Don't get me wrong, I get a little giddy and my heart picks up a bit every time I get an email that says "Etsy Order From ..." but today was a little extra special. Earlier this year I decided that I needed to set some goals for the shop. Something realistic and attainable.
My shop is just my part time job, something to keep me busy and out of trouble while Andrew finished law school and studied for the bar. I decided that I wanted to try to get just 52 sales in my first year so I could average about 1 sale per week. At the time I think I was about half way through the year and at about 20 sales, so it was going to be a bit of a stretch, but who doesn't like a good challenge right?
Over the months I've done a lot of tinkering because I'm still learning how to be an entrepreneur. I've tried joining different Etsy teams, taken new photos, promoted things, Twitter, new product lines .... and it all seems to have helped because today's "Etsy Order From..." email made me hit 51 sales!!! Only 1 more to go by the end of this month to hit my goal!!
This is giving me a lot of confidence with the months to come. If I can make 1 sale a week every week while I'm working on the store just a few hours a week, who knows where I can take this once I'm working on it full time! I would love to expand things to have more knitted sets that coordinate and to sell them in actual stores. I want to expand my stationary and do more wedding invitations. So much to do!
So today I'm a happy camper :) I'm quitting my day job in one week and I can't wait to see what is ahead for many, many reasons :)
Until the next time ...
The girl behind the lama