I opened a store on Etsy (a web site for artists/crafters to sell their goods) in 2009. I never found the time to market it. Besides, I am a horrible salesperson. I hate promoting myself. So, of course, I never sold anything.
Then out of the blue, after six quiet years, I get two orders!
It took me about 10 minutes to figure out what had happened when the first one came through last week. I was checking my email at work during lunch, and there was a message saying that someone had sent me money through Paypal. What? At first I was totally stumped. When I figured out why I was getting $14, I was thrilled.
So, I guess I need to get serious about stocking and marketing my Etsy store. I don't think I really believed it would work for me.
So, maybe by next fall I'll be posting about my Etsy store. It's obviously too late for holiday gifts this year, but if you want to see what some of my jewelry looks like, you can find my store here.
In the meantime, I hope you are not tied up with last-minute shopping!