Saturday, September 19, 2009 My Full Time Home-Based Business

Some of you may have already heard about ETSY.  Etsy is a "place to buy and sell all things handmade."  I  learned about this internet phenomena from one of the vendors in a church charity event.  The women told me that I can sell my handmade jewelries at etsy and I should give it a try. I signed up to sell a week after that day.  The business started very slow then gradually got better.

Here's what happened:
November 7, 2006 - I signed up at etsy
November 10, 2006 - Got my FIRST SALE -
December 12, 2006 - Got my 2nd & 3rd sales -  &
December 31, 2006 - I only generated 10 sales since I started less than 2 months ago

Year of 2007 - Generated 295 sales
February 23, 2007 - I posted a question in Etsy forum saying "how can I make $100 a day?"
I got many responses and helpful tips to make more sales.
August 17, 2007 - I gave birth to my daughter

Year of 2008 - Generated 1111 sales (mostly from November & December 2008 sales only)
November 6, 2008 - Second year anniversary at etsy.  I went back selling at etsy full time (working during my daughter's daily naps and after she goes to bed at night.
December 2008 - Had an "End of the Year" clearance sale that helped cleared up my inventory to start fresh for the new year.

January 2009 to the present (Sept 19, 2009) - I already generated 1362 sales to date

February 20, 2009 - Opened a clothing line with my best friend

To visit my bead supply shop, please go to

To know more about Etsy, go to

My First Diary Entry

I want to tell a little bit about myself.  I'm a stay at home mother of a two-year-old girl.  My family just recently moved to New York City because of my husband's work.  I've been involved in a home based business a year before I had my daughter.  It's been really hard to juggle my time between taking care of my baby, house, and managing my small home business.  I initially started selling handmade beaded jewelries, then ended up selling bead supplies after giving birth.  Like many mothers out there, time is always an issue.  It is really hard to juggle everything and have a balance life at the same time. Few months ago, I ended up getting burned-out and depressed.  I had to evaluate my life and figure out a way to live my life to the fullest.

My goal is to find a successful home-based business where I can still have more time for myself,  family and friends. What does it take to pursue real happiness, good health, and freedom?  I hope to find these answers someday.