These simple things saved my online shop ~ Frannerd

These simple things saved my online shop ~ Frannerd

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Hi guys wait, wait a second, there. You go hi guys face you stay welcome to another vlog I need to pack some Etsy orders and. I. Think today I'm going to paint. The stickers and do more. Scanning. Because, I still have a few documents to. Scan one of my dearest patrons. She. Asked, me about my Etsy, shop essentials. Throughout, this. Four. Years four, years that I've had an, Etsy shop and online, shop I had learned, so many things and, there's. A few gadgets and, stuff, that I use for my Etsy shop that. I have that, basically, have saved me, I think, the first item, should be my, die mole printer. It's. A label printer, I. Don't, know I forgot I think I've mentioned this in the past a couple of times on this channel but I used, to be obsessed with, handwriting, all of the addresses of my. Daughter's and that, took me maybe, an, entire day I'm not overreacting guys. Because. I thought it was a very nice and special detail, to, handwrite, all of the addresses but, doing that I used to waste so much time because sometimes, I had misspelling so I had to start it all over again, and, in, the end even, though a lot of people appreciated. The. Gesture, that. Envelope. Is going to. Be. On the trashcan in, like in a matter of seconds, as soon as that parcel arrived so, I'm like why am i taking so long in something that it doesn't like, nobody, is going to care if I stop. Handwriting. Everything, so, I decided, to invest, and buy. Label. Printer, you my love I'm just like staring, at my diamond right now he saved my life basically, what you do is you print all of the addresses there and once, I discover, I realized, that you could print actually. Illustrations. With the, address, I thought, okay I'm sold I look I love this and I, started printing my own. Illustrations, next, to the. Addresses, and I also used to print my p.o box addresses. The one that goes in the back of the envelope I think, that's the second thing that I, house. Just that you guys invest, on your, shop it is a PU box address every, time you send something to, the through, the post it's, very likely that that parcel, is going to get lost or returned, and you have to have a return address I. Felt. Very weird of putting, my own address I used to do that back when I was living in Berlin and the problem, is that a couple. Of customers, usually. When people are really excited to receive your parcels. They might take, a picture of the address just because, they are excited, and I'm. Like okay I can I just can't keep sharing I can't keep reading my address on the back of the envelope just. Like pirate, privacy, reasons and, that's why I invested, on a pure box the pure box guys will be a really, really good investment, for your business, I know that. They're very. Convenient, prices. Out there if you pay a, whole, year, or. Even half of year but, look at it as an investment because, if you're shipping stuff, that is, valuable. To you not even like price wise but your products, it's. Very likely that you're going to see, them get back to you in case something bad happens in the beginning I didn't have a pure box address, and so I couldn't, put my address on the back and lots, of parcels, and lots of orders that lost in the mail because there was no return address, so I highly suggest that you have a pure box now.

