As part of my new marketing strategy, I have re-opened my shop on Etsy and added some of my new screen printed designs. I first joined Etsy back in 2008, but spent no time trawling the forums and didn't really pay any attention to my shop - hence very little sales!
New year - fresh ideas and with over 8 million items for sale and 1.2 billion page views, it really is a global shopping experience. The statistics are amazing - check their latest December's Weather Report,
Apart from my new items in the shop, I have been taking part in the forums (getting myself known, as well as my products) and joined in one of the recent BNR Treasuries. I still don't know what BNR stands for, but it was fun taking part. I had to 'Buy in' to the Treasury to have my shop featured, people are then able to purchase from your shop. It's like taking centre stage at the theatre!
I bought a few items, starting the with Alice in Wonderland Pendant above - purchased from Wishes on the Wind. It's a lovely pendant made from a scrabble tile and have been wearing it today.
My second purchase from Twink Knits - crochet mug cosy (below). Again, have been using it today.
I have had a few sales over the weekend and been in TWO treasuries - also a first!
It just goes to show that taking part in the community does pay off.
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Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx