Etsy Seller Interview With Angie of A Harris Photography

This is a quick chat with Angie, owner of A Harris Photography on Etsy.

Angie of A. Harris Photography
Angie of A Harris Photography

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

My name is Angie Harris and my Etsy shop name is A Harris PhotographyOpens in a new tab..

I sell prints of my landscape photography, which include framed, canvas, prints on metal, notebooks and cards, as well as some original art that I make.

Photo By A Harris Photography
Photo By A Harris Photography

How long have you been selling on Etsy?

I have been on Etsy since 2007, but didn’t start selling until 2018.

What’s the hardest part about selling online?

My own doubts.

I knew that I had an interest in starting my own business after I got out of college, however, I held myself back because I had doubts about if I could do it successfully, and I just didn’t really know where to start or how to go about it.

Photo by A Harris Photography

What’s your daily routine like?

I work on anything that I need to do in my shop or on my website in the morning, including packaging up and sending out orders. 

I also have my photography in some local shops and office spaces, so sometimes I restock my work at these places, if needed.

I will also plan and/or go on photo trips.

Sometimes I stay close to home and sometimes I will plan trips for places further away.

I usually try to take my camera with me when we go on family trips or vacations, because I can usually find some photo opportunities then as well.

I just tend to take photos all the time, wherever I go!

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

I would say that it takes a lot more time and commitment than most people think.

When I first attempted selling on Etsy, I mistakenly thought it would be really easy, just put some listings up and the buyers will come! 

I had to really get serious about learning how to market myself, and about SEO.

There’s so much information out there now, I wish that I had known half of it when I first started selling.

I would also say, don’t give up too soon, because I did that a lot when I first started, and don’t be afraid to try something new if what you’re doing currently isn’t working for your business.

Photo by A Harris Photography
Photo by A Harris Photography

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 https://journeysthroughspirit.netOpens in a new tab.

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Instagram: @angieharrisphoto

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.

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