I Have to pack. A few orders and then I have to scan, but. I will see you in a little bit. The, other thing that saved my life, that's. That, sounds I'm exaggerating it, didn't, save my life but it made my life easier. Our, speakers. Guys and I'm not talking about the stickers that you sell like, these ones I'm. Talking about the stickers that will help you to improve the. Speed, in which your process, your, parcels. Or orders, and I'm talking about this baby this baby right here I used to handwrite all of my PU, box addresses, the return address and then, I started using daimao, to print the PIO Box address but. Later on I realized that it was more, expensive, to print my. PO Box address because it's the same address over. Over over again and. I decided to do. A head. Like a sticker like a paper sticker this is not vinyl, so it's a very very cheap sticker and the, cool thing is that you could do it in colors. Even though it looks very simple, and, like I can't believe I thought about this before it really, improved the speeding which I process, all of my parcels, I also, have, these. Sticker, sheets for. These. Guys I, have a place to not bend sticker, that I put on my, parcel, like on the front, part of my envelopes, and I, also use. Friend. Ed, this. Is kind of my signature because. Okay. This is like a big mistake I. Did. With some of my products I forgot. To put signature. Guys on, my products on some of my products like the. Some. Stickers, and some of the calendars. Like weekly schedules, so, a way of putting your signature, or a way of, a. Lovely, way of people to remind you is this. One so this has my social media and my name, on it so, if there's any products, or. Stuff. Laying around that doesn't have my name on it try. Not to do that in the future by the way put a sticker, put, up earn on it put a sticker on it and, everything. Will be amazing, and nice and useful. Okay. Guys I'm doing some progress with the sticker so know if you can see this, is the last one that I need to check and later on I put, all the stickers together on my, computer. Because. I want to do a print tests, the, reason why I'm doing this is because the. IPad only can draw with. RGB, colors, this procreate, the pro crea so when you put them on the computer I need to check if all the colors look okay SC, y MK. That. Was hard to say in English so. I'm. Going to show you everything but I just want to see if the colors look okay and they're, if if there's enough space to do. The cutting line and stuff like that. The. Colors look great and. I. Can see, that, this is working somehow. But. Now, I need to make sure that. Everything. Else looks, okay and. So. Far so good. Okay. I found something guys, I drew. The, cutting edge of, the stickers because I need to make sure that there's enough space so I don't know if you can see but here, between. Hastings, and East Hill crew there's, not enough space so have, to move. Is hill crew a little bit down below and the, other thing is that the, colors of Jack, in the green which. Is this one here they're too similar even. Though there is a difference, is not that noticeable so. I might, have, to either. Make. Her his. Least. Darker, or his skin tone lighter because. Otherwise you. Won't be able to distinguish. Both skin, and. Hair. Other. Than that I think, I. Might, have to pay. Attention to this situation. Here and I. Wanted, to add two, final, stickers, on this sheet I want, to do you some fries or french fries or like chips here and here. On ice cream because that's quintessential. Hastings. But. Other than that I think were. Okay. Thank. You, yeah. Thank you so much thank. You. So. Maybe you're wondering why I bought, three. Of some pencils, and it's, because you guys this. One this baby, this. Is the color that I am using for my, planner so. All of the textures, that, you. Have seen, on, print, tests, and, stuff like that they. Come from this pencil. And I really like the color and the. Problem, was that I, was running. Out of it and, since I am going to use this baby a lot I decided, to go, ahead and buy three of them thank.

God I found a place in which you can buy. These. Babies. Individually. It. Took me a while to find a place in the UK but. Now I got it and I'm really happy. How. Are you today's Thursday I'm about to draw. A, little bit for, Instagram. Because it's been a while since last time I updated, Instagram. I feel. So guilty. But. It's. Been mainly because, god. These, application. Why are you doing this to our lives. To my marriage. So this, update. Is because, I, also want to recommend you for your shop because we were talking about it. About. Greeting. Cards is our greeting cards is getting us know it's postcards, conman mine. In. The past guys I used to you, everything. In the past was time-consuming. I. Used, to hand stamp. My. Thank-you. Notes for, my online shop. Because. I wanted, to create something special, as. A way to say things for every purchase that was made but. The problem is that. With time it wasn't worth. It not in the sense that I. Loved, doing everything by hand but, it wasn't it just like it was impossible to keep up and now. I decided, I think, last year we found this very good supplier of postcards. Postcard, skies can, be so, freakin, cheap especially. If you produce, them, like. In larger, quantities. And I, thought to myself what a great way to say, things, van. With a postcard, I love the small details, every time you buy from an online shop and I feel like with, so many online shops I feel that. Most, of the cases that. Special. Touch that's, only weird but I know yeah I hope you know what I mean is lost, and that's. Why every time I create a new product that is going to be adapt. Like an extra, to every, parcel, or every order I try to make it as meaningful as, possible so. That's. Why I did a full-color and I added why, it, means so much to me every, purchase and, for. Christmas will have a different, design so, I try to spice, things up every once in a while and the, thank-you note what's something that not, only improve the quality of my parcels, they look more professional and put together but. It, saved me so, much time and, trouble. Hi, guys and, welcome to, my, office one more time. Today. Is Friday it just uploaded. The video that you watched last week right now I have to take care of you orders, that arrived during the night thank. You so much by the way if you, have. Ever. Purchased. Something, on my shelf thank you so much for your support and every. Time I see your comments. By. The moment when you do like to check out you can like leave comments and stuff like that your comments, guys are so freaking, cute. So. Thank you so much I'm tired can you see but I'm drinking coffee so that's great I need, to do do, the orders, and then I think I'm going to keep working on the planner I have, a meeting and then. It's. Friday so, my. My go to gym we have no idea everything. Is open and nice, and, I really wanted, the. Weekend, to arrive so I'm so happy you guys gonna, put you put, you here look I'm, gonna put you here guys. Okay. I just. Came back from lunch.

