Diaper Swappers for a long time and listed a few items I’ve made over there, but no such luck mainly because I’m not marking the diapers I hand made and put a ton of work into under 15 bucks unless there is a defect in the diaper. I’ve looked at the listing for other handmade cloth diapers and they are in the 18 to 20 dollar range, so I feel I’m being modest….and their diapers didn’t even have a PUL linning……so I went ahead and listed myself at Diaper Pin for now, but I’ll book mark the other sites to see if the diaper pin gets me some sales first. We’ll see. I so so appreciate your help Stephanie!

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