>Hobby vs. Craft Business
>Ok, I’m actually looking for a little bit of help/advice from all you great crafters out there. Here’s my dilemma.
I’ve been going by the name Creative Crochet for 7+ years. I ran my ebay shop by this name first, then transitioned it to my blog, and now my etsy shop. Here’s where my dilemma comes in. I decided, if I’m really going to transition this from a hobby to a business, then I should register myself as a business. So, I did an internet search. HOLY COW!!! Do you know how many people use the phrase/name “Creative Crochet?” That was all I needed to make me realize I needed to start fresh. I’d never be found through the pages and pages of them. After much deliberation, and no insight of my own, I think I might go with hubbies idea.
Here’s where I’m looking for advice. Etsy recommends that your userid match your shop name. Do you think it really matters? If that’s the case I need to open up a new shop. Not a huge ordeal. So far, I’ve only sold 12 items and I only have 20 listed in my shop. But does it matter? Is it worth it?
I’m thinking I’ll leave the blog address the same. I think most have found me either through other blogs or by search engines. But again, should I change? Ok, feel free to give me any advice. I’d love to hear how you do it.