Etsy by itself is a hard work.
You try to create and idea, you create it, spend lots of time on taking perfect pictures, then adjusting them to make them look attractive. Also listing can be time consuming. Getting a perfect title is challenging enough. Also need a good description. This helps buyer visualise the finished product. As creative I am myself, I need to describe my item as good as i can, so that even the least imaginative person can understand what I’m actually selling.
And don’t forget tags- 13 of them. Luckily you can use phrases, as long as its under 20 characters.
So once I’ve managed doing this, my brain goes to sleep mode, it’s overtired and not very creative.
Just listing won’t get sales, so beautiful t of sharing helps a lot.
I use Twitter, Pinterest, tumblr, Google + and many more..
This all work has helped me generate 3 sales in a month. Compared to first two years with 7 sales over this period of time.
I think it’s been pretty good month. And hopefully next month is even better (fingers crossed).
Also been using etsyrank. Its a free tool to help with spelling mistakes and analysis your etsy shop. Worth trying.
Good luck folks.
Have a bit of mental block on crafting today. Although my daughter FINALLY is playing on her own.
Normally she will want to climb on top of me or demand things. Typical toddler.
So to use this time wisely I`ve updated my banner in my etsy shop. Hope you like it, because I do.
Here’s the link-
My name is Laura, currently 27 years old. Have a wonderful daughter age 2, little Jack Russell puppy called Sumo and much loved significant other Cookie.
I’m currently a stay at home mum. I’m trying to manage an etsy shop called peanut & koekie shop.
I’ve always been creative in many crafts and loved creating something new or joyful fir others. Spent 4 years learning art of pottery and graphics design at school.
Created a poetry club “touch” (“pieskāriens”) back in 2007 or earlier. Each year this club publishes poets from different age range writers.
Taken part as lightning operative and visual director in small amateur theater by producing play. This play has been shown for a year across small cities of in Latvia with good success. This was in 2009/210.
Art and crafts have been major part of life. Also cooking and baking takes a lot of my soare time. I’m always up to challenge myself with new recipes.
Hope everyone will enjoy reading my bloog