It’s been three years since I started Metaphysical Vibes, here are some things I’ve learned from this experience that I wanted to share with you.
There were some initial goals, the first goal was to make money selling something that I truly love. But with all things one puts their time and energy into, it really becomes more than just about making money; you have to acquire deep knowledge of what you are selling – you literally have to immerse yourself in all things metaphysical, especially for me since I named my crystal shop ‘Metaphysical Vibes’!
If you want this to be more than just a hobby, you also have to know the business and marketing side of it. There’s so much to learn and do and think about that it can easily get overwhelming.
So here are the pros and cons (at least for me), I will start with the ‘cons’ of having an online crystal shop.
– You will be spending money to make money, kind of like investing. I have spent money on inventory, packing & shipping supplies, gas and/or a rental to drive to and from gem shows, ads on Facebook, Google & Instagram. Luckily I know how to create graphics and build websites so I didn’t have to spend money on that, but now that I think about it – I DID spend money on increasing my skills as a content creator.
– You will be competing with so many other people who sell the same thing online.
– You will go through ups and downs, meaning: you won’t always make consistent sales.
– You will pay taxes, especially if you sell a lot.
+ Picking crystals and stones for your shop is so much fun, it’s really the best part of having a crystal shop. I pick them as if they were for me.😊
+ You will experience so much spiritual growth. My mindset is way different from 2 years ago. I also invested in my own education by getting certifications in Reiki and Trans Crystal Therapy.
+ You will meet wonderful people, buyers and sellers alike. I find that people who buy or sell minerals tend to be more kind and easy going.
+ You will learn a lot about minerals, from a geological and metaphysical point of view.
+ You will also learn the business and marketing part of it. How will people know about your business? That’s where marketing comes in.
+ You get to be creative and express yourself through the crystals and stones. You can setup your online shop however you like, take photos however you prefer, edit them in Photoshop, write about the crystals and create sacred and beautiful spaces that will attract buyers.
+ I’m a quiet person and pretty much an introvert so being able to do everything online without too much customer service is a dream come true for me. I love people, just in small doses.😉
While there are going to be expenses that you will incur when you start up your online crystal shop, the pros outweigh the cons as you will learn a lot. So if it calls to you, I say go for it! Abundance and prosperity is already yours, and there is enough for everyone.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how to get started!