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How many sales a week/month is average?

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Inactive Etsy Member 10:46 am Apr 28, 2013 EDT
Hi, I created my account a while ago, but I didn't upload anything until 2 weeks ago. In the first week I got 5 sales, and now NOTHING for the last week. How many sales a week/month is considered "average" or even "good"? And what are good ways to get people to visit my Etsy shop or social media websites? I'm hitting a creative wall here :(

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I don't think you can compare one shop with another on sales. You will find as you go on what is "average" for your shop and can utilize your shop stats to find that information.

If you do a search on the forums for finding ways to promote on social media in the forums here, you will find a wealth of information.

Wishing you the best!
You can't sell unless you're seen by a lot of people in searches, especially in your category, so you should have a lot more items in your shop, at least fifty.
Each person is going to have a different answer for their average sales. Just stay focused in your shop. 5 in a week is good! Always look to improve your shop. Most times you can't sit back and wait for sales. The constant motion is needed for people to find you, and for your own sanity :)
Keep in mind items that are not handmade by you or items that are not at least 20 years old cannot be sold on etsy.
It really depends on what you sell and how much work you can put into it , and like Kate is saying do a thread search on promoting outside of test
Every shop is different. I usually have several sales weekly in each of my shops.

Best thing you can do is make sure your SEO is good so people can find your items when they search, and to make sure you have plenty of items to sell.
5 sales in the first weeks you opened is pretty good! My store it's been open for about the same (1 week) and nothing so you are doing really good! When it comes to average sales I guess it's different for every store.
I'm lucky if I get 1 sale a month, i had quite a few when I first opened but that was because I was selling an item for charity.
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Inactive Etsy Member 11:20 am Apr 28, 2013 EDT
thanks guys!

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