Business, Laurie Rohner

Etsy Versus Something Else?

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I have struggled with this question, stay with Etsy or leave? I say go. I have worked with square marketplace and with weebly for some time. I enjoy the marketplace at square. It is simple to use and to set up with options to embed your marketplace and product in your website. My website also has an online store using PayPal but I like the direct deposit I have set up with square. When Etsy sent me an email asking me to link my PayPal account into Etsy direct pay I decided time to sever the store from my marketing strategy.

Most aren’t aware of the deceptive practice this implies, which is you pay PayPal and Etsy a combined percentage of nearly 6% per sale. Plus there is a security issue I am concerned with, Etsy is not the most secure site but PayPal I am completely confident using their shopping cart. I want my customers a safe shopping experience and if I am not confident using Etsy then why should I ask them to be?

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There is trial and error with setting up stores and websites and sometimes you head down the wrong path. Today with a bit of study and some experimentation with what works with your art or products you can finally see a direction to head.

Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio
Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio

Check out my different websites and shops. See what I have done and maybe you can use my information to expand your own art or product.

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New Wildflowers in the Garden Watercolor Illustration.

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Wildflowers in the Garden

A nature watercolor illustration of wildflowers in a garden in shades of pink blue and purple make up this happy painting. You will find columbine, monkshood, coneflower and false indigo to name a few of the flowers in this original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

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Title:Wildflowers in the Garden Medium: watercolor, ink on paper Image size:15 x 20 inches
Watercolor Wildflowers in the Garden Illustration Detail.

Title:Wildflowers in the Garden
Medium: watercolor, ink on paper
Image size:15 x 20 inches
Paper: watercolor paper 90 lb.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, Signature,date,title on back
Unframed

Comes professionally wrapped.

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Do the best you can.

It is all anyone can do, the best they can. I am amazed at the amount people are happy with not doing and when someone calls them out on a mediocre job they are indignant. How dare you! Not me. Or I am doing what everyone else is doing  so why do any more? Do the most. Do the best. Do all you can with not one reward. Do it because you will not do anything halfway. Do it for yourself. There is a great feeling of doing the best you can.

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Amaryllis Watercolor by Laurie Rohner

Why am I saying this? After a couple of weeks switching up my web sites, changing around my internet/TV service and still having a house on the market it struck me.  I worked with many people from all around the world (not by choice) and not one person could give me a straight answer. Is it me? Or did the human race become complacent and stop doing their best.

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Painted Furniture Nature Box Keepsake by Laurie Rohner

Working for yourself is difficult. Working as an artist/designer/entrepreneur at times daunting, for one person wearing too many hats can be tiring. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to learn web designing marketing and promoting products and myself in a world where texting is more used than the spoken word. You adapt and you work hard at always giving it (your business) your best.  Whatever the business is if you are marketing selling promoting and creating an agreement with someone then YES do your best.

 

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Busy launching a new site. Check out Whitefield Studio.

Creative Work.

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Watercolor| Oil| Furniture

New is my print work offered on tapestries, shower curtains, throw pillows for inside and outside, mugs, clocks and tech accessories are a few of the products with my artwork. I also offer my art as prints on paper or canvas with framing options. Visit Here.

Totes shower curtains and wall tapestries plus more.

All my print work originates from my original watercolor oil and acrylic paintings. I like to depict nature with realism and whimsy with botanical garden flowers, woodland enchanted wood and woodland birds or creatures.

I am in awe of nature and she is forever teaching me more with her beauty and magic. You could never be in a bad mood sitting under a tree in nature.

Nature illustrations draw by hand on custom crafted furniture with flowers or animals using my new decorative watercolor painting techniques for furniture. I have painted garden pots and wooden totes for the garden lovers, fairy wish wooden keepsake boxes and handcrafted painted storage boxes and whimsical woodland necklaces handmade from nature too.

Woodland Winter Tree Landscape
Woodland Winter Tree Landscape

Original paintings and hand painted furniture with flowers hand painted designs are always at Laurie Rohner Studio. Check out more of my work HERE.