'How does one Measure their Success?'
Well for me, I try to sell my cards in as many areas as possible. I have played on the Ebay circuit, did 1 Craft Show and currently sell my goods on Etsy.com I have also sold many cards off line to friends and family. But I sat back and estimated a guess of what I may or may not have made thus far selling my cards compared to what I have spent to make them. And the verdict was...I sure was spending much more then I made! Plus I forgot the shipping and shipping packaging.
But still all and all I found or belive that I have had great success because on my Etsy Shop-'Handcrafted by LaMar' I have had a lot of visitors (158 hearts) and items with 128 views...
Plus the feedback from customers like this one:
5/21/2008 Gale10 says:
|"Totally gorgeous card, very very happy with it, |
would recommend this seller to all! I will return!"
So for me, I measure my success in the appreciation of my work. By the amounts of people who find themselves admiring my work and the positive feedback from all my great customers.
The best advertisement I was once told was, a great quality product that will speak in volumes...So this I try to bring to the table everyday its time to craft!
What about you? How do you Measure your Success?