Friday, September 3, 2010


I am coming off of one big mistake in my Etsy selling experience.  I thought I would share it with you.

Just because I had a relatively good month in July, I expected to have an even better August.  (No, not so much.)  Since re-listing often worked for me in July - I went crazy with it in August.  When it wasn't working I increased my relisting habits, hoping to compensate for lack of sales.  Ultimate result?  My Etsy bill this month is SIX TIMES what I made from sales.  oops.

Let this be a lesson to you.

I'm going through an Etsy-induced depression right now.  When so much of your hopes and energies are being poured into it, it can be a real problem when things don't go so well.  I'm sure this is a common experience.  One thing I have been hoping to try is posting a page on Squidoo, and other free websites, to give my shop a slightly higher profile.  Spread those seeds, ladies and gentlemen!  And since investing money into my shop has not yielded the best results, I will be looking for FREE avenues to promote my products and my presence on Etsy!  So stay tuned to learn about my experiences with free sites and such!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. *sigh*. I made that mistake too. I would be interested to hear back when or if you try squidoo. I probably should do it myself. I have a FB fan page and Twitter as well as a blog. I think you also get noticed more when you make treasuries and participate in the forums. My 1st blog follower is someone I put in a treasury. And I know when I look at treasuries I also look in the curator's shop if they have one, just out of curiosity. I am trying to find more FREE ways to connect with others and get my shop and my work seen.