People are naturally drawn to confidence. The self-assured aura omitted by this nature draws potential mates, friends, and customers alike. In short: it’s sexy.
I see several handmade sellers all but curl into a ball of fear and insecurity when asked to talk about their products. Or worse, THEMSELVES. Such a reaction is a big, unsexy turn-off. This attitude does not make me want to hang out with you, or your shop. It also does nothing to convince me to buy your stuff.
Think about it: if you act like you don’t think your stuff is awesome, why should I? If you hesitant before naming your (too-low) price, and fill your item descriptions with apologies, I’m going to feel very unsure about making a purchase.
Likewise, if you re filling up your social network statuses with apologies, or avoiding talking about yourself altogether, I’m not going to be able to know if I like the person behind the item or not. I won’t feel compelled to hang out with you and your social network platform, because it doesn’t seem like even YOU would want to hang out with you.
Don’t allow your fear of bragging interfere with your ability to be confident. Understand that there is a difference between being an egotistical jerk (they tend to put down other people’s work) and being sure of yourself and your products. People want to buy and hang out with self-assured people. It is, after all, contagious.
Say it with me now:
I am AWESOME.
My products are INCREDIBLE.
So, of course you want to BUY FROM ME.