Selling your creations online can be nerve-wracking ! It is an up and down emotional rollercoaster ride. Every time I sell something I think "YAY someone likes my style!!" then when a couple of days or weeks go by with no sells I start to sink into a funk, thoughts go through my head... Were those other sells just a fluke and people really dont' like my stuff??? then BAM I will make a sale and I am on top of the world again! I know I am being silly but this isn't like having an actual physical store where you can see the customers come in the door and keep a mental tally of what they look at and what they pass by! Everything online happens behind the scenes until you get that email from PayPal stating that you have received an instant payment! The funny thing... I didn't get into this to make money! I started doing this just making things for myself and I thought "Hey, maybe other people will like my stuff too!" so I just went for it. I think what it comes down to is that I have kind of an obsessive personality (that is what Darci says anyway lol) and I try so hard to make everything perfect (it's the control freak in me) that if things don't go exactly to plan I kind of go off the deep end! Really this whole experience has been an extreme exercise in patience for me... and I am FAR from a patient person! Sure I can sit and spend 4 hours on a new earring or necklace design (see??? Obsessive) but when I am waiting for other people I want it to happen NOW!
I cannot really explain the feeling I get when I do sell something, I get excited and call Kevin (my husband) at work and tell him, I am sure that he is getting pretty sick of the calls! All I can think is "Wow, someone who doesn't even know me, out there in some distant place liked my stuff enough to want to wear it or give it as a gift to someone they care about and PAY MONEY FOR IT!!!! MY STUFF!! ME!! a stay at home Mom in Colorado!" it's pretty exciting to say the least!
I guess I just need to learn to calm down eh? :o)
Just wanted to share this awesome web site I found recently, Handmade Jewelry They feature handmade jewelry and 10% of each sale goes to Susan G. Komen For The Cure®