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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Open for Business!

Y'all, I have so many blog post drafts pending, but I haven't even taken the time to sit down and finish them because...


...my Etsy shop is OPEN!

I've been talking about doing this for well over a year, partially because I wanted to have all my ducks in a row (good-sized inventory, shipping supplies, logo/branding, good pictures of inventory, etc.) and partially because I was terrified of failing.

I know, I know. How could I fail if never even gave myself the chance to do so? We'll just say that I'm not always logical.

So after much "coaching" from a friend who has an amazingly successful Etsy shop (thanks, Rachel!), I finally bit the bullet.

Can I just say that I have the most supportive friends and family in the world? My super talented sister of Allison Jean Photography designed my Etsy banner, Facebook cover photo, and business cards. (Don't they look awesome?!? And I can say that because I had nothing to do with them, haha.)

And that fear of failure? I had mentally prepped myself to not make that first sale for weeks, but the morning after I initially listed my inventory, I got my email congratulating me on my first sale! To someone in California! Who I didn't know! And then the sales just kept coming. After my sale today to a customer in Florida, I can officially say that I'm coast to coast. :)

I am just so, so thankful. I know that it's rare to get those initial sales so quickly, and I seriously attribute it to the time that Rachel and Allison invested in me (cheesy?). 

So can you do me a favor? If you haven't already, can you "like" my Facebook page? You'll be the first to know about new listings and special discounts.

And here's a little peek at what I'm selling. Check out my Etsy shop for pictures of the individual items!

BURP CLOTHS (lightweight cotton or flannel)

KEY FOBS

TAG BLANKETS

By the way, I'm offering a 10% discount on the entire shop this week with the coupon code GRANDOPENING10, but it ends at the end of Saturday, September 1!

1 comment:

Brooklynn said...

That's so awesome Heather!!! It's amazing what can happen when we put ourselves out there. Proud of you!