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Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Goals

Well, 2010 is rapidly coming to a close and its time for a quick look back, and to plan for the future. Today marks my one year "etsyversary". I set a small goal for myself after a VERY slow start to selling online. My goal was to sell one item a week, or 52 items total. I met and surpassed that goal and made 57 online sales. I also made another couple dozen sales to friends, family, and at craft shows. I did 2 craft shows this past year, with one being classified as an absolute learning experience!! It was an awful show other wise, but I gained a lot of information, and my next show was much more successful.

So my goals for 2011 are a little loftier.
1.  I would like to double my Etsy sales to 104 for the year. Thats essentially 2 a week, or 8 a month. In those terms it seems much less daunting.

2.  Participate in at least 4 craft shows. This will really help get my name out in my local community, not just the online community. There is one I wanted to do this year, but couldn't find how to apply. Well, I know what I need to do now to participate so that's one show down. And it will be back in North Carolina, at the beach I usually go to with my girlfriends. So It will be an awesome opportunity to get back together with my girlfriends who I will be moving away from shortly.

3.  My goals for creating products is a tough one. I will say that I need to dedicate 5 hours a week to product creation only. This can always be changed as my life changes. Right now, I may not be working after wednesday for the next few weeks, to months!!! Scary thought, but our life is in major flux and all I can do is roll with the punches. So I can use it as an opportunity to create like crazy.

More goals and ideas will surely come as the year rolls on and I enter a new phase of my life.

Good Luck to all in 2011!!!!


  1. Turtle, congrats on your Etsyversary and on achieving your goals. I wish you the best in reaching your 2011 goals.

  2. Wow ... it's your one year "etsyversary"! A sale a week is more than I've accomplished on Etsy, turtle, so big congrats.

    Here's to even more success in twenty-eleven ...


  3. So Great!!! Congratulations!!!

    Good Luck with your Goals!!!


  4. Great goals! Congrats on meeting your previous ones and good luck on your future ones!

  5. Congrats on your etsyversary! I wish you reach your goals by double the sales!
    Feel better and would like to see more often in the frenzy!
    Good luck!

  6. I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for your shop! GOOD LUCK.

  7. I think 2011 will bring some great new things to your store. Good luck and don't give up!

  8. wonderful goals! Good luck on everything! :)

  9. Hey, turtle!

    Thanks for reminding me to make New Year's Resolutions for my