And I think I'm going to draw, now for, a, couple, of hours before. Going back home, it's. Friday so I, feel like you're half. Half. Productive. Half, on the weekend, so yeah it's it's fine it's fine. But, I want to shoot oh my, god I wanted to end this video with. The. Last thing that I wanted to share because I kept thinking what else can I share. With you guys too, if you have an online shop besides how you produce, the stuff because I have no idea if you do jewelry, or stationery, or stickers, and, I can give you all the places in which I do my, stuff I don't mind, but. No. Matter what you do I think the last thing that I can share with you guys is, to have a good relationship with your post office, when. I started. Back in Berlin, four years ago with my online, shop I remember. I had to do the Q. The. Q every time I went. To post office to process all the orders and that, took me a couple of hours because. Between. Waiting. For the cue from line to move and processing. All of the orders I, wasted. A lot of time of course I tried, I did my best to seize every second on that queue reading my favorite book or listening to my podcast or catching up with messages, and stuff but. What, I highly suggest that at least here in the UK there's a system called drop, and go anyone can apply and, basically, this. Sounds like a sponsored review for Royal Mail basically. It's not, basically. What you do is you, have to sign in and one, allows you is that they give you a card that you can tap up like, a metro, card to, subway, card which. You can then, top-up with money and. Basically. What you do is drop, and go you fill out a form which is a, manifesto. So you fill up this form with, all the addresses. Is not the address is the postcode. At the building, name and number and then. You put your name the, number, of you top and goecart you sign it and you can drop and leave, you. Can drop and go baby you don't have to make, you, do you don't have to wait for your items to process, and that's, great, and, what, that also comes, with the drop and go is that you can, have. This in. Your health, with you these, are all the labels. That. We use when we have to do, some tracking number, services, for some, orders. So. You have here tracking sign or only sign these, are for UK only but this is so cool because when. You sign, in for drop and go, card or when you have one, of these like fancy machines, for. The post office you, can now apply and, you can get this for free on the mail why am i mentioning all, this because, you have saved me so much time and, just, like bad. Misunderstandings. Or like bad. Situations. Or, just being. Grumpy doing, the line and being tired and murderer like the bad side a friend I have, same plane itself so much trouble, and time. With. This system, and I'm sure something. Like this. Exists. No, matter where you live so please have, a good relationship with the people that work at the post office usually. People when they go to post office they're, grumpy I mean the people, tweeting, the stuff so, be always nice to them there are amazing, people doing, the best they can. Yeah. My love's that's I think that's the last advice that, I have to share I feel like I get so many questions and, requests, regarding. Online shops and, selling. Stuff online so I'm. Very happy to share everything I know basically, about. My online. Shop I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, ahead thank you so much to all of my pages because. They allow me to you sit. Down drink coffee listen, to podcast and draw that's, like the dreamiest, life. Ever so thank you so much patrons, for your support, and for being so nice to me, there's. A spider on. My. Window. Thank. God I don't I'm not scared of spiders because, this scene will be horrifying, for some people uh holidays. We can have a nice probably thank you so much for watching I'll, see you next week bye guys, leave, down below any requests. For future videos bye, bye, guys. You.

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OMG thank you so much for NOT showing us the spider! Some people on the internet are not that tactful and they just randomly share pics of spiders without warning, when aracnophobia is the most common phobia in the world and you could be messing with people's mental health.

I deeply appreciate the energy and the love you put into your work. Maybe you can't imagine how inspiring are your posts. Thank you so much! I'm happy for your future and I hope you will keep doing this. Have a great day, M.

You could make your own font of your handwriting for creating the labels?!

