1/01/2009

Accomplishments and Goals


So here we are in 2009. Let me take a few minutes to think about what I've accomplished with my little knitting enterprise this year.
  1. Had 3 successful craft shows that made at least 4 x's their booth fees.
  2. Sold or traded 73 items on Etsy.
  3. My pictures have drastically improved since getting the new camera and getting the table set up on the porch. (I'm really happy with how the above bracelet photographed today).
  4. Started making knitted jewelry including the wire bracelets that have been going over well.
  5. Got my first large custom order for bridal party jewelry.
  6. Had several other custom orders, one coming from my blog.
  7. Started and maintained this blog for promotion which turned into another fulfilling hobby.
  8. Made some great blogger friends and gotten more readers than I expected this quickly.
  9. Paid to have a logo designed and got a banner and business card design as well.
  10. Turned spare bedroom into craft room and set up computer for my business.
  11. Started a spread sheet of my inventory.
And now for the things I need to work on in the coming year:
  1. Get the craft room re-organized and the yarn stash under control.
  2. Re-itemize the spread sheet and keep it up to date.
  3. Get a new button/avatar to use for advertising.
  4. Look into advertising with Project Wonderful and other blogging outlets.
  5. Learn more about my camera and possibly take a digital photography course at the community college.
  6. Research craft and art shows in the area. Get at least 5 shows lined up for the Fall 2009.
  7. Continue expanding my line, look into more jewelry designs.
  8. Research different boutiques in the area and approach for wholesale/consignment possibilities.
  9. Open another on-line venue, possibly 1000 Markets or Artfire.
  10. Look into joining the Craft Mafia for networking and exposure.
  11. Promote, Promote, Promote. Get my shop out there however I can by blogging and talking about it.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. Here's to a new year filled with knitting, lots of sales, and hopefully a better economy soon.

5 comments:

MySweetThree said...

Congrats on the accomplishments in 2008...You should be proud. I am happy to have "met" you in blogging land and I hope 2009 holds lots of wonderful things for you...I hope you meet all of your goals..and I am sure you will!

Leah said...

Congrats on all you did in '08 and good luck with the '09 resolutions!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Sounds like a fantastic year - and great goals for the new one!

Odannysgirl said...

Great lists! I hope 2009 brings wonderful things for you.

Roz Andrews said...

Wow! It sounds like you have achieved a lot already! I hope that 2009 is an even more successful year for you!

Best wishes,

Roz
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