Thursday, 18 April 2013
Last week I re-opened my etsy shop . I have opened a Facebook account and posted links to the shop from there too but have received little response. I also have a Twitter account but rarely receive any responses on there either. So far there has been very little traffic and as of a couple of minutes ago there has been no shop views at all today. I have been advised that it takes at least 100 shop views to generate 1 sale, so I am way off the mark at reaching my target! It is very disheartening. I also know that whenever I mention 'my shop' on here many people do not respond to the post which is why I am reluctant to even mention it. I find self promotion very difficult but it is a necessary 'evil' when trying to generate interest in the things I make and sell. I have confidence in my products but lack potential customers.
The World events this week have left me feeling very unsettled but as the astrologer Barbara Goldsmith says, 'sometimes we need to be shaken up in order to feel alive again'. In the grander scheme of things, my shop and my ego are not that important.
*Unfortunately with this 'dynamic' view on Blogger I can't seem able to put any buttons that take you directly to my etsy shop but if you click on the words etsy shop on my posts you will be taken directly to my page. I hope this helps!