Me gustan mucho sus ilustraciones para instagram, pero a veces son demasiado pequeñas para leerlas en el teléfono celular... A pesar de usar lentes a veces cuesta un poco :$

Fran me encantaría que hicieras algún día un video acerca de la impresión! Eres muy buena, y se nota que has tenido todo un pasado y experiencia en eso, estaría increíble ver un video con tu proceso y tus consejos! Porque puede ser un completo caos y gastadera de dinero jajajaja Siempre es lindo verte y escucharte, Fran, gran video

Hi Fran! I love your video as always! I have a question though and I don't know if you answered this already. So you're moving to New York in two months, right? Will you hire a new assistant and rent a new office when you move? I think I'm gonna miss Jas.

you can make a chop for your return address, but is the ink more expensive or print out sticker ?

I just love watching you live your dream every day! You are such an inspiration Fran!

Amo tus vídeos, pero en cerio extraño los que hacías en español, ¿podrías hacer uno es español?, aunque sea muy corto. Yo te conocí por os que subiste en español, hablando sobre tu carrera, realmente me impulsaste a estudiar Diseño. Saludos desde México.

This is literally what I’m going through right now! Was doing small doodles for the card that I add in for my orders as extra padding and it is just too time consuming now but still want to add my personal touch so I really like that idea of adding a postcard. Soon I’ll be able to buy some! Thank you for the tips they have been so helpful!

Holis Fran UwUr♡ Amo tus videos y enserio que ma han sido de mucha ayuda :'D Podrias hacer un video hablando sobre tu experiencia de mudarte a otros paises? xdxdxd Te amoh Fran

Q-Q quisiera comprar algunos de tus libros o planificador o algo pero no tengo el dinero sufro por que te amo y amo tus dibujos

Yo no soy ilustradora ni nada pero me encanta tu canal y tú contenido, eres la onda Fran

Thanks for sharing all of your processes fran, you're super professional it's amazing! :)

I am curious about what are you going to do with all your products when you go to New York.

loving youuu and your fckin amazing videos!

How do you know what to quote for shipping for each of your products? I know you have to manually add it on Etsy. That's the biggest part that has held me back from starting an online shop.

Yes Fran, I do have a suggestion for another video/s, to share some of your food recipes and perhaps even make an illustrated recipe book. That would be fantastic! Your food looks so delicious it makes me want to go vegan, so why not? I also hope that you take us along with you to your moving trip to NY!

Igual cuando me llego tú planner, guardé para siempre TODO (la cajita, el envoltorio, los stickers), porque se nota el cariño que le pones a todos los detalles, eres seca Fran, admiro mucho tu trabajo, saludos desde Antofagasta

I would love for a video where you tell us what all you use for your business! Like what companies you work with for your different products, what shipping materials you use, etc.

Hola!, buenísimas recomendaciones

i want to go to hastings now just to understand these cute stickers

Also that outfit is Hecking CUTE

I love your videos so much Fran. Would love to see you working on the iPad & procreate!!!!

Fran please do let's draw something together vedio

Thank you so much for sharing these great tips, Fran!

Just finished packing all the etsy orders. Thank you for sharing! I love your vlog! I send my items at Germany but I live at Switzerland. Yes waiting for the line makes me so uncomfortable cause the people who works there see me like every week

como puedo obtener lo del apartado postal?

I like the musical taste Would you share your playlist on Soundcloud or Spotify or wherever you listen to the music?

Thank you for all the wonderful advice and sharing your knowledge! It is all super helpful and it's a gift to learn from your experience

This advice is so helpful! I just started my own online shop and it's really nice to get some direction and things for the future.

Where do you order your sticker sheets? I would love to do stickers, but I want a place that will cut out the custom edges not just generic circles or rectangles. Thanks for all this info! My shop is slow right now, but this is good to keep in mind.

I love you, girl

Friday mornings are now officially my "put all work aside, sip tea, draw for fun and watch Fran" mornings. I never thought etsy could work for illustration because I saw it as more of a crafty thing, but now I'm starting up my own shop this summer because of you! I loved your character design video from a while ago of the three weirdos in a coffee shop. I'd love to see more videos of sketching people from life, especially as a step in the character design process. Thanks for sharing such adorable and real content ❤️

It’s funny what you said about your old style of packaging as I kept the envelope and hand printed note you put inside my parcel and I still have it now from my first ever Frannerd order :) x x

Fran , te adoro y me gusta mucho tu trabajo ,eres una gran inspiración para mí.

