Starting a jewelry-making business

Starting Sara O Jewelry has been a long time coming. It is hard to believe that I am finally brave enough to take the plunge. I’m proud to announce my new ownership of http://www.SaraOJewelry.com. All that I need to do now to make it really official is file for my tax id number and start loading some designs into my new etsy shop.

Although I am not going to officially start promoting Sara O until January 2012, I felt like it might be nice to keep  track of my steps for others that might want to follow. Since it was scary and overwhelming for me, I figured that it might be scary and overwhelming for others to start their own jewelry-making business too.

Here is my getting started list:

  1. Decide on a Name (much harder than one would think)
  2. Facebook Fan Page
  3. Twitter Account
  4. Etsy Shop
  5. Decide on an Email
  6. Buy Web Domain http://www.SaraOJewelry.com
  7. Start Blog and Create Tabs: Blog, Bio, Contact, Shop
  8. Link Everything Together
  9. Point Domain Name to Blog
  10. Set Up Business License
  11. Decide How to Package and Ship
  12. Etsy Shop Policies – Returns, Exchanges, Shipping, Etc
  13. How to take funds – Pay Pal, Swype, Etc
What am I forgetting? 

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