Etsy Seller Interview With Alla of Daisy STEM Shop

This interview is a chat with Alla of Doodle Daisy on Etsy and the Daisy STEM Shop.

Photo of Alla of Daisy STEM Shop
Alla, owner of Daisy STEM Shop

This article contains affiliate links that may pay a small commission at no cost to you if they’re used to purchase something.

Tell us a little about your shop and who you are.

Alla Dorogopulko is my name, and my business is Daisy STEM shop: “Planting the seeds of wonder & curiosity in the great minds of the future.”

I create whimsical cotton and washable dolls that enrich and inspire. 

Handmade doll by DaisySTEMshop

How long have you been selling on Etsy?

I’ve been selling on Etsy since 2016.

Handmade doll by DaisySTEMshop

What’s the hardest part about selling online?

It’s believing in myself to keep going even if it feels like no one is listening.

What’s your daily routine like?

Well, first, I enjoy a cup of tea, and ponder about the day!

I do work full-time from home so I don’t have a concrete schedule.

I create power hours throughout the week when I do my work. I prefer to batch things on different days, that way I feel more has been accomplished.

So for example Monday is sewing day, Tuesday and Thursday are shipping days, and Wednesday is for content/marketing creation.

I am a mom and sometimes life just happens, so the schedule doesn’t always work out. So then it’s just a matter of focusing on what is the most urgent and important task and completing that first.  

Handmade pirate dolls by DaisySTEMshop

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start selling online?

If you are passionate about starting, then start. Take small actions and you will learn as you go.

Your products will improve as you go. Always remember, don’t compare your beginning to someone else end. Comparison is the thief of joy. You got this! 

Handmade aviator doll by DaisySTEMshop

You can find Alla online here:

Etsy shop: Daisy STEM ShopOpens in a new tab.

Website in a new tab.

IG in a new tab.

Facebook in a new tab.

To see the full Artisan Shopping Directory sections, including signups for discounts, click here.

Kara Buntin

Kara Buntin has run a profitable home-based business since 1999, and has a background in art, theater design, and cake decorating. She's a top Etsy seller with over 51,000 sales on Etsy and her own website, and helps other home-based business owners with their business goals and SEO. She founded the Artisan Shopping Directory website to promote the artisans who are members of her EShop Success marketing program.

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts