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August 19, 2010

200th etsy sale!

Last week, I had a 200th sale on my etsy shop. It might be a small accomplishment, but I felt so good about it.

It has been about two years since I started selling on etsy. When I started making clothes, I had no intention to sell at all. I was making them just for fun, and mostly, I didn't think I was good enough to be able to make clothes for someone else. Then I found out about Etsy and and how easy it is to set up a shop there. Plus, my friend, Naoko and my husband convinced me that I can do this. (I would never have done this without their push! I so appreciate them!!)

My very first sale came in a month after I opened a shop. When I received "Etsy Transaction" email to notify me of the sale, I just could not believe someone bought my handmade clothes. I was thrilled.

After that, everything was a learning experience for me. From custom order, consignment to wholesale deal, I had to kind of figure out the way by myself with some help from my husband and friends, since I have no background in designing or fashion business. But it has been a great, great experience! I love the every minute of it.

After running the shop for two years, I'm finally beginning to learn to deal with both busy time and slow time. When I'm busy and feel like I'm a sewing machine, I complain that I have no time to design new clothes. But when the shop is slow, I worry that there might be something wrong with me or clothes. I'm beginning to learn to use slow time wisely to criticize my shop, design new clothes, and pump out as much as I can to post new clothes at least a couple times a week. At the same time, I try to just shut up and get things done when things are crazy busy!

Anyway, whoever reading my blog, or has bought something from me, I want to thank you so much for your support! xx

8 comments:

Taylor said...

CONGRATS on your 200th!!!! That is awesome! I wish ya much much more success!!! I look forward to the same success!!

Have a great Thursday!

Taylor

::HARUNA:: said...

congrats! that is so exciting!!
I don't know how you manage to have a full-time job and an busy successful Etsy shop!! you're pretty amazing :)

Kat said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting.

Felicity said...

Congratulations, what a great accomplishment!!

Sophia said...

Congratulations! Your clothes are gorgeous and I'm not surprised by your many sales. How you fit your sewing and job in I do not know, but wish you every success for the future :)

Faye Lewis said...

Sounds like a BIG accomplishment to me. Contrats!!!

charlotteauzou said...

This is so inspiring ! I am thinking of starting my own etsy shop but I am afraid I won't have time to do it all. Thanks for sharing your experience, it got me motivated to do it !

vivatveritas said...

thank you so much for your encouragement! xx