I am so excited! I hit a milestone today. I made my one thousand sales on Etsy! To my wonderful customers, THANK YOU!
I started my current shop Plum Beadacious on Etsy in February 2008, so it took 6 full years to get to this point. I was so green then, and lacked the knowledge I needed to be a successful handmade entrepreneur. At that time I took some photos of my limited number of jewelry items, wrote what I thought was a good description, and posted them for sale. I would go a month or so between sales, and I did not attend to it as well as I should have.
Yet it was a constant dream of mine to create beautiful jewelry and sell in on Etsy. I bought books on the subject, read the information on Etsy, and constantly scoured the internet for help and advice on everything including identifying my market, taking good photos, writing good descriptions, pricing my work, and social media to get the word out.
Although I hit this milestone that seemed as though it would never come, it is pointing me onward to reach the next milestone. I truly enjoy doing this business and would love to share with you about selling handmade products online. If I can help someone else along the way, that would be wonderful.
Enjoy each facet of your small business or whatever it is that you do.