Etsy 102: More Ways To Promote Your ETSY SHOP

Handmade beaded chandelier earrings.

Handmade beaded chandelier earrings.

My first blog in the “promoting your ETSY SHOP” covered the basics of promoting such as joining social networking group, passing out your business cards, and utilizing the forums on the ETSY site. In this blog we are going to dive in a little deeper on new and exciting ways to bring customers to your ETSY shop! There have been many new tools available to ETSY sellers to help promote business to their websites, and many bring great results! So what can you do to bring more customers to you?

 

1. Upload your items to Google Base. This is a great way to get people coming to your ETSY shop. Google Base lets you upload single items, or you entire ETSY shop (100 items) and let them be search-able in Google Search! This is a great website to help you get started: http://letsets.com/

 

2. Join Twitter. Twitter is a great new social network where all you do is say what you are doing. Alot of ETSY sellers use this site to list their newest items, rave about their newest projects, and share marketing tips! Other people who are interested in you will follow you on twitter. If you would like to add me my Twitter username is NaturalAmber.

 

3. Get Juried. Juried sites can bring business to your site, but you got to make sure you are ready to submit a portfolio to them. Since they are juried they do not accept everyone. Don’t get discouraged by rejection, often times many ETSY sellers will get rejected numerous times before getting accepted. Some of the sites you may want to check out are: Trunkt.com, Lollishops.com, and 1000markets.com

 

4. Join a Street Team on ETSY.  Street teams are a great way to get promoted on ETSY. These groups help promote one another, and often times are combined by a common force: location, and craft are most common.

 

5. Join a BNR on ETSY. There are rules to BNR’s but I have heard of many successful ETSY sellers who have gotten many new customers through BNR. BNR stands for Buy and Replace. You get added to the list, and you must buy something from someone else on the list. Often times there is no dollar amount on what you need to purchase.

 

No matter what, just remember to have fun and get your name out there! I have seen too many good sellers quit in the first couple of months from discouragement.  Getting customers can be hard work, but perseverance does pay off.

Please come see my on line shop, NaturalAmberDesigns on ETSY.

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7 Comments

  1. Karen said,

    January 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write this, I have been confused for too long.

  2. Bonnie said,

    February 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for this info. Learned things I never knew.
    Bonnie

  3. Katy said,

    March 29, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Great info! This has really helped in answering a couple questions I had. Thanks a bunch!

  4. Alison Heart said,

    January 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Gemstone jewellery for all occasions

  5. Gena said,

    November 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for posting this; I was looking for an explanation of BNR and this is a good one.

  6. Suzanne said,

    December 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this info. As a newbie on Etsy, it’s a great help. I’m very excited to try out the ones that are news to me: getting juried and BNR!

    Suzanne,
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/thescarletsagetree

  7. Calvin said,

    December 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Really sorry to see that there are no new updates. It’s a good blog, you should continue.


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