I never realized how much work it is to set up a new business. Even just opening an Etsy shop can take more effort than you might think! So, although I have my Etsy shop, I'm not quite ready to start selling yet.
First, I have to get a business ID so I can set up a business checking account. I need to figure out what my shop policies will be and whether I allow returns, etc. Then, I'll need to take some nice photos of the items I've got ready to sell (which means I should really get a bunch more of these things made).
I guess my initial idea of starting Etsy sales by January 1, 2011 may end up closer to reality than not. But I want to do this as professionally as I can. So a little extra work now will mean fewer headaches later, right?