Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Etsy, and the internet, open doors!!

So, in my shop, I'm now at 36 sales!!! Can you believe it? My goal had been 25 by the end of April and I blew right past that! I am so thankful for each and every sale! The bulk of my sales have been photos, or photo related (bookmarks, coasters, etc). You have no idea how much it means to me to snap a picture, list it on there, and have people not only give me amazing feedback via conversations, etc. but to also have them buy it to display in their home!!

Another totally amazing, art affirming thing happened last week, and I hope that I don't jinx it by talking about it in here. I was contacted by an online friend, telling me that her dad is opening his own online business (not a shop on etsy, but a real .com), and would like to use one of my photos as his branding. MY photo!!!! I can imagine that it'll go on his site, his business cards, his letterhead... My head still cannot quite wrap itself around that one! We have yet to fully discuss it, but what an honor! I had to call my dad immediately to tell him!

I'm being purposely vague about it, because the deal has not been sealed. Talks are in the works, and I am honored that I have been asked. It is amazing how the internet has opened so many doors. Not just for me, but for so many who put themselves out there! If any of you have had experiences with licensing an image, I'd love to hear about it. You can email me directly at

This coming weekend will bring lots of new photo opportunities, with a long road trip and a motocross race. Who knows what will make it into my shop!! My only thought to leave with you today... put yourself out there. Things will happen that you could never have imagined before!


Avlor said...

What delightful news! Thanks for that last paragraph. I needed to hear it today. ;)

Monika's Gifts Galore said...

I'm so glad you met your goal and then some, you deserve it for sure robyn!

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