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Do you ever worry that your products are undesirable?

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Inactive Etsy Member 12:57pm Apr 16, 2012 EDT
More to the point haven't been opened that long
You already got a couple of sales....I know I was opened for about 3 -4 weeks before I got a sale.

You have a great looking shop...with things that people search for all the time. Shell art, hair just need to keep positive, and the right buyers will come....

You could line up 10 people OP, and each one would have a different opinion of your shop. If someone gives you a tip, and it's phrased in a helpful loving way..then, it's good to listen to that.

If someone makes snarky and super rude remarks, without any helpful value....always remember...that's coming from their own inner feelings and thoughts...their own sadness, their own envy...all of the places inside of them that probably feels unfulfilled to some degree. It's better to let those kind of remarks bounce off of you....believe in what you are doing ...and press onward.

You got a nice thing goin' on...give people some time to discover you...and you're going to do just fine...betcha.
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Inactive Etsy Member 1:02pm Apr 16, 2012 EDT
Don't stress over the negative nellies in life, they'll get their own someday.
I was told many things, but with time you learn not to believe everything you've been said. Just have faith in yourself, do what you love doing, smile along and let them talk:)
Common and useless are usually these people you hear saying stupid things, I saw nothing of that kind in your shop.
If you don't mind, I would give one tiny piece of advice, ship worldwide if you can.
Hey, even I have an audience and I've been selling my ugly dolls online for almost 12 years.
You would be surprised at who buys my dolls...and most of my customers are men.
My dolls are not for everyone. But the people who like them buy them. That's all that matters.

There's something for everyone.
I know the feeling lately - have been spending a lot of time working on my shop, listing more items, networking etc etc. Views and favourites have picked up but still no sales so maybe my items just aren't unique enough. I guess either way I enjoy it so doesn't matter - although the jewellery is taking over my house!! Jewellery is one of the most competitive categories anyway.
When I first started making my glass beads a friend's comment on seeing what I made was "what a useless thing".
It really didn't bother me because I loved making them so much.
It's been 12 years & I still love making them. (Some people seem to like them too.)
I am new to Etsy, didnt realize people would be saying unkind things, well thats their problem, hope it makes them feel good! I luv your items, especially the Mussels necklace. Keep on truckin Girlfriend!
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:47pm Apr 16, 2012 EDT
I have only really had good comments, However my own lack of confidence means its taken 4 years of convincing before I have dared to take the risk as I have my own doubts :)
Everything has a market. When the right person stumbles on your shop, they will buy, and buy, and buy some more :)

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