Showing posts with label Etsy marketing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Etsy marketing. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Trying to make both ends meet...

I am still adding more to the shop.
There are 160 items now.
The month is just slow still...
I said in the title, I am trying to make both ends meet. That is right. It is sad, the work is not paying off...
Just feel that I am a bit off balanced....
Hubby called from work place to tell me about the lay offs happening at their company. Then he told me bad news that  the remaining staff has to take a pay cut for next 3 months.
That is making me scared. Here I am trying to make my Etsy shop a success, depending on his income.
Now that is also going to be reduced.
Thinking of it, I am not sure where to cut the expenses, because, it is already been so tight and we are keeping the scare to ourselves.
So, if there is no more sales, I am not buying anymore raw materials for crafting.
Whatever comes to the store is going back to the store itself.
May be I will do more marketing and less making, may be..
I added this today though. That is making me glad.

The flowers are added with a button. Then I stitched the flowers to the cap to secure them enough. The white flowers of the green cap make it very adorable. 

That bracelet will sure go with the cap. Right now, there is one scarf also, in the shop, to make it a complete set.

Now, that is a great set. When i put all of them together, my mood is getting better.
So, to keep up with the things, I really need to have the positive thinking. When you look on nice things, the mental self depreciating talk will getting slower. 




Bindu Designs

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Path to Success on Etsy

I was having a BIG headache yesterday. It still continues today too. But, I am working on a new infinity scarf It is a very soft grey. One of the Crochet teams on Etsy mentioned Grey being the favorite crochet color.
The yarn is very soft to touch. That is why I bought it. To give the scarf some personality, I think, I needed to add a bit of color.
Getting back links to the store is very critical for the success of online shop. So, I got this advice to add links to the shop on my blog.
In a way to help my fellow Etsy sellers, i will be adding some interviews on Bindu Blogs too. the fist is with the shop, A Word Fitly spoken.
I made a new treasury yesterday though. The clicking team gave it a lot of clicking. I tweeted and Facebooked it. So the Brown treasury got a lot of views.
Bindu Designs

Friday, October 5, 2012

Path to Success On Etsy

Bindu Designs on Etsy won a challenge on creating treasury in EtsyBitsy team. So, my shop, will be featured for this week's treasury challenge.
That means I am getting a lot of views. I also bought one new item from Etsy. I am glad to get one sale too.
Right now, Bindu Designs on Etsy has 124 items.
Yesterday, I joined on EtsyShoptimizer.  The website will give a feedback about the store. So I updated the shop announcement, shipping info etc. Also edited some of the listings. So, I am having an A grade there.
Few days ago, I joined Craftori. This website will permit to add one picture a day for free with the chosen keyword. I am not sure, it is great for marketing. But, give it a try anyway.
Craftopolis.com is another website suggested in one of the teams. That is really helpful in knowing which of your items are expiring for each day. It also gives the number of "hearts" and views on a calendar format.

The other efforts was to create a new banner. The story of  the banner is added to Bindu Blogs.
Today morning, I uploaded a few pictures to tumbr also. Many more sites are suggested by the savvy sellers.
A day has only 24 hours and I am a single person.To keep the shop going, one needed to add items continuously. Also, to show the shop, marketing is very important.
The person who asked me to make an infinity scarf didn't buy it at all. I have a promise from her to buy the brown infinity scarf though.
I believe, the hard work has to be paid off. The shop will make somebody happy.
Bindu Designs