Each month I set an Etsy goal for myself. Sometimes I meet it, sometimes I don’t, but I find they are helpful in keeping me motivated. Usually they are fairly small goals like “I want to sell more than I did last year at this time”. In the back of my head though I have this “I want to average an item a day” goal. I came achingly close a couple times, but it always just out of reach. Until now. Last night I reached 31 items for March with a week left to go! And I am just 1 item away from a larger goal of 300 items sold.
Having been a member of Etsy since Jan. 2006 I have a large time frame to look over to see the growth. Compare my sales for the first three months of the last 3 years
2006 2007 2008
Jan 3 5 24
Feb 3 8 12
Mar 3 5 31*
* Not final total
I started using SaleAlert a couple months ago to let me know when I sell something or I am lucky enough to be on the front page. They just send a text message to my phone. I have found it helpful to see what time sales happen. (Like 4:45 a.m. That was one time I wasn’t sad to be woken up.) Now I am not tied to my computer Hitting the refresh button waiting for magic to happen. I can actually work on being creative.