Hello Fran! This was super helpful!! I dont have a lot going on in my shop but I want to make it a priority. I love the postcard idea because I write thank you notes for each and every purchase I make. As I get busier, its harder to manage that so I love the idea of making a postcard for customers! And the social media sticker is genious

Such a good video! I have the envelope (and postcard) from last year, because I love it and appreciate the effort that you make it so lovely, although it's just an envelope.

Hi fran thank you for all advice and your help I really love your work

Possible video idea: ALL of your alcohol marker collection, with swatches please! :)

Im loving the music!!

Loved this! I just opened my Etsy shop a few weeks ago and these tips will be very helpful in the future! I think you’re going to love shipping from the US, we even have mail carriers who come to your place to pick up your packages so you don’t even have to leave home!

Creo que leíste el mensaje que deje cuando ordene la semana pasada.

Fran, gracias por tomarte tanto tiempo en lo que nos envías.

I envy so much foreign post office services! I live in Brasil and everyone in the whole world knows how ours sucks, cause every time I'm gonna buy something from other countries they always have a special recommendation regarding shipping time and tracking number for Brazilian costumers.

Fefê Torquato So true

Thank you, Fran!

You know what I'd really love to know? about the visa! I also would love to move to the US but I don't have one as I also freelance (I do animation) and unless im hired and get a greencard they wouldn't let me stay. I know you're from Chile so your policy is probably different. It may be delicate subject but if you could it'd be so great to tell us a bit about that. thanks

Hi Fran! Thank you so much for another great video! I just ordered the book yesterday and noticed that you already shipped it!!! I'm so excited for the book and I was very surprise how fast you processed the order! Have a great weekend and keep inspiring!

ahahah that face at the end! you're the best

I just want to say that I keep the envelope where my prints came

Thank you for these tips! I currently hand-write my envelopes but I'm definitely considering investing in a label printer as my online orders increase. I've also been considering a PO box but Royal Mail's are so expensive ahh Also love those stickers, those little running beach huts are so cute

Thanks for the tip, sadly I don't know anyone local who works in an office though!

do you know anyone who works in an office who could accept undelivered post for you? I give my boyfriend's work address as my return address/the address for people to send stuff for me to. You could even ask an office nearby if you don't know anyone, then they'd charge you way less than the Royal Mail!!

lo de que tiramos el envoltorio a los segundos de abrirlo... quiero decirte que no siempre es cierto, me regalaron una de tus ilustraciones (porque saben que las adoro y tal) en Diciembre y era tan cuqui todo que aun tengo el paquete... guardado... como un tesoro. :)

This was very helpful thank you so much!!!❤❤❤

Your “thank you” postcards are taped to my fridge. I love looking at them! :)

Hola Fran esta es la primera vez que hago un comentario en Youtube, hasta ahora era una seguidora silente... Quería decirte que me gustan mucho tus videos, me han ayudado un montón empezando como ilustradora. Así que ¡Gracias! Te quería preguntar acerca de los podcast que siempre mencionas y escuchas. Sabes de algunos chéveres para escuchar en español o en ingles?. En el país donde vivo, Colombia, no es muy usual este tipo de contenido. De nuevo, Gracias, ¡sos demasiado chévere!

Que genial despertar y ver un vídeo tuyo, me encanta ver todo lo que has logrado *-*

¡Gracias por compartir!

you are great, i love your work!!! thank you for shearing!! I noticed the names of your cats... are you spanish-speaker? and what program do you use while drawing and painting on your ipad? THANKS AGAIN!!

Every day Fran posts a video is a truly blessed day ❤

Hi Fran - I love your videos! I have a question about the stickers you sell in your Etsy shop. Do you order the stickers from a printer or do you print and cut them at home? If you order them, do you have a printer you'd recommend? Thanks for all the great advice, I really like the idea of the post cards especially!

