Monday, August 27, 2012

Online selling

I set some goals for myself this year, and one was to double my sales on Etsy. I figured it was attainable because I really hadn't sold all that much in the past, mostly due to the fact that my interest in it came and went.
This was the year to get serious.
I am getting close to my goal and I figure with the holiday season coming up, I might even surpass it. Don't get me wrong, I am not making tons of money through the site, but Etsy has brought in money that I otherwise wouldn't have in my pocket. To make a living in clay you need to be selling work in a variety of places and venues. Compared to craft shows, Etsy is a piece of cake... but we won't stop doing them. As a matter of fact, this year we have kicked it up a notch and are doing a few more shows... check out my events listing on the right side of this page.
Tracey Broome did a blog post the other day about Big Cartel. I hadn't even heard of it (where have I been??). Tracey already made a sale through the venue! Since you can give it a try for free, I am considering jumping in.

In the meantime, I have been adding some new items to my Etsy shop...



as always, pigs are the #1 sellers!

5 comments:

  1. I saw your "pastured" pigs yesterday when we were stealing apples- cute.

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  2. Look at that blue, cool, more places to sell the more sales I think. One thing I noticed about etsy is there were 89,000 pieces of pottery when I first opened my shop, now there are 131,000, the only way folks see work is to list and relist unless they are repeat buyers or customers sent to the shop who you know, almost 132,000 now.

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  3. I find the frequent listing on Etsy a drain on time and energy- I'm afraid I've slipped a bit there, but good for you for persevering

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  4. Your pigs are so sweet! Etsy is a great selling venue hope you reach your target : )

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