Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What do you consider success?

I have often wondered what each individual considers what makes them successful on Etsy, or any online selling site.
Is it how many sales you make in a certain amount of time..Or how many people you have in your circles, or how many items you have listed for sale?

I know each one of us wants to be successful monetary. It is a lot of work to try to sell online.
I never had a clue how much it takes to promote yourself!

For myself, I would like to keep at least 200 items in my shop for sale. So far I've not reached that number. I want my shop to become more well known, and to have more in my circles.
I work on this everyday and try to add new people to all the promotional sites I am on.

The reason I started selling online in the first place, is I can't work outside the home in the workforce
When you are having to work outside the home you always think "I wish I didn't have to work everyday". Or at least that's what I always said.
I raised three kids on my own for years and I worked three jobs trying to support them.
Thankfully, I had a wonderful Grandmother that kept them for me, so I didn't have to worry about how they were being treated.

Now, I cant work outside the home due to physical problems, and I wish I  could.
I am always thinking, "What more can I do to be a success in selling?"
It is hard being a one income family these days as most of you know. I feel bad for my husband that he struggles with feeling inadequate with how much money he makes.
He did a lot better when we were in the Northwest, but we moved here in Ky for family and the pay is not that great.

I know there are people out there that have money, enjoy homemade items and love shopping online. SO, how do I find them?

I don't give up easily, so I will keep plugging along each day and hopefully my shop will become more well known.
As most of you know my favorite thing to add and create are my flowers from pencil shavings.
I had them in stores before when I lived in the Northwest and was doing well with selling them.
Where I live now I would have to drive too far to be able to promote them in stores.
I think you have to see them in person to really appreciate them.

What makes your shop work for you.. What do you do different to be successful, and what does your success consist of?