I received this message from a used panty seller:
Hey Dalma, I need some advice I feel like I’ve been in a funk lately with buyers I don’t know I guess approaching them, I get it obviously I won’t make. A sale everyday, but any ideas should I update my shop or something?
Here’s my reply:
This is exceptionally common.
It’s not unusual once the ‘honeymoon’ period wears off that you begin to get a little bit bored with the whole affair.
Because the truth is, any job or business CAN get a bit boring once you’ve been doing it day-in-day-out for weeks and months (or even years).
For me, I get bored super easily. I NEED lots of different things I can do and create in order to be fulfilled by my work. Maybe you can relate?
That’s probably why I chop and change between creating trainings, creating content for buyers, creating clothing, making TikToks etc. I need to feel excited by my work and to enjoy it as much as possible.
Because boredom means you’ll feel shitty and that will translate to less sales.
Here’s the key: when you’re having fun, you make more money. It kinda feels effortless. (Side note: it ISN’T effortless, it FEELS effortless. Big difference!)
You need to enjoy what you do and for pantypreneurs, we can feel joy from certain aspects of our work and a lot less enthused by other aspects. The difficulty comes if those bits we don’t enjoy actually translate to actual sales.
So when you start to feel bored and unenthusiastic about your work, it’s time to mix things up.
On platforms and on social media there are a lot of different things you can do to change it up.
No, you don’t have to re-do your entire shop but you might feel a burst of energy re-doing your pics and shop items.
You can create some really fun and interesting social media posts and stories (these can also be posted on stories on PD).
You can find interesting ways to reach out to buyers that don’t include ‘hey, how are you?’.
You can invest in a training (free or paid) or book that teaches you how to sell online or influence people.
You can spend time connecting with members of the community – buyers and sellers alike- without making it about making sales.
You can write a blog post for All Things Worn or Scented Pansy that opens you up to the community and helping them or sharing your experiences.
You can take a break – shock horror! Yes, you might need a break.
You can tune back in to your goals and start doing some mindset work around shifting any blocks and identifying how you can have more fun in your work. No, seriously. Journal “What would this look like today if it was FUN?”
Do research on new video or pic content.
Join my Sellers Before Fellas group. If you’re going it alone, you’re not surrounded by other people and their ideas and experiences.
Join a new platform.
There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself busy. If you’re bored, you’re likely not busy enough and you’re in a position where you’re overthinking things and telling yourself all kinds of nonsense.
So the main thing I want you to take away from this post is that yes, selling used panties online does actually become boring. It’s perfectly normal to get in a funk sometimes.
You need to find the ways that work for you to keep you interested and still in the game.