How The Four P's Helped me Hit 100 Sales!

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I am so excited, I had this feeling after I left on Friday that on Monday I would hit my first major milestone, I just hit 100 sales and I have the four P's to thank for that.

Persistance: Even when sales were slow and I felt like giving up I kept pushing forward. determination is what kept me from closing shop on ETSY. I had this false expectation that just setting up shop would mean sales, now I have learned its determination, promoting, and marketing that gets customers to your shop.

Patience: I had to learn that patience was key to success. It's so easy to get caught up and compare yourself to many other shops on here. Once I learned to be patient I started to not get so down on lack of sales or views during slower times.

Perfection: There is no such thing and ytour shop always has room for improvement. These weekend I will be working on my new spring line, and the pictures are better then the ones I have in the shop... but I always know that you can improve on that. Never fear setting up construction in your shop.

Projects: Keep on crafting. Thats what brought you here. You'll find yourself more happy that your continuing your art, and you'll find customers love the freshness of new items in your shop!

Thank you guys for all your support! This has been a fun and exciting ride to my first 100.

Amber

Posted at 11:16am Feb 22, 2010 EST

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bizyjanes says

That's great! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

Posted at 11:18am Feb 22, 2010 EST

Congratulations Amber!

Posted at 11:18am Feb 22, 2010 EST

Congrats!! I agree with all of those things, but especially like the "perfection" one. Something can always be improved. :-)

Posted at 11:21am Feb 22, 2010 EST

SissysArt says

Thanks for the much needed encouragement! I've been feeling under the weather the past few days so It's really hard to not just stay on th couch with my kleenex and my laptop but I'm forcing myself to create today. I have 4 more sales to go before I hit that first milestone. I've had lots of inquiries this weekend about custom orders so keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted at 11:21am Feb 22, 2010 EST

BebesDecor says

congrats!! heres to many more!

Posted at 11:22am Feb 22, 2010 EST

weirdolls says

Grats, Amber! Funny thing: I actually put the word "Perseverance" on the wall behind my monitor a few month ago. There is something about "P" :)

Posted at 11:22am Feb 22, 2010 EST

I love this... cause I seriously thought one of them would be photography and the next one would be promoting! Great post!

Posted at 11:23am Feb 22, 2010 EST

DoodleStar says

YAY!! Congrats to you - that's fantastic news!!! Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to us all..here's to 100 more :)

Posted at 11:23am Feb 22, 2010 EST

congratulations! and thanks for the encouragement/advise. As a new seller all the information that other artist/designers share is invaluable! make sure you let us know when you hit your next 100!

Posted at 11:25am Feb 22, 2010 EST