Monday, September 8, 2008

My First Year on Etsy



I have celebrated my one year Etsyversary on August 30, 2008, and I have to say it feels good! I tallied all the sales I’ve had, all the Etsy money I’ve made and I feel a bit more seasoned as an Etsy seller. I’ve become a firm believer in re-listing and hanging out in the Promotion Forums, but above all providing excellent customer service and product. I’ve always been my worst critic and my goal is to double the number of sales this year. If you ask me how I did, I’d probably tell you I did ok. But if I reflect on it with an outside perspective (as much as possible), I realize I did pretty good! When I started this blog, one of my first posts was titled “Help me quit my day job” and I feel that I am definitely a step closer and Etsy is the reason. I am still at the same office job, writing this post from my office chair, but I somehow feel a sense of optimist even as our economy is in the shitter, still constantly inspired by Etsy interviews from sellers that have been able to devote themselves to their craft full-time, thinking that one day that will be me. With my classes beginning again this week, I am looking forward to this holiday season with new work and ideas and anxiously awaiting for that first kiln load to be fired, so I can continue to offer my pieces to the Etsy world yet again. I’ve since turned on six other fellow potters and friends to Etsy who are also having a good time. So if you’re reading this blog, and you’ve my customer, friend or just a fellow Etsy seller, thank you.

8 comments:

yellowfish said...

Happy anniversary! :)

Nicki Leigh said...

Congrats on the 1 year!

annewebb said...

Congratulations Alina :)

Sunbasilgarden said...

I really enjoyed reading your article! Congrats on your horizon of hope and such beautiful work!

Love your blog too. BASIL

Debbie Gootter said...

happy etsyversary!

Cara said...

You take fantastic photos of your work!

Mops is cute too.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Pretty work...happy 1 year to you!

Paula said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary. I found you in the Etsy promotion forums, then jumped here, and I am following your blog. I like your work, and your presentation. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog posts.