Dec 7, 2016

OBMS: 50

When I first started selling on Etsy - I'm talking about the earrings back in 2015 when I had the shop called something else completely - I didn't have a lot of goals. I thought it would be cool to make a little extra money since we are a one income family but that was about it.

When I decided to change the name and start selling necklaces, I was more hopeful for sales and to actually make money. I didn't really have any big goals or things I wanted to achieve. I pretty much set my re-opening for August 1 and created necklaces that I loved and hoped others would love them too.

It took awhile to get my first sale but it was exciting when it happened. And quite honestly it's exciting every time I get a notification on my phone that I made another sale. And I got more excited each time I saw the sale number get higher. And before I knew it I was wishing for 50 sales and looking forward to that milestone.

Although to some shops that isn't much of a milestone but for my little shop that is run out of my living room (sometimes my kitchen), 50 is a big deal. I started talking to Rob about celebrating when I hit 50 sales. I had no idea what I wanted but I wanted to do something hitting that milestone.

As Christmas has approached, I have had more sales. Pretty much every day I get a notification of a sale (usually the Mountain Necklace - it is definitely the popular one) and before I knew it I was only a handful of sales away from my 50 sales.

In case you missed it, I had knee surgery just recently (crazy idea now considering the holidays and two small kids but I did it anyway) and I'll be honest, my morale hasn't exactly been the best. I haven't been sleeping well and have been in pain (turns out, knee surgery hurts). The day after my surgery was the first time in about two weeks that I didn't have a sale but I took that opportunity to just rest.

It wasn't until the next day when the nerve block wore off and I was in a lot more pain that I really needed that boost. And sure enough, I started getting notifications. Almost back to back to back, I had three sales while I struggled to move around that got my sale count to 49, just one shy of my goal.

It was after a horrible night's sleep where I tossed and turned all night and barely slept that I got a notification in the early morning. I had made another sale. I had made it to my goal of 50!


There won't be any dancing in my future in celebration of hitting this milestone but we did enjoy some Spin Pizza.

And I look forward to hitting another 50. So in celebration of hitting my milestone, I'm offering 20% off your entire purchase for the next week (good until Wednesday, December 14) using the code 50SALES. Go here or click on the icon in the side bar to visit the shop.

And of course, thank you for your support. My shop wouldn't be what it is (nor would this blog either) if if wasn't for you all out there. So thank you a million times.

xo, B

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