Yesterday we had our first sale on our Etsy store. It was such a relief. I had been listing new items, scouring for great deals, trying to take the best photos possible. And it was weeks we only views and favorites on our shop. But finally yesterday, as I checked on my phone as I was leaving work, I saw we had our first sale! Instant mood increase!
Sometimes things seem like they’re not going anywhere. Sometimes you open your thoughts to the world only to get crickets back. Keep going. You just have to keep going. As long as you love what you’re doing and put passion behind your action, it will start to click and the needle will start to move.
This kind of touches back on my post about consistency from earlier this week. You just need to keep putting effort and time towards it and eventually the results will follow. Just have patience and have consistency. To all of those out there who are trying but aren’t seeing the results that they want, just know that every action is creating a difference. It might not be one that’s visible now, but you are slowly shaping the future outcome. As long as you keep just putting in the time, one day it will all click.
I know it’s just one sale and we’re not millionaires (yet), but I think getting over that first hurdle is HUGE. It’s broken down the barriers and made our whole dream plausible. It’s like, if one person agreed, than probably more will too. This shift in mindset is just the motivation that we need to keep finding new inventory, keep promoting, and keep our dream alive. It’s just the first sale, but it’s the most important sale.