I keep going to my etsy shop and looking at the total items sold, cause I still can't believe that I've hit the 1000 items sold mark. When I first found etsy in May of 2006, I was amazed at some of the sellers who had sold over 1000 items. I found that inspiring and the main reason I opened my etsy shop was seeing that there were actual buyers on the site. I started out very slowly, selling a few things here and there, but as I learned the ropes the orders started increasing in number. Reaching the first 100 in Dec 2006 was a huge thrill. Then reaching 500 a few months ago called for a celebratory dinner out. And now, over 1000 items sold!!
I am starting to feel like a success!