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2014 in Review & VATmess Transition

{I’m still on vacation until mid-January! This is just a quick pop-in with some fun 2014 analytics and some important info on my pattern shop transition due to the new VAT tax laws. Happy New Year, and see you in a couple of weeks!}

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It’s pretty fun to read since this was my first year of blogging. I think it went well, and I know I sure enjoyed the ride!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

In other news, I’m shutting down my Craftsy pattern shop for now due to the new VAT tax laws coming into effect January 1st. I’m slowly transitioning my patterns to Payhip, which takes care of the VAT tax for its sellers (SCORE!). I’m only just finding my way around it, but I’m excited at the prospect of having a selling platform that allows me to continue to sell digital download patterns to customers all over the world. I’m still on vacation for a couple more weeks (lucky me!), so the full transition won’t occur until mid to late January, but I’ve got a start!

I love the range of selling options on Payhip so far. They allow sellers to create coupon codes, set up systems where buyers can get discounts by sharing the pattern link on social media sites, and even create shop affiliates. For now, I’m offering 10% off any patterns up on Payhip with the coupon code “vatmess”. This sale will run through January 15, 2015. I get vacation, and you get a sale! Here are the patterns up so far (click the photo/link to go to the selling page or click HERE for the main page):

14195766085_90bc4ff5f5_hBuy Lupine Pattern

IMG_5304Buy Fish Rainbow Row Pattern

Please spread the word, and have a wonderful, happy, healthy new year! 2015 is going to be a great year! All my best, and see you in a couple of weeks!