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Last updated on April 2nd, 2012 at 03:12 pm
A long holiday weekend and not very much to show for it except for a few sunburn areas while grabbing what Northern California sun decided to peek through. I managed to finish my catalog (offline) and make a serious dent in the descriptions for the products that still need to go online. So far the product count online stands at 10.
So what’s slowing me down? I was seriously sidetracked this weekend by other ventures or side ventures that all seemed to be related to For Your Adornment. Or at least I thought at first. I did make a necklace with a technique I had never tried before with some success. I also finished a book, never mind that I had read it before. Still a great book even after 15 years.
I researched using Esty.com as another option for selling my jewelry, and that’s about as far as I got. What slowed me down when I got there is what we used to refer to in the IT department as “impostor syndrome”. This is the feeling that by comparing your capabilities or background or creativity to the new person (or really experienced person) your self-esteem goes down the tubes, fast. I have to stop looking and start putting a few items on Etsy to test the process.
I would love to hear from anyone that is using Etsy. What has your experience been? Is this your only selling venue online? Feedback totally welcome.
As far as keeping up the momentum, I’m looking at Veronica, Danelle and Dawnda just this week for my inspiration. There’s nothing better than the deep breath you experience when you aren’t alone on the path.
All the sparkle of summer for you and yours – Heather
(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.Â Heather’s post day is Thursday and her soon to be launched jewelry site is For Your Adornment)
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and serial entrepreneur who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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