It has been a long time coming. I finally heard it! Cha-Ching! My first order from my #Etsy shop. I opened my shop September 4, 2014. I remember my excitement. I was up late nights writing descriptions for the dress, posting pictures, adjusting the appearance and reading everything I could get my hands on pertaining to establishing a successful store.
Some days I was excited and some days my vision was blurry about my mission and purpose of having an Etsy shop. I remember a few times feeling so down and wondering, “what am I doing wrong?” and “Am I doing enough!” The more I research about SEO, joined Etsy forums, I felt better and felt this was a “normal” process. I joined a few Etsy groups on facebook and I was able to ask questions and get real answers. I felt like all this info was a gift from God, telling me to hold on it will happen be patient. And I have been doing just that. Holding on and being patient. I continue with my marketing (posting on social media mainly), I continue to blog 😀 and continue to seek out opportunities to showcase my dresses.
The hardest part is fighting my emotions and not giving into the idea of giving up, throwing in the towel, saying screw this I’m out! Honestly, when the thought comes across my mind, something good happens to me. I have had a few people message me to say they love what I am doing and love my dresses. Getting positive feedback on my blogs, all these things keep me going.
At one point in time, I just came to the understanding that things will happen when they are suppose to happen. In the mean time I pull myself up and I keep going. Holding on to my hope, my dreams and the idea it will happen when God decides it is time! I have to stay positive in my thoughts and continue to stay prayerful.
Fast forward to Feb 24th. As I am on my way home I hear a cha-ching. I thought that is not my txt message alert, so what is it. I look down and it says YOU HAVE A NEW ORDER! I about cried right there. I could not jump up and down, I was driving. All I could do is smile from ear to ear, say a small prayer of thanks. Instantly, I relived every negative emotion I have been feeling in the last 6mths, and emotionally kicked them out my brain and told them, “see I told you it would happen!” I am so elated and so motivated right now and I can SEE the pay off.
If you find yourself in a position where you feel nothing is going right. Take a deep breathe, breath, relax, regroup and continue to believe in yourself. I am here to tell you IT WILL HAPPEN!
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Best wishes on your journey!