I am slowly learning that your presence online also has much to do with how many 'hits' or 'views' your shop will get. Therefore, it is important to get yourself 'out there' so to speak. What I mean by this is, the more you try to promote in different types of ways, the more viewers you will have - thus creating more sales!
So here are a few ways to get yourself 'out there':
Your Etsy Presence
Join a Team
First of all, are you on Etsy?? If so, GREAT! Etsy has SO many different ways to get involved, promote, and even give back..
For instance, there are Teams with so many different themes. There is definitely bound to be at least one that will be a good fit.. Recently, I was able to join Etsy Expats - a team devoted to expatriates from all over the world. (Being such a traveller myself, and having lived in Guyana, South America and also the Czech Republic.. this is a really good fit for me.) Are you an expat and want to join our team?
Here's the link:
Not an expat, but think it would be cool to join a team:
http://www.etsy.com/teams Browse through the tons of teams.. of course, most teams do have a few requirements, so expect to share a bit about yourself and possibly answer a few questions.
Create a Treasury
Treasuries are little galleries of items that you get to put together according to color scheme, theme, team, etc. Such a cool way to show your creativity. For me, it's also a bit of a stress release where I can just escape for a few minutes and get engrossed in creating something beautiful. Still not sure what I'm talking about?
Have a look:
Winter Blues.. Treasury
Yes, the forums are an excellent way to get and give input. All broken down neatly into various topics from announcements, business, site help, etc. http://www.etsy.com/forums_main.php
Ok, the last thing.. which is something I think is very cool - the virtual labs. Here you can join a 'classroom' and chat with others about different topics.. You can get a wealth of information here for just sparing a few minutes of your time. http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php
Well, these are just a few ways to 'get out there' on Etsy. What did I miss?? Feel free to comment.. pleassse :)
My day is seriously calling, so next on the agenda - ways to promote outside of Etsy.
Hezky den! (czech for Have a good day :))