So I am having NO success in my Etsy store, bluknotsoriginals. NONE. ZERO. ZIP.
I even posted a giveaway… NONE. ZERO. ZIP.
I saw this article on the web after googling “how to be successful on Etsy” out of desperation…
Is Etsy Dying?
The author tells of how Etsy seems like the perfect place for an independent artist, but isn’t for everyone…
And guess who he was talking about? Me. I have been on Etsy since mid-January and haven’t had one sale. Not one.
I joined Teams and participated in store sharing, bulk faving, etc., I added a Facebook Page JUST for my business, and I share and link images and sale information on the regular.
The answer to that is: I kinda don’t care.
I have always had better luck selling my crocheted items by word of mouth, usually on demand, meaning custom items, and I’ve been fine. So, I may just do that, too, meaning I will go back to selling my items MY way as well as on Etsy.
I just thought that since I was an Etsy frequenter that I would have as much success as those I see on Etsy all of the time. But, like my friend Natalie said, Etsy is SATURATED. There are so many people selling crocheted items on there that its just not even fun. And there is always the chance that someone will see something you make and turn around and make it themselves, and probably have better success, which is a serious risk in the commerce world.
So, I’m gonna get me some money, go down to DeKalb County Offices, and apply for a business license. Its Spring, and folks still like wearing original stuff. YAY!
Thanks for reading,
PS I’m no fool. If you wanna get a bluknotsoriginal, go here… TheFREE gift with purchase lasts until March 31, 2012.
PPS For my friend Natalie’s store, go here…
PPPS Thanks. :)