I had my 100th sale on Monday. Actually I had my 99th, 100th, 101st, and 102nd sale on Monday. It was my best sales day ever. I opened my shop, It’s Still Life, just over 11 months ago on Etsy. When I first opened it, I set a goal of 50 sales in a year. But sales were going well, so I change that a month into my adventure to 100 sales in one year. I would enjoy spending more time on my business, but it is not my top priority, my family is. I am fortunate enough to have a spouse who, with careful spending, provides for our family with his career. My sales help provide for my hobbies and passions.
I love selling on Etsy. It really is a community feel. I have had conversations with amazing people. Only once did I have a bad experience. That is a pretty great average, don’t you think?
So what was my 100th sale, you ask? Something I listed back in December. Something fun and funky…a set of napkin and toothpick holders carved out of wood.
I feel like there should have been a drum roll or something.
The best part was the buyer, Heather, wrote a little note when she purchased it. “So simple…I love it. It is going to a good home. )”. Some how I am sure it is going to a great home.
Just in case you are wondering, my 101st sale was this set of Colonial Mist Pyrex Nesting Bowls. I just recently listed it and hadn’t had time to show you on my blog yet.
My 102nd sale was this wire dairy crate that I listed last fall. Sometimes it takes a while to get a sale. I am learning patience. Well, not really…I should be learning patience. I am just a slow learner.
Here is hoping I hit 115 sales by my one year anniversary. I will let you know.