ETSY 101: Selling Success

 

Brainstorming.

Risk.

Aiming Innovation.

Never Giving Up.

* Brainstorming. I challenge you to take a hard look at your shop and really discover whats working and not. Embrace slower times as a way to really analyze and find out what needs to be done, what needs to be fixed, and what needs to be tossed. Perhaps you need to work on your tagging, your SEO, perhaps its time to find new ways to reach your target market. Pull up a chair and pull out a notebook and really think about what needs to be done to bump up your success.

* Risk. You figured out what you think may work. Go for it! Whether it’s a new marketing strategy, new tags, new pictures, local marketing. You will never know if it works unless you try, get over the fear and “risk”.

* Aim for some goals, some timelines, some mini projects. If you are serious about the success of your business and you want to see growth you have to be aiming for something. Write them down too in a notebook, research has shown that written goals are viewed as more concrete and are often times more successful in reaching.

* Innovation. To innovate is to bring in something new. Make a new line, bring in a new color, keep your shop looking fresh. Repeat customer love coming back to buy more, but they need more new things to look at! Making a new product line can bring in a new range of customers. Vintage inspired jewelry was what kept me on ETSY. I sold beaded jewelry before, and being among so many talented artists I was struggling.

* Never Giving UP. For many before they start making money they have to sacrifice a lot. Timothy Adam Designs has a great post about how much he sacrificed at first, and really puts in front of  the realities of what to expect. How much you want this, may also mean how much can you sacrifice in: hours, time, money… Persistance is so important to success. Some people in only takes weeks, some months, some years. Do you want this? If so keep your chin up and keeping aiming for your dreams

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4 Comments

  1. Lisa D said,

    May 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Love your blog and really appreciate the wonderful tips as a newbie on etsy!

  2. sugarskull7 said,

    June 4, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Excellent post. I’m having a somewhat slower month (at least it was sort of slow in May and I’m in denial that it’s already June) and I need to look at it as a gift. I’ve been too busy since December to set new goals, come up with new lines…maybe I’ll be able to get around to those things soon. 🙂

  3. Richard said,

    July 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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  4. Jillian said,

    August 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    There are also image suppliers that sell high quality printable images to use in your etsy creations. If you’re looking for inspiration or a new source of material, some of these images aren’t very expensive, like http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageRetroAntique


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