I have a hobby I'm pursuing in running an Etsy store. Basically, I love vintage dinnerware, but I don't want to own a lot of it. So I sell the pieces that I find that I like and try to curate according to my aesthetic. Unfortunately, because it is just a hobby, and not my job, I never really got the store going. I'd like some help in a couple of key areas to get some of these things moving.
I think my ideal process would be that I:
1. Find the pieces
2. Photograph them
3. Send the photos to you, with whatever information I have about the piece
You could then:
1. Do research on the items' origins when I don't know already (with some kind of reasonable time limit in place -- at that point, we'll just move on without knowing)
2. Research pricing based on similar Etsy selling points as well as a couple of other marketplaces, taking into consideration the condition of item and other unique listing qualities
3. Write a description that helps the buyer see themselves owning the piece (I have examples)
4. Post items with images I provided, and helpful tagging, and proper listing and shipping details
5. Use whatever Etsy expertise you have to keep inventory moving through the store
If you are local, and want to help with shipping, that would be great. Otherwise I will be responsible for shipping.
If you know how to run a great Etsy store, and we work well together, I'd be open to whatever suggestions you have. Again, this is something I do because I appreciate the craft in the pieces I buy, and want to share it rather than own it myself. I now have about 10 - 20 items that I have not posted, and I also have not updated the storefront since Etsy redesigned them, so could use help in that area, too.
This could be an ongoing workflow. For now, though, my goal is to get these unposted pieces up in the store, and see how they sell.
To start, let's say we'll work with a smaller number of items. To see how we work together, please help me get three items posted to Etsy in the manner I've described, along with demonstrating the expertise you have that can help me actually sell these things.
If you're the right person, I can be flexible in terms of the way we structure the project, whether hourly or fixed fee, and accordingly, how much is paid. We could work on a per-item basis, or per x-number of items, or per hour. I think I would prefer a fixed fee, but we can try hourly if you work better that way and see how that goes. If you can't do it for the budget stated, please let me know what is reasonable for the services you provide.