Thursday, May 8, 2008

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL!


YEAH BABY! 300 ITEMS SOLD! Well, 301 but I finally hit 300! Seems like just the other day I hit 200. The pace has definately picked up!

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL!

1. Tags are so important! 90% of my buyers find me by using the search tool. So, make use as many as you can within reason and make sure that they are tagged correctly since Etsy has put in a new system.

2. Crop your photos square and as close to the item as you can so that it shows the most detail in thumbnail mode. If your photos look awesome in thumbnail mode then just imagine how great they will look in gallery mode!

3. Have a good selection of items in your shop. Ever since my shop grew to 3+ pages of items I've noticed that my sales have really taken off. People who come to your shop like to browse. I know this because even though the view counters got reset a while ago I still have items on my last page that have over 100 views. Actually, one of my most viewed items is on the last page! So if you've only got 15 items or so there really isn't much for the buyer to choose from and they might go seeking out other shops to see what else is available.

4. Make friends. Make LOTS of friends. Why? Because people who know about you will talk about you. The best way to market is buzz marketing a.k.a word of mouth.

5. Provide excellent customer service. Convo your buyers after they purchase so they know that you have acknowledged their order, tell them when it will be shipped or if you have already shipped and provide any other details if necessary. This would also be a good time to leave feedback for them.

Happy selling everyone! :D

16 comments:

ara133photography said...

Great tips, I agree with all of them!!! Esp convoing after a sale :)

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

thanks TF:)

Connie said...

you are welcome ;)

DancingMooney said...

Buzz marketing is SO true!!!

Great post Connie!!

Tizzalicious said...

Wow, you are doing great! Congrats!

AshleySpatula said...

Great blog, thank you for this! and congrats on your 300 mark! I hope to one day be there too!

Sign up... said...

wonderfult tips...thank you for taking time to share them!

beccieblossom said...

Congratulations on your sales! And great tips too. Thanks very much on behalf of all of us that have very few (or 0 in my case) sales.

Beccie

Sixsisters said...

Great tips. thanks for posting this.

KieutiePie said...

YAY! Congrats coonies!!!!

Banana-head Pancake said...

Congrats - how awesome!
:)

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

Excellent advice, and congratulations!!!

Home Hooked Creations said...

Congrats on the sales! You have the cutest store. Great tips as well!

Merylu said...

Thank you so much for these great tips!

Mary Petite Fraise

The Millers said...

Thanks for the info, these are very helpful tips!

cloud9design said...

excellent advice tiny fig!