Okay, so I failed (a little bit). I was supposed to write my third resolution last night and I’m just now getting to it. We ended up having one of those nights where you feel like you have to go out to eat and drive around because you have so much to talk about. New year, new opportunities, lots to discuss. All positive of course, it just means that by the time we got home my head was on the pillow and I pushed off my resolution.
So here we go. Two posts in one day…I can do this. My third resolution is all business. In the coming year, I want my etsy shop, outodry, to be successful. Not just a few more sales, I want to be out there. Eventually I want to be on the Edor and Polestar level (two shops that I adore and respect greatly, to name a couple). The tough thing with etsy is that there are probably a million shops out there (ex: when you search jewelry on etsy you get 1,874,819 results. And this changes every second.)
So perhaps this means that I need to get my jewelry into some local shops. This is something I have known for a while now, it’s just that one little minor detail that it all comes down to…time. I need more time to address these things. So my goal in the upcoming year is to get my work week down to maybe 3 or 4 days a week, or maybe less hours in a day. Whatever it is, there’s no way I can work a full time job and have a successful shop. Maybe some people out there can do it, but not me. When I get home I am tired, missed the sunlight opportunity for photos, and on Saturday and Sunday there are already a million other things to do. Know what I mean?
“Anything worth doing is worth doing well,” is something that has been on my mind. I believe in my jewelry and have heard people tell me to my face that they love what I create, so now I just have to find the time. My to-do list is exponential, including re-doing my photos (which starts with learning how to take better ones), getting a new banner up, and changing the whole look of things. Next, I’ve heard from so many successful shop owners that you need to be renewing and listing items daily in order for it to be seen. I could go on about this forever so I won’t bore you. But I have read the Seller Handbook, and I have all the tools to create and obtain a community on Facebook and Twitter, thanks to my husband and his genius blog, and I can do this. I just need a little time. Heard that one before, haven’t ya?