I'm getting very discouraged...
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I would LOVE a shop critique. I am getting very discouraged and am starting to think perhaps etsy is not the place for me. I have been very involved in teams, adding new listings, trying to do better pictures and get as much exposure as possible. But I just cannot get any sales. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted at 12:25 pm Aug 2, 2012 EDT
I am new to the team and relatively new to Etsy and this Thread is very encouraging.....I wondered if any of the Top Sellers have an idea of what percentage of their business comes from Google, Etsy (paid search), FB, Twitter, Wanelo, Pinterest, etc....Google does not seem to be picking up on any of my SEO/Listings according to my Shop Stats...and I was thinking I should stop Etsy paid ads and just add time to my social newtworking..LMK :) Thank you very much for your time! xoxox
Posted at 9:45 am Aug 8, 2012 EDT
I would say, don't give up!! It can be discouraging, but don't rely on Etsy only. Try getting your items in shops as well. I was getting very discouraged, but recently scored a shop that pays up front and loves my items! Something like that can keep you motivated!!
Posted at 4:04 pm Aug 8, 2012 EDT
...smh.... no one's going to type in Pink Zebra Fabulous Duct Tape Wallet. THINK LIKE THE BUYER.. if i'm looking for a wallet and a pink one since pink is my favorite color i'm going to type in pink wallet. SOOOOO put PINK Zebra wallet then write what it's made of in the description. You have to learn more about seo (search engine optimization) you have to type in plain and simple titles so that google and other search engines can read it. people are most likely not gonna type in pink zebra fabulous Duct tape wallet. if you keep doing this with your titles you will never get found. just being brutally honest. good luck hang in there and READ more about seo! it is Highly important
Posted at 12:15 am Aug 9, 2012 EDT
If you are happy with your pieces then they should sell. Maybe ask yourself would you buy your items would you use them and what price would you pay, how would you like to display you pieces in your store.
Also browse to see if the are any craft fairs you could attend.
Wish you more sales.
Posted at 3:19 pm Aug 9, 2012 EDT
Continued thanks everyone! I have much to learn about SEO! I thought any word anywhere in your listing was searchable, but some must be prioritized in how you prioritize them... very interesting. I will work on it! Thank you so much for all your time and knowledge!
Posted at 5:09 pm Aug 9, 2012 EDT
The worst marketing strategy, in my humble opinion, is starting a thread in a public (!) forum to let the world know you are 'getting very discouraged'.
You potential customers will feel the same...
Not saying asking for advice is wrong!
You just don't want to use titles like this.
Posted at 5:57 pm Aug 9, 2012 EDT
You have cute items. Take the great advice and a positive attitude and go with it. I know my shop did better when I narrowed down what I was selling. At first I tried to sell every hair bow possible. It didn't help my shop. Once I focused on headbands and a few bows it helped. You can do it!
Posted at 7:35 pm Aug 9, 2012 EDT