Today, I was finally able to order from your etsy shop for the first time! Looking forward to getting the books ❤️ (one day I'm going to be a patron to, just you wait! XD)

ya vienes a México ?? :p

Gracias por todos los consejos!! Esperando el próximo video con muchas ansias, como cada semana jaja ❤

Your videos are ALWAYS inspiring! You always make me feel encouraged to continue my journey as an illustrator... Thank you for that! Cheers from Brazil xx

Idk if you've already tried this but if you want something similar to a handwritten address you would create a font out of your handwritting and use that to type up the addresses.

Siii!!!! Nuevo planner!!! Tengo una duda, por que te vas para USA? PD: Espero que el planner sea mi regalo de navidad, departe de mi novio....(tenia que dejar la indirecta, muy directa para el)

I love you Fran, honestly. The honesty and generosity you have in sharing these things are so valuable, I am so thankful someone like you exists in this world and on this platform. Thank you, Fran!

Yo conservo el sticker de mi pedido pegado en mi diario. Siempre que me piden mi dirección en new York les pasó foto de ese hermoso sticker. Abrazo gordo desde un nublado new York. ❤

Hey Fran, I'm really intrigued by the fact you print your labels with a label printer ; do you not use the royal mail system, where they give you a label to print and stick on your letters (online click and drop)? Have you never had any issues with the drop&go system? I don't know many artists that live in the UK too, so I'm super curious...:) Always love your Vlogs, they are the perfect companion to packaging days

Personal details and little things make all the difference

Hi, Fran! What do you use to cut your sticker sheets out?

Have you ever thought about making a font out of your handwriting? That way you could print the addresses AND still have it be in your writing! Not the same as pen and paper, but a nice touch!

Frannerd i really love your illustrations and your style ..and the colors that you are using...can you please video and talk to us more about colors and how we can choose them ..much love for youuuu

That Portlandia reference


Yo tenia un sobre y se perdio con el cambio de casa, pero aun tengo el post-it con el timbre de cereal, y la libreta que compre me daba tanta pena usarla que la guarde hasta hace unos dias y es una especie de wedding-planner, solo algo asi valia la pena usarla

Thank you for your wonderful videos dear Fran!

Waking up to one of your videos is amazing

Hello from Croatia :)

Thank you so much for all of the useful info Fran!! Opening a shop is a long time dream of mine but also so hard to plan and scary! Now your advice is a great starting point

Es que simplemente me inspiras Fran, gracias por ser tan tu! Nunca cambies te adoro! Y es total admiración mexicana yucateca jijiji

Thank you sooooooooo much for this information!!!!

Fran, you're such a lovely person ❤️ it's so nice seeing your process. I always enjoy your videos. My favorite ones are you drawing and I love love love that you talk about your supplies. If I talk about paint, paper or markers with friends that don't art...they just don't get it. It's so nice to hear you sharing your passions and opinions on art products. Also I would like to know: what nail polish you're wearing? if you have time to respond. It's a really cheerful blue.

Haha omg I love her hands and nail polish as well :) I think I fell in love with blue polish once i saw Fran wear it !

Thank you for your tips. As a newbie etsy store owner, I'll definitely use them once they kick off! (Also, love your shirt!)

Also, on a random note. The postcard that you put into your orders is hanging at my desk at work (It was very nice to receive with the order and I tend to keep things like that when theyre in etsy packages haha)

What about work space tour? Or studio tour. It's so nice to see how much love you put in orders

Gracias por tu video tan orientativo. ¿podrías recordarnos el nombre de la báscula que usas para tus paquetes? y ansiosa de conocer a tus proveedores. Sigue así de genial. Saludos.

Fran! Voy a parecer la fan mas fastidiosa del mundo jajaja pero por favaaar incluye la musica que usas en los creditos. Es que es lo maaas! Suerte en Mexico!

I have saved the parcel/envelope with your hand writing to this day

Hi Fran. Your videos inspire me so much with everything right now. I've been in a deep depression state for the past weeks and you reminds me what are my plans for my career in the future. Keep it up!

What is the machine you used to weigh the package and stamp on the postage?

Which printer do you use??

I applied for drop and go but i was the only person in the area that used it. I had a folder dedicated to me at the post office and the staff always looked so scared when I did it that i decided for their sake to stop using it

Ay Fran eres toda una inspiración! muchas gracias por compartir tanto con nosotros, este verano planteo realizar mis primeros stickers y pins para tener mi propia mini tienda e ir a algunos eventos a vender

Thank you so much for sharing

Thanks for all the tips! Btw, the new characters are so adorable! Have you ever thought about selling patches? I would love to sport your art on my coat, caps, and backpack.

