Monday, May 20, 2013

Learning Curves and Listings

New ventures require being stretched. Would you agree? To go out on a limb to  do what you love and hope to make a living from it is a scary thing. I think it takes balls and you cannot allow negative thoughts to influence you. No, no.. not good.

When I listed my first few items on my little shop not so very long ago, I crossed a huge (to me) chasm. And when I got my first couple of sales shortly after, I was encouraged. It motivated me to move forward. I'm pressing on! It's been a slow process at times because other demands have gotten in the way but I'm sticking to it. 

Do you know there are over 19 million items for sale on Etsy? Daunting, isn't it?  But I won't be discouraged (she said with fear and trembling) I can't let that kind of competition intimidate me. Nope. Besides, I have friends in high places. That's a faith statement!

I think I have some cool stuff. I just need to share it with a wider audience. I have my "fan" facebook account. Not much happening there (yet). I'm trying to make good with twitter but I never use it, otherwise. It's fluff to me. And some items get posted on Pinterest. I love that Etsy allows you to pin items to your boards with links to your shop.

I've not been at it that long. It will take time and I have that. I feel I've barely touched the surface considering how much stuff I've acquired. I have a lot of work ahead of me but I just love the quest of finding gems amongst the junk.