Thursday, February 18, 2010

Law of Attraction

It has been a month (+ 17 days to be exact ) that I've started selling my handmade items on Etsy and sadly enough I sold only 5 items in January, less than I expected it to be. Perhaps I put a high expectation that I would sell 5 items per day instead of per month!

Anyway, yesterday, despite a very slow business, depressing weather, and school holidays (24/7 constantly busy with M & Y) I kept my head up! I think positive --"if you really want something and truly believe it's possible, you'll get it ", so I console myself that I shouldn't feel bad for not being able to sell anything yet this month, I still have time before March!

Anyway, I can't afford to think, let alone to do anything much regarding my Etsy shop since M & Y at home, I have no choice but keeping myself occupied with them, baking cupcakes, doing puzzles, watching Jurassic I, II & III with them in a row! phewww!

Later in the afternoon, while M doing his homework, I grab the opportunity to check my mail, and for some reason I came across one of my 2 weeks old email from this lovely lady Theresa, from redvelvetconfections which I met in one of Etsy forum. She was interested to feature one of my brooch in her blog and in her email she mentioned that my brooch will be featured on the 17th Feb (which I gave her permission by the way! but I totally forgot about that), so I quickly went to her blog redvelvetconfections and voila...there are two pictures of my brooch in her blog.

I am so happy, eventhough it is not a big deal to some people but to me it is really something, considering I am very green in this area, I can't help it but to feel a bit “tiny-winy-itsy- bitsy-(humbly) proud” the fact that I've designed and made that brooch! It certainly put a big wide smile on my face :).

So this morning, as usual, after preparing breakfast for my kids, empty dishwasher and doing all the boring house chores, I finally get a few minutes to check my mail...and guess what? I just received a message from my customer and she is very happy with my products and decided to custom order for more items this week!! I am really happy when I read her like...for 17 days no sale and now I received order for couple of items!. I'm super happy!

So (the Secret) moral of the story is never underestimate the “Law of Attraction”...


  1. How wonderful you got an order finally. Your items are very nice. I have a hard time selling on Etsy only 9 sales in year. I am trying Artfire now, we will see what happens, but mostly I sell from my own website which that works the best for me and I get sales all the time there, but I am always trying to get more!
    Isn't housework so mundane? I hate putting dishes away. I want to make a brooch someday soon. Was thinking of some ideas just the other day. I am off to see your brooches! Have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks Kat, you make such a beautiful jewelleries yourself :) I went to your webshop and have seen so many lovely things there, good job! I wish you all the best and I'm looking forward to see your brooch, don't forget to post it in your blog :)

  3. Wow I didn't realize you have only been on Etsy for not even 2 months & have already sold 5 items! That is actually very impressive, and you should be very proud of yourself! If you browse around at other people's shops, you will notice that there are ALOT of people on Etsy that make beautiful things and have sold 5 things in a year! And that is so great you have already been featured in a blog & have a repeat customer! Just think of it this way, there are a TON of people selling on Etsy. And out of ALL those people you have sold 5 items! Selling online is hard, you have to work at it. But the key is not to give up. I will be very upset if you do ;) I think you will be very successful, it just might take some time!

  4. Paige thank you so much for your kind words. I will try to work harder and not to give up :)