Last year on this day I was working on listing my first items in my Etsy shop, driving Jeff crazy in the process (listing items takes longer than you'd think). This decision was a bit of a risk, but then again, what decision in life isn't? I had no idea how to sew, never mind run a business. I decided to open the shop figuring I had nothing to lose. Now one year later, about to sell my items on this site, I am just amazed at where this journey has gone.
I don't want to be cliche and say "if you told me a year ago that my shop would be where it is today, I'd laugh in your face", but seriously I would laugh in your face. I don't have a business degree, or any experience whatsoever in the business area. I came from a Forensic Psychology background, what do I know about running a business? Well, I know a lot more now than I did a year ago and still have a lot to learn.
I know its not normally socially acceptable to praise yourself, people will think you're too full of yourself. Well to those people I say, I am so proud of myself (I've never been the type of person that cares what people say anyway). I went from someone who likes to make crafts for herself to making accessories and selling them for people all over the world.
One of the major reasons this past year has been so successful has been because of the support from my community. And I don't mean community in the local sense, I mean people who have supported me from all across the US. Most of these people are strangers by definition, we've never met in person, but you wouldn't know that by the love they give me and this business. Without you guys my business wouldn't have been a success and there are no words that I can say to express how truly thankful I am to be able to do this with my life.
I am absolutely thrilled to have made it to the 1 year mark and to start year TWO!
My store launches April 11th! In an effort to help spread the word about the upcoming launch, I am having a giveaway on Facebook and Instagram. Comment below letting me know items that you would like to see in my store to enter. I am really going to take these into consideration, so be honest! Feel free to share BizzyBCrafts. com or my blog for extra entries! The winner will be picked Sunday night by random. And the prize is a $20 shop credit.
I love you all