Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where the Heck did March go?

I mean, it's already the 24th. I haven't posted an entry since the 19th of last month! I'm slacking big time.

Lets see...what's been going on with me for the last month? Well, I've picked up a few more sales, both online AND offline, which is good. I like selling online but I also like the personalization that selling person to person brings. I get to talk about my product, answer questions directly, and sometimes, get custom orders. I've also been told that it's much easier to buy my products after seeing them physically, because the quality just doesn't show well online (those are not my words, but a customer who had no issues purchasing over $250 worth of items from me at my last show.) I've also been selling with the help of Face Book. Don't roll your eyes over the aspect of Social Buying. I think for individual sellers, it's one of the best tools out there. I know that had it not been for me marketing my items on FB in their open venue I'd be out two sales. And I'll take them from any place I can get them. Anyone who overlooks this valuable resource will surely be left in the dust. Social Buying IS the wave of the future, like it or not.

My Etsy Shop is slowly winding down. I think I have 7 items left in my shop, which is just fine with me. I plan on moving over permanently to Zibbet and I have informed my repeat customers that after my shop is empty, they will have to buy from me via Zibbet. I'm flexible, however, and have no problem invoicing someone if they are not comfortable or ready to join another site. I think I'll be OK with the transition. My repeat customers are mostly from my paper line who still like to order invites from me. Being that I have no problem wearing many hats, I will definitely fulfill any invitation or card orders that come my way. It will be a nice break from what I'm doing at the time (There ARE perks to Adult ADD LOL).

I miss my friend Belinda. I wish I could just pick up the phone and cackle with her and act stupid like only she and I could do together. I truly think a part of you dies too when you lose someone so important to you. My Homie.

Things have been going well...sold two leather cuffs, a bracelet, a necklace, and two guitar straps so far in March, all at over $100 each. Hubs has really been getting into his guitar straps. He's doing a great job. I"m really proud of him.

I'm going to have a jewelry party next month and showcase pearls. I just bought 10 strands and I hope they get here in time for me to make a few samples. At least I can make and deliver after wards if need be. I'm loving pearls. Seriously lately. I'm gonna concentrate on that obsession for a while.


PussDaddy said...

Oh good. Move all your stuff to Zibbet. I already found you there myself.


PussDaddy said...

And I am sorry about your friend Belinda. Don't be crying. But I know you will anyway. I hope you feel better soon.


Ruthie's Girl Designs said...

PD, thanks for the kind words about my friend. It's just some days, some moments, you know? Those times when you know only SHE would appreciate a comment or a crass joke.

Thanks for keeping up with me on Zibbet. It's nice to know that not everyone has given up on hand made items. Some of us really do appreciate buyers and what we do and can get through our real lives pretty quietly with out having to create drama online because our lives are so pathetic. It's sad, really.

PussDaddy said...

It's ok. I mostly know who to buy from and who not to anyway. Some of buyers are (ahem) drama magnets too, lol.

Tracy said...

Sorry about the loss of your friend :(

I'm asking myself the same question "where the heck did March go?" My daughter graduates from high school in June and my other one will start high school. I'd like time to stop for a bit!