Friday, November 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Truth (My lil' etsy shop)

Five Minute Friday It's been awhile since I've linked up with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Fridays. Basic rule - Write for 5 minutes on one topic, then stop (today's topic: TRUTH).

Well today marks the First Birthday of my little etsy shop, CelebratingTheMoment so I'm kinda celebrating that today, and I thought I'd share a little bit of truth about this past year's adventure on etsy. So, here we go...

 START. The TRUTH is when I opened my etsy shop 1 year ago today, I really doubted if I'd get any sales. But guess what? I got a sale in the first week! So I kept making stuff and selling it.

TRUTH again, I thought my sales would stop after the Christmas season, but they did not. So I kept making stuff.

The TRUTH is that I LOVE selling my stuff on etsy. I got 2 messages from customers yesterday, that reminded me the TRUTH of why I like selling stuff (besides just a little bit of extra income, cause that's the TRUTH too!).
 One said, "I never know what to get for my dad -- this year I will have something special thanks to you!"
The other said, "it arrived safe and undamaged (to Scotland, I might add!) It is a gift for my sister, she is going to be delighted!
You see, giving others the opportunity to purchase little gifts that have meaning to them makes me smile! And with most items under $10, it's certainly easy for others to afford meaningful gifts.

Here are a few stats, for my shop:
  • In the past year I've had 114 orders. 
  • 473 people have 'Favorited' items.
  •  My most popular item is the Name Plate (I've sold 44 since listing this in August!). 
The TRUTH is that this is just a hobby, and I don't know how long it will last, but I've found joy in selling in my lil etsy shop this past year! END.

Oh, and for this weekend only, I'm celebrating my shop's first birthday with 20% off orders with code HAPPY1BIRTHDAY! (11/8-11/10)

Oh and my girls thought they should celebrate my shop's 1 year birthday by eating poptarts for breakfast! Hey, why not?! ;) #CelebratingTheMoments


Kim Adams Morgan said...

Congrats on your 1 year birthday for Etsy!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the success of your store. I love, love, love your Scrabble signs. I spoke of my Scrabble obsession on my about page on my blog. Thanks for sharing about this on your FMF post. I understand your joy in doing it. I'm finding a lot of joy in writing about the Word. It's fun to live our passions, isn't it?

Mel said...

:) Poptarts are definitely a good way to celebrate. :) And congrats to you, sweet friend...smiling with you!