Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My 100th item going out the door today.
Wow. I got my 100th sale today. Almost a year to the day of my first sale on Etsy.
I posted about this milestone in the forums on Etsy and someone asked "Which felt better - the 1st sale or the 100th?"
I didn't have to think long before realizing that the 100th sale feels better. It took over a year of product development, learning the ropes on Etsy, several failed products, days of reading forums and blogs, making products, uploading photos, banners, avatars and descriptions, agonizing over whether customers will like my work; and plain, old work to get to that 100th sale. That, my friends, is why they call them milestones. They are hard won and much appreciated.
The first sale was a matter of blind faith. That sale spurred me on, true; but, ultimately, the desire to succeed and love of my craft is what keeps me going.
So happy 100th sale. 101 is gonna feel great, too...
A personal milestone...I went bra shopping with my daughter this evening. She is EIGHT. Yes - you read it right - eight years old. She now has a few actual little bras. They are growing up at warp speed these day. Scary...
Posted by Melanie at 7:04 PM