Monday, June 19, 2017

Time to Get Serious About SEO

Ok, I'm now into month 4 and a half of trying to sell on Etsy. There is soooo much information out there, it's really overwhelming. But that's a good thing! It's just that I don't have enough time in a day to fully digest the copious amount of videos and articles covering how to market your shop.

This morning I spent a few hours re-listing some of my older items, and double checking the titles, tags, and information on each listing. Or at least, until I started going stir crazy because I knew I had to get out to the market before it got too busy. To my surprise, the older listings didn't have the latest "Important Info"! Oh boy. So, I had some work to do.

Let's see if changing the titles and tags will affect views and hopefully sales. I know it should, I just don't know if I'm doing it correctly. As I type this, I'm listening and watching a video on "How to get buyers to your shop". Yes, I'm multi-tasking! There's only 30min left till my afternoon will be filled up with chauffeuring, cleaning up the kitchen, and doling out snacks.

Items on my To-Do List for this month:
• Contacting local and not local shops that sell Artisan wares.
• Posting and interacting on IG at least 5 days a week. I don't tend to post as much on the weekends, because not much creative work gets done in the house when it's full.
• Read articles on SEO and building up a "Tribe" of followers on Instagram.
• Think about creating separate Instagram and Etsy stores for artwork and jewelry bowls/jewelry.

So that's about it. Onwards and Upwards. I hope.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Renew or Not to Renew on Etsy?

Recently, I finally came up to my 4 month expiration date for my first few Etsy items, posted in my store. Should I renew them in the hopes that my store will soon get the traffic I crave? Or should I hold them back so that when I finally approach those stores I have my eye on, I'll be able to show them some products that are not currently listed in the store? Hmmm. I'm betting that holding off on the 12 items will work out, at least until I speak to someone at a bricks and mortar store. There are also new products I haven't even listed because I might want to sell them on consignment.

Tricky.

What's the 411, if you know? Would love to read any suggestions from others out there who have gone through this.

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