I had my first sale on Etsy the other day, and was I shocked to see which one of my items it was! The item that sold was one of the first items I had listed up and after looking over it, the image quality, etc, I was convinced that it was going to be a place marker for the next project I come up with. But lo and behold! It sold!
But atleast it is out of here.
I made some wool fingerless gloves I wanted to list up, but the issue that I was fighting with was how to take a great photo of it. Do I model them? Do I lay them flat? Laying them flat doesn't do the gloves justice at all, but if I modeled them, how can I make it all about the gloves? Yeah, so I gave up and kept the gloves for myself.
One day I went to work with them on and co-worker said they were perfect and that she's been looking for something similar for her mom who recently had a stroke and said her arms are always cold. So, modifying the pattern to make the gloves longer was simple, and that got me a sale right there.