2.24.2009

finagling ::

the process of starting your own company is an arduous task. thank God for Etsy as they provided me a community of all things handmade and allowed my foot into the big heavy door of entrepreneurship. the brand image and business card were next up and in the midst of it all, i also thought it'd be fun to have a blogspot sharing my new creations, thoughts, and anything else that is applicable.

i'm extremely thankful that at the one month mark of my launch, i have had 20 etsy sales and numerous offline sales. thankful for friends who have supported my new venture by purchasing my handmade items. the first sale was the most exciting! i think the next level of excitement will come when someone i don't know purchases an item.

how does one continue to market their etsy store after the initial? that is what i'm trying to figure out now. :) any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

6 comments:

Blog Artists said...

Hi Carolai, thanks for following my blog...just wanted to warn you that Blogspot has been deleting annonomous followers from people's blogs...it's been happening all day...
LOTS of marketing is getting the word out there, whether it be through forums or handing out business cards...
Have a good evening...and good luck!

PamperedPapier said...

Congratulations on the awesome success you have had during your first month! Your shop is awesome! I wish you much continued success!

Splendid Things said...

Congrats on 20 sales in only your
1st month! You will do well!

Calvin Lai said...

The site looks great! How exciting. :)

ARTLIFE said...

one person on etsy forums (who has a lot, i mean a lot of sales) recommends asking people who buy from you and who have blogs to blog about their purchase with a picture and if they do this send them a gift.

mustardseedbycarollai said...

thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!