I had a few wonderful motivators this week:
⭑ I sold a dishcloth - right off my needles! - back in July while I was babysitting. I hung that $5 on my bulletin board to remind me that I can do this. I just need to start and stop being so afraid of failing. Even the lady that bought it from me told me I need to sell them and that she loves them. Which always helps to know that I'm not just making some boring thing :)
⭑ This week: an old high school friend of mine stopped by to buy a quart of homemade applesauce from me and ended up buying 2 scarves, a hat and a matching pair of mittens from me! And promised to tell her friends about my Etsy shop.
All of a sudden I didn't feel silly wanting to sell my knitwear like I have all these years.
All of a sudden I felt like I had something to offer that was worth someone paying me to make. :) So...
⭑ Last night I ordered business cards listing my Etsy shop from vistaprint. Now I'm hooked.
I really want this to work and I feel like I finally have a confidence behind my desire to put it into gear and drive this passion. Heck, I even asked a few of my co-workers today about their experiences selling on Etsy and ended up getting numbers to get together over coffee & swap notes on the process. So we'll see where it goes from here. :)