The purpose of this survey is to allow Etsy shop owners to:

--Get a feel for how other shop owners manage their business and finances.
--Build community through shared survey results, seeing new shops, and learning together about finances.

Please answer the 10 questions on the right side of this page.
Feel free to browse below how other Etsy shop owners answered their questions and learn about new sellers.


Etsy Shop Name: BeanyBird
I sell: Original Artwork and will soon have more home accessories, cat toys and some children’s toys.
1. How do I manage my shop’s finances? Numbers (iWork)
2. How do I organize my paperwork? shoebox
3. Taxes make me: say “no sweat”
4. My marketing plan is . . . non-existent… for now. I will eventually get into this part.
5. I keep track of mileage for taxes: False
6. My Etsy shop is a. . . hobby
7. Outside of Etsy, my favorite place to sell is: out of my home
8. Do you ever run sales in your shop? Yes
9. This is my first entrepreneurial adventure. True
10. I believe marketing in showcases: is worthless. I participated in one for art and it may have brought me less than five new views!

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