Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Brief encounter

Only half an hour ago I was sitting at my computer wondering how to improve my ETSY sales.
Should I shut my shop?
Should I completely empty it, make new things one a time and re stock one piece at a time until each one is sold?
Should I just give up the whole idea of selling online?
When the little blue envelope in the right hand corner of my screen chirrupped and it was a message fro karen telling me I had made it to the ETSY FRONT PAGE!
Here's the screen shot.I'd have missed it if Karen hadn't told me. She's a star
Click to view it larger.


Anyway it seems to have brought a lot more traffic to my little shop so I'll leave it for the moment.
I feel as if I've had a brief encounter with fame.
39 hearts and 757 views for my little brooch in about an hour.
Exciting.

By the way, if you have an etsy shop do you know about Heartomatic?
Just enter your shop name and it will show you how many Hearts your shop as well as single items have.

15 comments:

alcoholinky said...

coool - and you might never have known!

Cathy said...

Your work deserves it. It is very beautiful and unique.

karen said...

glad to be of service!........ and so is James, he says thanks for the hug!

Heather said...

Your brooches are the pick of the bunch, though that little round bird house is rather sweet. Well done and good luck.

jude said...

oh yay! i am going to break out the champagne! and i am gonna twitter it!

lilylovekin said...

This is great news and I'm so glad you were able to hear about it so you could enjoy it.

maggik1 said...

Congratulations!Hope you sell lots and lots of goodies!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Congratulations Jackie - you and your lovely work deserve such exposure. BFN. Lesley

Pam said...

oh well done jackie! can't imagine why you weren't getting that many visits anyway!
that was me only a couple of weeks ago, didn't get a blue envelope tho.:) shut the store, and now thinking the same about my site. gets hard sometimes when there are no sales, hey?

julie king said...

huge hugs and applause for you!! it was a message from fate saying don't close your shop. i just know it!!!

for me, i've given up on selling my things and then when one sells i am surprised. i'm trying to just do it all for fun and the learning experience. i KNOW things will turn around eventually so we all just need to keep plugging away and supporting each other until that day comes. keep the faith, dear friend! your work is too lovely to stop!

Jo in NZ said...

Jackie, i think ETSY is far more work that you (I ) expected to get browsers and sales. I haven't activly promoted for the last couple of weeks, and very few sales. Before that I would do the forums (critiques and promotions)and regular tweeting, and that definitely makes a difference.I was getting 3-4 sales a week, but I would say I was spening 2-3 hours a day at it. Now I think I will just rely mostly on blog traffic and tweeing, much less time and energy. Don't give up on your shop, everyone is experiencing slow times, and I would miss checking you out and dreaming....

kay susan said...

Oh WOW! Of course, you deserve it, but that doesn't mean you won't see the green miasma radiating across the country all the way from the South Coast.I recently met another Etsy seller here, and she puts many, many hours into promoting her Etsy shop - I'm afraid I'm not so dedicated. Thanks for the heads up on the heart thing, I didn't know about it. Don't give it up, your stuff is so good it deserves to be seen.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Your Work Sooooooooooo deserves to be featured ,Its fab I'm so happy for you !! .
Love from sesga xx

Kayla coo said...

Hi Jackie,
Thanks,didn't know about this.x

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations! Your work are so great,and they really deserves a front page!



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