To date, I've had 32 sales in my Etsy shop for 2012. I have increased my frequency of sales slightly since my last check in and am averaging about 1.5 sales per week. I'm still expecting to have an increase of sales during Christmas in July and the holiday season and am still hopeful that I'll at least hit 100 sales for the year.
Right now I have 10 wrap bracelet/necklace pieces, 6 charm sets, and a handful of other single strand herringbone bracelets in my shop. I actually have less charm sets than my last update because some of my designs have done pretty well. I will continue to restock the popular designs and will be adding more over the next few months.
I had a couple articles go viral in February and March and did more than double my December earrings in March. As many of you already know, my traffic dropped significantly after Easter and still hasn't recovered. My earnings in April and March were not what my March earrings were, but I'm still seeing an increase from December and am confident that I will double again before the end of the year.
I don't have a tally of how many greeting card designs I've made for 2012, but I have definitely continued to meet this goal. I will continue to list some of them on Etsy and am planning to be fully stocked for the 2012 holiday shows.
The biggest thing that I've worked on for shows thus far in 2012 is greeting cards. Now that the weather is warmer and I've had a fair amount of time to recovery from the huge holiday show creating binge, I'm getting excited about working on magnets, tacks, pins, and hair pins again (which involves opening windows while I'm gluing with E6000). I'm glad that I have all summer to work on building that inventory.
I participated in the January-May BBA Challenges and the February-May EBW Challenges (there is no January challenge). I will be participating in the EBW June challenge and have started working on my July entry. I've nearly met the BBA goal and will meet the BBA goal with the July challenge, so no worries here.
I now have my February open house and May craft show behind me, both of which were successful. I've been accepted to five holiday shows so I'm in good shape for this goal.
I have gotten a number of positive comments from my blog sponsors about traffic and exposure that they've gotten through my promotions. I just got a new blog sponsor at the beginning of last month, which was exciting. I've also started generating regular earning from ads. When I say regular I mean consistent earnings, not big bucks. It's a start.
I'm really proud of how well I've done with keeping up my new list organization. I have separate notebooks for "to do" lists, Etsy listings, and HubPages brainstorming and keyword research as well as a less frequently used notebook for non-jewelry Etsy listings. This new system has made it much easier to go back and find old notes when I need them.
So far not bad! I'll check in again with my goals sometime in September.
Check out goal updates from a couple of my favorite bloggers.
How are your 2012 goals going?
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