Importance of Confidence When Having a Business

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Hey guys! Welcome back! I know some time has passed, and I promised I would keep you updated on my Etsy business. The greatest thing I have learned since starting my shop is the importance of having confidence. Let me explain why.

I am happy to say that business is booming! It seems like every time I send out an order, I am receiving another order! It is unbelievable how one day I am praying for a sale to come my way, and overnight I’m receiving 2-3 orders a week. Boy am I exhausted! 

Disclaimer

Unfortunately, a lot of my sales are through word of mouth, and not directly through Etsy. However, over time I know this will change. My increase in sales are due to sharing my work on Facebook, and it took over from there.

It was not always like this. As mentioned in my blogpost, How I Started My Etsy Shop, I started my shop in May of 2019, but didn’t get my first sale until September. This is because I was not taking the time to share the content that I was selling.

I have always been afraid to share my creations because of how people reacted to my scrapbooking. Thanks to other websites dedicated to scrapbooking, I was able to share my work, but I have always been afraid to share on IG or Facebook. However, there are times when I think something it just too good not to share. That is when I realized that others are always going to think something they are not use to is weird, until it becomes normal. Once you show that you are PROUD of something (whether it’s a good day at the gym or your child got all A’s), most people will applaud your success.

So today I say, share the DIY you made even though it is not perfect. Share that custom shirt you made for your son’s Valentine’s day party. Just remember to be PROUD of what you made. The confidence you show towards the products you make (“vibe“) reflects on the outcome of your products gaining exposure.

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13 thoughts on “Importance of Confidence When Having a Business

  1. I’m so happy to hear that your business is going so well. You’re products are stunning. Sometimes I find it hard to have confidence in myself (my business) especially at times when things slow down.

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  2. I think confidence is important in many things we do. But definitely important when running your own business. It can be scary to put a product out there for the world to buy, and not have people buy it, or give it bad reviews, etc.

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  3. I think confidence is important ALL the time, not just if you own a business. People take you much more seriously if you are confident in yourself and what you’re doing – and also, it makes you happier too!

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  4. It is extremely vital to have confidence in everything in life; however, for business it is a must simply because there is so much competition. Plus, you will have people who hate you because of the way others love you. It is so important to stay true to yourself and your products. Don’t worry about the competition. Mark your prices accordingly, offer incentives on those that are a little pricier, focus on your own goals, and good things will happen naturally.

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  5. I agree with you. It is how confident you are in marketing your products that would define whether you reach success or not. I have a friend who sells beauty products and she uses them first and shows the before and after photos. I know she has grown her business and is earning enough to quit her corporate job.

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  6. Confidence comes from within and positive thoughts and plans get rolled out as an aftereffect. For any business to prosper I too feel this would be the basic from where we start off. Nice read.

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  7. Congratulations that you business in blooming. Hope it will flourish in years to come. Positive thoughts and confidence is the key in any type of businesses.

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