Saturday, November 8, 2008
Simply AMAZING! Do you have any idea how hard it is to get anyone to notice you on Etsy much less BUY something from you? So, after about 1 1/2 years I have hit the milestone of 500 sales! Here is a picture of the 500th item sold...
Not the most glamorous thing I sell, but they are something people like because I sell a lot of them.
I am going to have a little think back to when I started my Etsy shop. My friends were HORRIFIED at how cheap my prices were. Well, I had a PLAN...I had all this cheap but cute stuff sitting around. I had very few tools or equipment and I had a dream to learn how to solder and work with Sterling Silver..which I could not afford to do when I started Etsy. So the plan was to use the stuff I had to make sales on Etsy and then gradually start incorporating nicer components...along with a little higher prices.
Guess what? People BOUGHT from me....it was all just stuff that was languishing in my house...I put it together and people gave me money for it.
I saved up and bought a torch and various equipment.....learned how to solder....I now have a pretty darned nice studio set up.....paid for by ALL ETSY MONEY!
My prices are still low...but they are fair to me. I am doing what I love, just had my best month evAR.
There will always be more tools, gems and silver to buy...that is part of the FUN....but I am glad that my business plan has worked out so well. It feels DANG good!!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I used to hold on to way too much. But as I've gotten older I train myself to let go of things that I dont need. But what I have discovered is there are plenty of things I've held onto that aren't things.....they are.....feelings.......anger, fear, resentment, toxic things. I'm getting rid of them slowly.
Now, everything and everyone I hold on to is a decision I have made that I want that in my life....well, some of you I'm sure I'm still deciding on.....oh, and there's a coat I've had for a long time that I cant decide about....but overall, I'm doing pretty well!