Just popping in to share a piece of good news. I made my first ever Etsy sale! This probably won't mean much to those of you who get regular, and frequent, sales. But it means a tremendous amount to me that someone from across the world wanted something I made enough to pay for it, and was willing to wait 2 weeks to receive it. If you've been reading my blog, you'll know that I'm visited by self-doubt pretty regularly, especially when it comes to jewellery-making. Thoughts like 'it's just not good or pretty enough to sell' and 'no one will ever buy it' are common.
Don't get me wrong. I don't make jewellery for the sake of selling. I make it because I love pretty things and because I find the whole process therapeutic and a wonderful change from my regular day job. But getting a sale is like the cherry on top. It's a bonus and it makes me happy. Plus it keeps the self-doubt at bay. At least for a while.
What was it like for you when you made your first online sale?