Monday, 4 January 2010

A Good Start

Well the new year started has well, as I have already had my first Folksy sale of the year. This is very exciting as this shop has been very slow. So I have my fingers crossed that its the start of things to come.

I spent yesterday sorting my stock box and getting organised. I also took lots of photo's of items I want to list over the next few days (I have a lot of listing to do). I can't wait till the spring as my winter photo's are so rubbish, even yesterday when it was fairly sunny everything looks dark, but they will have to do for now.

As well as new listings and having a sort out of my Folksy shop and I am also planning on having a bit of a relaunch in my Etsy Shop. I haven't had any sales through Etsy yet. I find Etsy so huge and competitive, but I know some people who do really well through it, so I think as I do have quite a bit of stock at the moment (and no fairs planned) I may as well try putting some new items on Etsy, I certainly have nothing to loose.

I have also been looking at some of my prices. I know I have written about pricing lots of times. Its something I find quite hard. I know how you are meant to do it, but I think if I really charge my time at a decent rate I would never sell anything. Having said that I have been looking at some of my items particularly my textiles art pieces and I think maybe I am selling them too cheaply. So I have increased some of my prices slightly. I have been thinking about this for a while and have come to the conclusion that I really need to charge a bit more for some items. But I hope the prices still seem reasonable and affordable.

So all in all yesterday was a good and productive day. Here's to many more this year.

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