Thursday, December 6, 2012

Etsy Shop--To Do or Not to Do?

I'm giving Etsy two thumbs up. My success rate isn't as great as others I know, but hey, I did manage to make some sales and my time to earnings ratio has been worth it. Unfortunately I can't relay any fabulous tips to generate sales because I do the absolute minimum, so I don't have any advice to share. There are books out there that I'm hoping to actually read for real this time, but for now I'll continue with my measly little shop until I have the time and inclination to beef it up. One thing is for sure--it doesn't cost much money to post images of work. Time? Yes, indeed. But for me, for one year of trying--albeit not very hard--it has been worth it. If you have an Etsy shop, post your link in the comments so I can check it out!

I had a studio visit today and sold one piece and put another piece on hold. I'm thrilled! Just the other day I was moaning about not making my goal for the year. What song is playing in my head? Doris Day's version of "Que Sera Sera."

I hope your day turned out equally as grand!


Linda Germain said...

thanks for the info. I have been thinking about this for a while.

Cathy Savage said...

Kelly Tankersley of the Etsy shop 88 Editions has done great with selling gelatin prints. She spends a lot of time building treasuries (a way to get traffic and build community) and making online connections and it has really paid off for her. She has fun and interesting work too, but standing out is a real challenge with Etsy and she's been successful. I'm unable to spend that same amount of time, but I think I can carve out more than I have been to list more and hopefully begin building community. Good luck! Hopefully in 6 months I'll have more advice to give. ;)