Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not getting enough Views on Etsy?

There are some great tips in the Etsy forums for getting exposure for your shop. But, before you go running off and starting a twitter, facebook, myspace, blog, 1000markets,DaWanda, etc page, what about exploring all the opportunities that are right here on Etsy?

Here are a few... (in no particular order)
1) Virtual Labs - workshops and classes. http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php
You can get some wonderful tips from the newbie chats, the shop critiques etc. And just being there and asking a couple of pertinent questions can get your avatar noticed by quite a few people

2) Chat rooms - Find one you like or start your own http://www.etsy.com/chat_main.php

3) Treasuries - are a great place to do some 'passive marketing'. When I curate a treasury, I look at each of the shops that have commented and possibly feature them in my next one.
main treasury - Accessible from the Etsy home page http://www.etsy.com/treasury.php Treasuries are also a great way to shop for that elusive gift for someone.

treasury west - a 'test' treasury, but a treasury just the same. http://www.etsy.com/treasury_west.php
If you want to create one yourself just scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how!

4) Teams - are a wonderful way to meet other Etsians who share some sort of a common bond.
Find a team for yourself http://team.etsy.com/

5) Forums - With all the discussions going on, there are so many Etsians who are willing to comment on your latest creation, offer you advice or just give you a shoulder to cry on.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_main.php

6) Have you looked at the other Resources that Etsy offers? http://team.etsy.com/downloads.html

There are plenty of ways right here on Etsy that can help you increase your views. And none of the resources that I've mentions cost you any money..just a little bit of time. They may not bring you the immediate sale, but without views, you cannot get that sale.

18 comments:

Photo Amato said...

You're always such a GIVER! Thanks for the great info!!

Ripper Arts said...

Great tips!

Hola!Design said...

thanks for the advice!

AMIdesigns said...

You are so right! I find myself getting lost amongst all the outside Etsy ways to promote that I sometimes forget there's plenty of buyers ON Etsy!

Nina Estrella said...

I need all the help I can get! Love your blog and your forum posts. I just started a new blog if you would care to take a peek, love to have you stop by. Thank you for all the advice here and while I have been lurking the boards :-)

http://ninascd.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

Valerie - you are always so helpful! Thanks for all you do!
Sandi

Vanessa said...

Great advice!

KaurFunktion said...

You are wonderful. Thank you for the great advice :)

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Helenes Dreams said...

Thanks for this great post! Now if only I can find the time to do all of this..whew!

alyssakaycollections.etsy said...

As always, thanks so much for offering information. Thanks for posting this link in the forums. I agree with HelenesDreams, need more hours in a day! :-)

CheekyLemur said...

Thank you for more great tips and advice.

FloriFlori.com said...

Thanks a lot,great tips!

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

Thanks, Crochetgal, you've been such an inspiration to me since I started on Etsy. When I see that avatar in a forum post, I know there's going to be some great advice!

Carly said...

I hopped over from the forums where you recently reposted this article. Very helpful, thank you!

Glenda said...

Thanks for this - a fellow Sassy team member suggested I pop by your blog for ways to increase visibility on Etsy - I think my biggest challenge is figuring out which forums are worth spending time in and which are not. Anyway lots to follow up on and thanks again. Glenda

JBeaudetStudios said...

Great advise! Thank you! I hope I can make a treasury someday!-Jennifer:)

sillymadeleine said...

Great great post... Thank you for taking the time to write this down!