Thursday, September 23, 2010

Holiday Mission Statement for my ETSY store

I am participating in the "Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp" on the ETSY website. I would like to have more success on ETSY and sell more of my jewelry and accessories and I figure that doing something like this couldn't hurt. I think I do succeed more when I am accountable to someone or thing and this feels like a fun project.

My assignment for this week is to write a mission statement for the holiday season. Here is the written description..."So your second task this week is to write out a mission statement. Why are you working your butt off this season? What is your motivation?"
I am going to list some goals I have and reminders as to why I want to be successful on ETSY. I love lists, so obviously this will be in list form!

-I want to participate in craft shows this season. At least one small one and one big one.
- I have made 60 sales on etsy (and a few outside of etsy as well) I would like to be closer to 100 after this season is over.I am shooting for 20 more sales on Etsy and 20 more sales outside of Etsy (like at the craft shows)
- I would like to make enough money from Etsy to afford another trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
- I want to remember how much I enjoy creating. I want to carry this joy around with me even if I do not meet all of my goals.
- I want to feel happy with everything I produce and realize that my items are worth buying!

The Holiday Bootcamp Pledge

I, Carly Suzanne Westergard Dobson, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!