Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog Carnival: Goals

It's time for another EtsyBloggers blog carnival!  This carnival, hosted by RainyDayArt, asks the question,
What are your goals?
Good question!  I have oodles of short-term goals, but they're all pretty simple.

  • Get new product lines started - I listed the first item of a new series yesterday - the Nevermore necklace, which shall be part of my "Literary Gems" collection.  I have another new jewelry line and a Tolkien-inspired calligraphy series (there's more where those bookmarks came from!) that I hope to get up and running by the end of the month. 
  • Reorganize shop - This sort of goes along with the previous goal.  I need to reorganize and rename my categories to fit with my revised vision.  I have a much clearer idea of what I want my shop to be now, so I'm working to refine things that were previously a bit fuzzy in my mind.
  •  Get business cards - Ironically, this was one of the first things I looked into when I started planning for my shop.  And I still haven't gotten around to doing it.  Mostly because it never seems to occur to me when I have the cash to spare...
  • Design website - This was one of the other things I started planning for early on and haven't actually done yet.  I'm much better at get designs done for other people than I am for myself.  I have a pretty good idea of what I want, I just need to sit down and do it.  One of these days.
Those are my major short-term goals (though, really, they're more to-do's, I suppose...).  As for my long-term goals, those are even simpler.

  • Make at least one sale a week - Currently, my sales are pretty sporadic.  And I know they always will be to some extent.  No matter how much promoting I do or how great my marketing strategy is, I can't make people buy things.  But I think aiming for a sale a week is reasonable.  
  • Sell at a craft fair - I'm not likely to be doing this any time soon, but I definitely want to at some point in the future.  There's just something about the idea of selling my creations in person...  I need to make a lot more stuff before I can even think about trying it, though.
So, those are my goals.  What are some of yours?


  1. You have great goals! I am also working on a new line of things and hopefully will get around to organizing my sections as well. One day:)

  2. Thanks, Nico! lol, "one day" is a common phrase around here. :)

  3. Great article thanks

    Check out this great craft store. Scrapbooking, beading, knitting.

  4. great goals! I wish I could sell one piece a week. If you find a formula, please let me know {:-D

  5. Story - lol. If I do, I certainly will! =P