One of my New Years resolutions (a bit early, I know), is to put more effort into promoting my Etsy shop. I have done very little in the way of promotion and have few sales to show for it. I don’t expect, nor could I keep up with, a ton of sales. But even just a few a month, to help pay for supplies, would be very cool indeed.
I’ve seen many blog posts and forum threads on promoting, but I never really sat down to figure it all out. I’ve done little bits and pieces, but taken nothing too seriously. For instance, I’ve opened a Flickr account, I twitter, and I started this blog. I don’t update any of these regularly, and certainly haven’t used them to their full potential. So, as part of this process, I will need to research and sort through the advice of other Etsians to figure out where to go from here.
I’m going to focus on one thing at a time and try to develop it fully. My plan is to share what I learn here, to help others that may be in the same place as I.
I did a quick search of the Etsy forums and it seems that a lot of people are having success increasing sales with their Flickr account. So that is where I’m going to start.
First, here’s a summary of what I found in the forums regarding promoting with Flickr:
So, what have I done so far?
What I will be doing in the next few days:
I’ll give you an update in a few days to let you know how it goes. Hopefully I’ll have a sale or two to report.
Do you have any promoting success stories to share? Any ideas I should check out? Leave me a comment here!