Throw Back Thursday | Three Years Behind The Cherry

Hello all!

Three years today, I opened my shop at Etsy and started Bonfirecherry as a online business so I thought I go into the behind of the scenes on Bonfirecherry was when I first started etc

As mentioned before Bonfirecherry started off as a college project five years ago as a fictional t-shirt business which I wanted to make into a real one (see About Bonfirecherry at bottom of the page) but then changed doing lino prints as it was something else I learnt the skill to produce at college.

I can't remember how I came across Etsy three years ago but it was a great site to start off Bonfirecherry online on, at the time I didn't really count the cost of the materials + time when counting the prints so put them at low prices (which the prints are back on Bonfirecherry.com at, see shop) which surprised me as people were giving me advice that I should be selling the prints at higher prices due to time and materials which I listened to and put into account.

I can always remember my first sale which was to a customer in america, this is the first piece of feedback I ever received that I have always take into account the advice.

Like any small business starting up it's hard to stand out but never give up as I did find it a bit upsetting at times that I didn't have any sales for months but didn't give up. Etsy was a good starting to Bonfirecherry but glad I started up Bonfirecherry.com as I am then in control of everything as Bonfirecherry is something I am very proud of which makes me very happy when someone says great things about my products.

I wonder what Bonfirecherry will be like in another three years time?

Thanks for reading, comment below any questions.

Matthew

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