Today marks one year since my website launched! I can't believe I've reached this milestone already, it's kind of unreal. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out the site's design with Chiherah. They did a tremendous job building the site and the several updates to expand it, I am so grateful to them.
My little shop has come a long way and now my stickers are all across the world. The top selling locations are North America and the UK, I want to sell my stickers to even farther places like Australia and Japan. Just these past few months I had multiple bulk orders of 50 stickers from small businesses, I was thrilled to know they wanted to give out my designs. The next milestone is to get my designs in a physical store like a boutique or comic book store. I've already started to reach out to some small local shops to get my foot in the door.
Hopefully this second year will bring many new firsts and artistic endeavors for my shop. I have a lot things I want to draw but only so much time to actually draw them! I have a list of saved design ideas longer than my arm! Bumper stickers, note pads, greeting cards, more from my webcomic Choking Hazard, and of course so many new stickers! Specifically for the October 5th shop update, I will have 5 new sticker designs to mark the beginning of the second year along with discounted Mystery Mistake Packs of some the hiccups I've had with printing companies. Each pack will contain one b-grade sticker, one b-grade art print, and one b-grade keychain all for just $5! There will be two versions of the Mystery Mistake Packs, each one will have different stickers and art prints but the same keychains. They're still functional products, just not up to my high standards. One or two (in this case five) mistakes are bound to happen along the way.
I hope you all will join me along the way to a bigger and better store. Without the people who took an interest in my work and purchased something from my shop, it wouldn't have grown so much in this first year. I hope you will continue to support shop and pick up a couple of stickers now and then. Even an order of a single sticker makes me overjoyed! Thank you so much for your purchases, sharing my shop updates to friends and family, or just the kind words in a comment. An especially huge thank you to my family and friends who supported my work along the way. My parents were the biggest supporters of my art, always a kind word to ease my doubts. I just wish my mother could have seen how far I've come. Thanks, mom and dad!
Here's to a record-breaking second year!
All the best,