Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Painting

Today as I was spending more time than I should on Pinterest I came across a painting I loved so I decided to make my own. I haven't painted for quite some time, and I have missed it. I meant to take a picture of my painting so far, but I forgot... so I will take one tomorrow and post it on my Instagram. It's not done yet, but I plan on working on it more tomorrow and hopefully having it finished by Friday.
I have a bad habit of starting a project, and then never finishing it. My other problem is I keep working on the same painting forever and can never decide when I am done.
How do you decide when you are done with a painting?

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Beginnings

The Simple Remnant etsy shop has been open since March, and in that time I have had a decent amount of views, but not to many sales. So I have been trying to figure out why that is. I finally received some great insight, and have since made some changes. Prices have gone up, but I did that to reflect the quality of my products. Also, because prices were raised, I have created some new listings for sets of earrings in which you will receive two or three pairs for a discounted price. I am hoping that these changes will bring in more customers, but this whole thing is a work in progress and a learning experience.
Just in these past few months I have learned a lot about how to market a product, how to appeal to your audience, and how not to do it. It's been a challenge, and sometimes I felt like giving up, but I'm still going and still learning.
This weekend we plan on being at the Wentzville Flea Market to set up a table and sell. I'm hoping it goes well, but the thought of standing there listening to what people think of my product it terrifying. I love my product, and I'm just hoping everyone else will to. Thankfully, Adam will be helping me so I don't have to do this all alone. It's nice to have a supporter, and he's the best.

Well that's all I have for now, so I will leave you with a picture of some of my items, and this coupon code specially made for those who read my blog.

Coupon Code: BLOGGER
(This code will get you free shipping until the end of August)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Back to School Sale

From now until Friday (Aug. 9) when you spend $10.00 in the Simple Remnant etsy shop you will receive 10% off by using coupon code BACK2SCHOOL.

This past week I did a lot of work on my shop. I took all new display pictures, and added some new items. I've added two new lines of earrings Simply Rosey and Tribal. I've also added new colors to the Simply collection. I'm excited about the new changes, and hopefully you will be to.

In addition to selling on etsy, hopefully this weekend, we are going to be going to the flea market in Wentzville, MO to set up a table. I've never sold anything in person before so I'm a bit nervous about it, but I'm really hoping things go well. There are several festivals in the town we live in, and we would like to do a couple of them next year. But the flea market it a way for us to get a feel for selling and see how people respond to my product.

If you have ever done festivals before and could give some advice on booth design, or anything else I would really appreciate it. I'm a newbie to all of this. I'm still fairly new to etsy as well, so if anyone has advice in that area it is also welcomed.

I am pretty proud of my progress so far in the world of etsy, however there is always room for improvement. My shop opened in March and since then I've made 23 sales. I know there are people who do so much better, but considering I had about a months time when I didn't have internet access, I'd say things are going pretty well. I'm hoping, now that I have internet at home and I'm adding more products that I will start making more sales. I would greatly appreciate your help in this. If you would go check out my shop (www.simpleremnant.etsy.com) and share it with your friends that would help me out so much. The more views I get the more sales I can make. So far most of my sales have been to people that I know, I would like to really expand my reach.

Well I think that's all for now, thank you so much for reading, and don't forget to visit the shop. Have a wonderful day.