It all started when a dear friend of mine introduced me to Etsy. After finding out about Etsy and the world of selling online I was excited to come up with new creations. I had awesome ideas, great plans, and high hopes for Collie Ollie's. The only problem was I didn't start getting sales until June and even then it felt like a sale here or there. Starting late in the summer I really sat back to think about my niche, photo quality, and item descriptions. I also invested money into buying nicer fabric and materials instead of trying to make items out of dated scraps I found at my mom's house (no offense mom). After taking the time to do the research and creating a new plan I came up with some promising items for the fall and winter.
That was just what I needed for my sales to pick up. Sales have continued and now I'm always working on something. However, I do know that I have a lot of work to do if I want to continue to have a successful shop. My goals for this spring and summer are to:
- Weed out my Etsy shop, as I have way too many items and I think having a smaller focus would be more beneficial to my shop.
- I would like to take better and more consistent photos.
- Introduce 3 new items.
- And of course get more organized!