Friday, January 30, 2009

Favorite Thing of the Week ~ New Possibilities

My little garter business has had a very successful week. In fact, I’ve sold more individual garters and garter sets this week than I have in the past eight weeks or so combined. I’m not sure what the exact reason for this sudden and exciting increase is ~ it could be a result of the Etsy showcase I did last Saturday (I only sold one on the actual day of the showcase, but maybe brides saw my items that day and waited a few days before placing their order) or it could just be that wedding season is rapidly approaching. Whatever the reason, my success this week has opened my eyes to new possibilities for me and my business.

I have been toying with the idea of expanding the types of bridal accessories I offer on Etsy and through my website to include ring pillows, hair accessories, and bridal bags/purses for several weeks now, and after this past week, I really feel like such an expansion could be successful. It will take a lot of work and time to build up an inventory, but the possibility is definitely there and I’m ecstatic about it.

Growing my business leads directly to another possibility ~ cutting back my hours at my day job to focus more on my garters and other accessories. I have always always wanted to support myself by not only doing something I love, but also by doing something creative. Of course, I’m a LONG way off from being able to walk away from my desk job, but the possibility of working less and creating more is closer to becoming a reality!

Pondering all the possibilities,


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Congrats on your sales this week...that is awesome! My dream and goal for this year is to start an etsy shop. Isn't it wonderful that you can build your business through blogging? I LOVE that!