I was wondering about how you send all of your orders and the wonders are answered in this video. Thanks for those tips Fran. Happy Weekend ❤

Hey Fran. Would you mind sharing your nail polish collection? Or writing it in the video description? I love every color you wear on your nails.

Agreed! I want that blue in my life!

Thank you. More money talk, please. By the way, have you considered opening up a cafe? Maybe an art cafe as a side business?

Lovely video. Those little touches always make me so happy when I open my orders. I would love to hear your opinion on what products to make when you first open a shop? I have no idea what is the best way to launch myself onto Etsy. Stickers, zine or badges...what are your opinions? I suppose that question could also be , how to move from a illustrator for fun to an illustrator who makes money. ^^

Hi. Thank you for a great and informative video. Are you happy to advise which supplier you use for your postcards? x x

i dont have an online shop but wowww! you have helped me a lot with all this information! idk how but you did GIRL

Hola Fran :>>> Podrias hacer un video sobre informacion de como imprimir stickers/prints :3 Como el formato o como lo debes de guardar para mejorar la calidad al imprimirlos. Gracias :3

I'm from Mexico

Dear Fran, I'm not sure if I should take an illustrating job I've been offered, considering that I'm 13, or if I'll even have enough time... How would you go about this problem? Please help!

hey fran! Tienes alguna experiencia siendo freelancer en chile??

Simplemente, amo tus vídeos Fran... Me encanta cuando muestras escenas en las que vas a comprar o a hacer tus trámites por la ciudad. Eres súper inspiradora....... Un abrazo desde Chile....

Loved this video, as usual. Even though I don't run a shop I still appreciate your tips and effort you put into sharing so with us! btw, is that carrandache pencil erasable? Really loved the colour x

Fran!!!! Podrías ya hacer un video en español y decir "paloyo" varias veces.

Hi Fran ! My name is Tianhe

I think you are doing good by printing the labels but, in my case, I save every special envelope that is sent by artists/other (I still have yours!). Regarding the signature, I feel like your illustrations are your signature, I just look at them and I see Fran all over the place :3 Thank you for sharing and keep the good work and the lovely videos

Ay siempre que te veo Fran armando pedidos me da unas ganas de dedicarme de lleno a vender. Vengo hace tiempo con un dilema, realizo hace tiempo ilustraciones sobre mi vida con mis gatos (cómics) y desarrolle de a poco un negocio con ello.. vendo el calendario todos los años, postales y stickers en ferias y durante el año hago retratos familiares para los seguidores de la pagina, se fue dando de a poco pero es genial que todos los meses tengo pedidos y es una ayuda grande en el mes en cuanto a dinero, pero también consume la mayor parte de mi tiempo. A su vez una parte de mi como ilustradora siente que si me dedico a expandir ese mundo que es acotado a un personaje y la temática animales no podría expandir mis horizontes en cuanto a la ilustración quizás.. probar otras cosas..como animación, libros infantiles.. es como que quiero probar que mas puedo hacer, pero no puedo hacer ambas, no se si me explico.. es dedicarme a un solo personaje y ya.. pero por otra parte veo estos vídeos y se me enciende una emoción tan grande por desarrollar mi tienda y expandirme! que dilema, algún consejo alguien?

Ah! Ha, your video is making me so excited to receive my order!! Love you muchos Fran!!

Thank you for your video I love watching! You always bring smile to my face and my daughter love you too!

Thank you so much for this, Fran! I have to say, everything I learned about having an online shop basically came from you, and by watching your videos I grew more confident and said to myself: "Let's try this!" So I opened my own etsy shop and so far its been quite a nice journey. I am nowhere near you with how much I sell, you know, it's just a experiment for now, but I am happy I tried it and I learn something new every day. I even did these stickers with my adress on it to print out too, I picked that up before, although having a PO box would be better of course. Anyway, thanks again!

Your face at the end is MY FACE when I see a spider ha ha. Thanks for all the tips!

