July 27, 2009
I have this post I want to write, but words never come easily to me. I’ve never been one who’s good with words. Give me something to make.
Ok. I have always, or for as long as I can remember, had this dream of being successful using my creative talents. I started selling my jewelry online in December. I have worked and worked and everyday I feel like I’m making progress in that my product photos are better than when I first started, my items are better than when I first started, my descriptions, my marketing, etc. Of course, there is a lot of room for improvement still, but I work at it everyday so I try not to be too hard on myself when things aren’t going how I would like.
I’ve had many a day when I just wanted to throw my hands up and be done with it all, believe me. But, I would never actually do that. I want this and I believe in myself and my product. When the sales don’t come in , you ask yourself a million questions. ” Am I in denial? Is my stuff just not as good as I think it is?”, “Are my prices too high?, are my pictures not good?, Are people afraid to buy from Ireland?” and a hundred other questions.
I’ve had sales and I am grateful for every single one of them. It’s consistency that I am after. I go weeks sometimes without a sale and I rack my brain looking for reasons. I know the economy is bad, but people are still buying. I know that jewelry is a very over saturated market, but people are still selling it consistently everyday. I don’t want to make or find excuses, I want to be successful.
Gosh, this is turning into a bit of a rant – wasn’t intended that way, lol.
The point of this post? My hard work is paying off. My pictures and product were “good enough” to make it into an Etsy weekend deals gift guide. This is something I have strived for, for a long time, but it always eluded me. I know how important it is to be seen, but getting seen, on Etsy, amongst the million other jewelry sellers, is hard, to say the least.
See down there in the corner? That’s me!! I have proof. haha
So… I am just very happy. Very proud of myself. I know this was just one weekend, and I hope that it wasn’t a one time thing. No, I know that it wasn’t a one time thing because I will continue to work my arse off. It’s just a really, really great feeling to know that your hard work is paying off, not just monetarily.
It was a very successful weekend for me and I’m still a little bit in shock I think. Success can be scary, at least for me. That’s another hurdle I must conquer.
I just want to thank every single person who has ever supported me or believed in me with sincerity. Or bought my stuff. :)
It really was amazing and I am just so, so grateful.
Thank you. :)