Yay! I’m so excited that I’ve had so much blogging motivation that I am now writing my second earnings report. Although it feels like I have no one reading this blog I hope that someone will read these posts eventually and become inspired.
And, don’t get me wrong – I’m not doing these types of posts to simply brag about my earnings, I’m writing these type of posts so that my readers can follow me on the path to success. I want to show others that earning a full time income online is absolutely possible. I loved reading these types of posts when I first started selling on Etsy, so I’d like to pay it forward.
If you’re interested in seeing how much I made last month, check out my October 2016 Earnings Report.
Last month I included my total business income, which included Etsy and Zazzle. However, I think from now on I’m just going to include my earnings from Etsy until I become more familiar with Zazzle.
So, how much money did I earn from Etsy in November?
I earned $9,657.95 during the month of October, before any expenses.
November was an okay month. I was still busy enough during the first half of the month. I thought that the weekend of Black Friday would be extra busy, so I hosted a 25% off sale. Turns out the sale was a bust. I barely made enough during Thanksgiving weekend to pay myself, which is very odd and I haven’t had that happen in a while.
But, I guess sales during the holidays really depends on what you sell. I know a lot of sellers who were busy out of their minds during the Black Friday weekend. That’s so awesome for them!
How did I earn $9,657.95 on Etsy during the month of November?
In case you’re wondering what I actually sell on Etsy and Zazzle, I sell printed invitations for baby showers, bridal showers, holiday parties, etc. I did not go to school for graphic design, but I’ve been working with the Adobe products for years. I first started out on Etsy in 2014 by selling digital files of invitations that people could download and take to a print shop for printing. After a long time of busting my butt and saving some serious cash, I became the print shop! Now, I sell invitations that are designed, printed and mailed to the customers doorstep. My shop has grown from making $7.00 a day to making over $1,000 in one day (but, only some days 😉 ).
There are a lot of factors that contribute to being a full time seller on Etsy. The first and one of the most important factors is having great SEO. Learn how to improve the SEO in your Etsy shop and rank higher on Etsy.
Another important thing to know is that you gain these earnings over time by becoming an experienced seller. You will learn from your mistakes (hopefully).
Here are a few more articles that I’ve written that will help you become a better seller:
- 10 Mistakes that Etsy Sellers Make and How to Avoid Them
- 10 Photography Tips for Your Etsy Shop
- 7 Tips for Starting an Etsy Shop While Working Full Time
I will add more to this list as I keep on blogging 🙂
What’s new this month?
Okay, I’ve got some really big news for the month of November! I officially hit 6 figures in sales so far this year! I still cannot believe this. I remember rocking my daughter in my rocking chair earlier this year as she was sleeping and I whipped out my phone to figure out how much money I would have to make a day (average) to earn $100,000 in one year. That number is $273.97. I thought maybe (hopefully) I would get to that point in 4 or 5 years or so. Y’ALL! I made that by the end of November this year. I am absolutely stunned and I can’t wait to write about it in an upcoming blog.
What are my goals for the month of December?
During the month of December I’d really like to start focusing on creating more products for the upcoming engagement and bridal shower season. There are a lot of engagements during the month of December which will contribute to an influx of save-the-date carts and engagement party invitations.
Bridal and wedding season (spring/summer) will be here before I know it, so I’d like to add more products in those categories as well.
I also want to work on the photography in my shop. Right now my products are listed with a wooden type of background. I’d really like to have my products showing on a white background so that it looks clean and simple. We’ll see how that goes.
As for personal goals this month I’m still actively working on reorganizing my basement and moving my office to a larger part of my basement. So, for now that’s going to be my continuing goal.
So in closing, since it’s November I’d like to say how grateful I a truly am. I never thought in a million years that I would have a full time home business. Being able to provide for my family is such a wonderful feeling!
Please leave a comment below if you have any questions for me or if you would like me to touch on a certain topic in an upcoming blog post! Thank you all for reading, I hope you have an amazing holiday!