Today marks one year since my Etsy store, SportyprintsbyMBM, went live. I am not going to lie, it was a nerve wracking day for me. For years I had been creating these prints for my own children and their friends. People kept telling me I should sell them, and I would just laugh it off. More and more I would hear from people whom I gave these to as gifts that I really should think of selling them. As I made the decision to get out of wedding photography and start helping my husband with his business it seemed like the right time to actually throw caution to the wind and see if anyone really, truly would buy these pieces. And much to my surprise and delight, people did. I have sold prints all over the world…France, Italy, California, Alberta, New York, Nova Scotia and so on. I’m always thrilled when I hear the little cash register ding on my phone (that’s my notification from Etsy that I made a sale) and I am always excited to see where in the world one of my prints is going to next.
Since opening my store on Etsy over 20,000 people have visited my little business and I’ve been so pleased with the kind words and positive responses from everyone that has either stopped by to take a look and to those who have actually purchased prints. I remember saying to my sister, “I’ll be happy if I even sell one or two prints a month”…well I can tell you, I have sold a lot more than that and I am truly grateful to each and every person who has supported my venture and ordered this art for their own walls.
So thank you. Thank you to my friends and family who pushed me to open this store. Thank you to any one who has taken the time to comment on my work with their kind words. And thank you to those who have purchased my work. I am truly grateful for the support.
Happy Anniversary to Me! It’s been a great first year. Here’s to growing my business even more in 2016!
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