Hi Guys! I know I have been MIA lately. My grand baby has Pneumonia and a double ear infection (yes the cutie pie in the videos). Plus I have just been brain dead and really have taken a sabbatical trying to assess what I am doing here and how I can meet my goals and needs. Blogging is great and talking on the forums is great but I haven't sold over $100 in the past 6 months online. And fact is $70 of that was from one sale during the Christmas Holidays with the other portion being from my Infinitiessupplies shop. So I had to stop, consider my options and say what am I doing and do I need to keep moving in this direction. With the post from RoseworksJewelry about the Bonanzle venue. I have been playing with it a bit knowing that Etsy has far too many jewelry sellers and just have not been able to compete.
I know the economy is in a rough place right now so was also thinking hey maybe I should destash most of my stuff cuz I need the money with no job and then just start fresh when things are more financially stable. Then I had an EPIPHONY MOMENT and thought Hey why not try doing some traveling trunk shows? I send my jewelry with a friend to work or home, they get orders and customer names and I am not spreading myself thin trying to travel to and fro to make sales. I did my first traveling trunk show with my friend Patti who took it to her school and she made $60 bucks. Hey better than nothing. I went to a close friends house this weekend to have her take it to her job and she bought $60 worth on the spot, kept it all and took it to work with her today and so far has about $30 in sales. Hey that aint too bad. So all that said, I am just playing around with different venues and ideas and trying to figure out what I am doing and can do to bring in ACTUAL income!
Know that I miss all of my Etsyblogger team members and my Pluggers United Team members and hope to be back online full force soon!
Huggles to all of you!