Saturday, October 8, 2011

The First Sale is the Sweetest

In honor of Small Business month, I've been linking up to Three's 4 Me and having a great time meeting new crafty people!

This upcoming week, the prompt is "Your first sale." And boy do I remember it! Here was the very first card I ever sold:

My shop had only been open for three days - the first sale came on my BIRTHDAY! So I was truly beyond excited. There may have been squealing. My hubby came into the office (where I was pointing at the computer monitor) to give me a hug and congratulate me!

A couple things I notice here. First, I had no idea what to charge for shipping - a dollar wasn't nearly enough to cover that expense. Second, my completely non-descriptive title ... what's up with that? Third, my picture is not great quality. It took about six months for me to get the hang of great pictures with lots of natural light.

One more touching thing I remember about that day: my husband was relieved. He confessed to me a little later that day that he had this whole elaborate plan with a fake email address, and a fake paypal account -- he was planning on buying something from my shop anonymously if I didn't get any sales after a week or two and got really discouraged!

I seriously married a sweetie pie.

What do you remember about your first sale?


  1. That is seriously too cute about your husband! So sweet! And congrats on your first sale!

  2. How cute is your husband!!! And yay for your first sale coming quickly. I"m going to post about mine sometime this weekend. I'm also enjoying this linky party!

  3. That is so sweet of your husband, but I'm happy that you made a sale.

  4. Cute story! I love husbands that think like that. :-)

    I was really excited...I remember texting my husband at work to tell him and then packing up the item and shipping it the same day!!

  5. That is SO HILARIOUS that your husband had that secret plan!!! My husband told me the EXACT same thing after my first sale!!! SO CUTE!!! I love stories like these!!!

  6. What a great story! I remember being so very excited that someone would want something I made. I posted in the Etsy forums that I made my first sale!

  7. That is the sweetest story, girl!!!!!!! I can't imagine the joy of selling your very first product! Would you like to tell this story in one of my "businesses link party" sometime? I'm starting it on Monday, and it's called "The French Market". Let me know!!!!!

  8. your husband is really soooo sweet!!!!
    my very 1st sale was a embroidered book mark, I was playing with the computer and got the "transaction" email and...OMG...I could not believe this!!!!
    how exciting it was!!!!!

  9. Aww that's awesome. and that card is fantastic, too!

    I just had my first Scentsy sale, from an old friend and it was exhilarating!

  10. I agree with everyone...your husband is a sweetheart! Loved your story :) Congrats on all your success!!!

  11. Okay really that just made me well up with tears that was so sweet of your husband. Can't wait for tomorrow! ;)