Thursday, January 12, 2012

January on Etsy

As hum drum and down in the dumps as my last few posts have been, I am pleased to share some good news with you!

January has been sort of a good month for my little shop on Etsy.

I have been working really hard on adding stock and even thinking outside the box a little bit. For example, I took this extra large glass jar and did my stucco and paint thing, and voila - I love the way it turned out!

Red Jar Vase

I have been busy with determining what my goals for my work are and trying to get a business plan together. They say that magic number is "100 items" to start selling on Etsy. I was shooting for that goal myself, and had reached it in December. Since then, I have been aiming to stay above that mark. However, I realize that in order for me to make the income that I would like to be pulling in.. well.. I need way more than 100 items. So..that is the plan. Off to get to it.

And thank you all for your kind words and support. It means the world.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, what an accomplishment Kristin! I'm so happy for you. Continue on continuing on, that's the song, right? I wish you the best 2012! Off to check off your shop...

Rose said...

Good luck with your inventory! I have definitely found that having over 100 items in stock and continuing to add at least 1 new item a week definitely helps keep my traffic numbers up. Your red vase is really pretty. :)

Duni said...

That is a beautiful vase, Kristin, and I do love the wall and shelf that you placed it on. I know you're going to miss it...

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Congratulations! You have hit your stride and it will only get better from here. I have always known it. I've been a fan (and a friend) for a long time, now. Every piece you make is unique, creative, original and made with only the warmth and special "touch" you have as an artist. So very happy to hear it. I just wish I had lots of extra income. I'd buy up so many of your beautiful pieces. The ones I have now are such treasures. This red vase is sublime and it is really calling out to me. Gonna go window shop your etsy shop right now. Love and blessings to you! xoxo

Abby said...

I'm so glad you've finally found your rhythm on Etsy! I miss it and hope to get back to it next year, once Brian graduates from school. Your vases are absolutely GORGEOUS and I love sharing your shop with friends! :)
XOXO, Abby

Tammy said...

I think 2012 is going to be a great year for your business. Your red vase is really nice the color is so pretty.