Thanks for sharing your processes! Always so nice to watch. Love from Berlin!

Oh my, too much woman. Good you started printing your labels you have enough on your plate to handwrite the labels. :o}

I live for your funny faces.

I really enjoy your videos every week and look forward to them. Definitely inspires me to get off my a$$ and try to put my art to use. I love all the behind scenes stuff. You are so freaking cute!!!!

I'm curious about cutting stickers too!

Not sure how to phase this correctly. But when you were living in Chile, did you have any additional problems with the postal service there, when compared to the Germany and England postal services?

Muy bueno! pasate por mi canal de ilustracion y arte!

wow these are such great tips! thanks so much, fran

Hola Frannerd! Es súper interesante el proceso de trabajo de tu tienda en línea, me agradaría saber un poco más de tu experiencia en conseguir los proveedores de impresión y cómo imprimes tus stickers en material transparente. ¡Saludos desde México!

jaja los personajes para la agenda! más tiernos!

Thanks for the useful tips, Fran!

I'm very confused about something. How are you able to print colored labels with Dymo if Dymo printers are only black??

So my next question is how are you printing your stickers? Do you outsource from a printing press?

My absolute favourite type of video!!!! More! More! More! :D xx

Did you know you can use your iPad as a Cintiq? You probably do, but just in case, the app's called: Astropad. :)

unrelated to the video, but I have an adorable little kitten that I took in a couple weeks ago who’s name is Fran!! she makes me think of you :D

El final

Hola Fran! Nunca te he escrito, pero sigo tu canal y tu carrera hace años y me encanta, me inspira mucho la forma que tienes para afrontar tu vida, de manera tan auténtica, a pesar de los miedos e inseguridades que surgen en el camino y te agradezco por eso


thank you for this video! your tips are so good! My webshop is still small and slowly it will grow :) i'm just happy to watch inspiring people like you!

I've barely done any art since leaving art college 3 years ago but daaaamn your videos really make me wanna create!!

Nos inspiras, Fran, muchísimas gracias por tus vídeos, tu esfuerzo y ser tú misma. Nos animas a trabajar duro simplemente mostrando tu día a día y contándonos tus historias. Sigue así!!!

You are seriously the best

I loooove when you call your pencils "these babies" XD

portlandia references are always appreciated

I wish that drop nd go system worked in spain. thanks for the awesome advise!!

ELIDETH GARCIA Hola, yo también iba a escribir lo mismo. Ya cero videos en español. Me gustaría que hicieras uno talvez cada dos meses... No sé algo así.

I really really really enjoy when i saw your video it made me feel so happy and relax

Making friends with your mailman is always a good idea! I leave gifts for my mail man/woman. In the US you dont have to fill out any forms like that as long as your packages are pre-paid you can just drop them off. Depending on where you live you can also have your outgoing mail picked up from your apartment/house for free! (Which is why is a good idea to make friends with your mailman)

Hi Fran, thank you so so much for this video!! It is packed with a lot of great and very useful info. I'd love, one day, to open an Esty shop. I'm still working on it and your videos are awesome and helpful. Thanks to all the advice you give us, they are very much appreciated :)

Hi Fran! I never comment on your videos but i watch every single one and they're so loovelyyyy! I had a question, how do you start personal projects that dont have a deadline?

Yes! Share where you get all your things made as you mentioned :)) stickers, post cards, packaging :D... More etsy shop advice videos! You're the best!!

Hi Fran! I was just wondering what the postage/stampy/machine thing was and why you were using it? Thanks so much for this video, so helpful! xxxxx

This is the best channel. Seriously.

Love your work !!!Especially your line work in your comics, these are really great tips for a online shop

What drawing app do you use on your tablet? :0

I love you and your style

Why if i follow this channel for a long time ago.. i didn't watched this video.. i have an online store.. yep im a amateur is this, but your recommends help me to make these things and troubles more easy to handle and save more time to be more productive.. thanks fran, you are the best :3


Just wondering why you print in CMYK rather than RGB?

Congratulations Fran! ❤️❤️❤️ I love your art especially the colors. Stay awesome!


Why do you recored all the videos in the mirror? But i love your videos

Such a great video! Does anyone know the name of the blue pencil she is using?

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