Friday, March 13, 2009

Hooray for Etsy Sales!

I first opened my Etsy shop last fall...September I think. Right after I opened, my husband was transferred back to Wisconsin with his company. While the move was a welcome opportunity and change, it did put a little kibosh on my Etsy launch. My new shop ended up with very little attention from me (as well as potential customers).

Now that we are settled, I've been able to spend more time focusing on polishing up my shop appearance, working on photo layout/consistency, designing new items, and promoting my little treasures. Like many sellers, I struggle to have my work seen and stand out in a sea of other items (some of which are outstanding examples of creative and talented artisans and some of which are, lets just say, less than outstanding.)

While I'm not raking in the sales or new customers quite yet, I do consider it a huge victory to have scored three sales this week from three new customers. It gives me hope that, even in tough economic times, those of us who create beautiful things that come from our hearts and souls will not only survive but also succeed.


Southernsideboard said...
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Southernsideboard said...

Hi Wendy. Montie Drinan here. Jamison Kirkwood's mother. You look exactly the same and your jewelry is just beautiful. About your sleeping problem. I did that for about 3 years.....finally broke down and asked the Dr. for help. She prescribed Ambien (I use the generic) and it works wonderfully. I know now that within 30 to 45 minutes after I take it, I am sound asleep. It has even cured my husbands snoring problem. I simply don't hear him anymore. You might give it a try. It surely has changed my life. Keep up the great work. Your Etsy store is nice.
Montie Drinan