I spent a lot of time changing all my tags and titles for every items in my shop, and since the beginning of the year my Etsy sales have doubled each month compared to what I did last year.
When I made the plan to grow my business, I decided to do more art/craft shows. I mentioned before that doing shows is a challenge for me because I had surgery on both of my knees, but I decided I wanted to make more money so I have add a show to my schedule every month.
My shows have been going well, and with my show income and my etsy income, business is looking good.
Last month I added a couple big projects to my plate. I had an order for 60 necklaces for a non-profit organization, that took almost 2 weeks to complete. I was so happy when they were done and I was able to ship them out! I recently found out that Willy Mays, Bill Clinton, and Michael Reagan were each be given one of the necklaces.
|I made 60 of these|
As a member of The Artisan Group I had the opportunity to include a piece of my jewelry in a gift basket for American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, and Nia Peeples a star on Pretty Little Liars. It was fun to create pieces for both these lovey ladies.
I realized that I need to create a list of how I define success to help me put things in perspective.
My sister and I are going on vacation tomorrow. We are driving to Colorado and checking out galleries in a variety of cities across the state. During this trip I am going to work on my success list. So as I start crossing things off my list, it will help me appreciate the success my business is experiencing.
Do you have a list of how you define success for your business?