One of the Etsy teams I belong to had these three questions on one of their posts. Thought I'd share my answers.
1.Tell us your Etsy story.. how you got started in your craft and how you started selling on Etsy.
I make art gallery quality quilted fabric postcards. It was a long road before I found my niche. From the time I was about 10 years old, I have been sewing. I had always wanted to sell something I made, didn't know what. I heard about Etsy from my son, so I joined and opened a shop. I started out selling a variety of sewn items, mostly purses. One day I saw a fabric postcard online, taught myself how to make it, experimented and came up with my "style".
2. What have you learned about business since you launched your Etsy shop?
Sometimes you get discovered through Etsy. It may not be just what you sell on Etsy that makes your business a success.
3. Tell us one piece of advice for new sellers.
Join teams and participate in Etsy. Comment on the forums and in the teams you belong to. Promote by having a facebook page, twitter, Pinterest, blog. Give it some time.